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THQ Nordic GmbH, previously known as Nordic Games, is an Austrian video game publisher based in Vienna.

The company was formed in 2011 after its Swedish parent company, Nordic Games Holding, acquired all the assets of the defunct Austrian publisher JoWooD Entertainment and its subsidiary DreamCatcher Interactive. They made serious headlines when they bought the majority of THQ's IPs after the latter's dissolution in 2013. This ended up just being the start of the young company's rise as they kept up their rate of acquisitions throughout the The New '10s with IPs from everyone from Atari to Crytek, many of which have been dead for years (giving them something of a reputation as the studio equivalent of the guy who knocks door to door and asks if he can have any junk that you have laying around), acquiring several studios along the way. Their end goal is to bring back mid-range (AA) games, larger than independent works, but not quite triple-A.

Their name itself is a testament to this, as they've bought the dead THQ trademark following their bankruptcy, and use it as their means to conduct business. Their parent company, now known as Embracer Group, acquired Coffee Stain Studios as well as Deep Silver and their parent company Koch Media in 2018, making them both officially sister companies to THQ Nordic. Said company would also later go on to buy Gearbox Software's parent company, Gearbox Entertainment, and later still, Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Interactive (and 50 titles) from Square Enix. In 2022, alongside acquiring the Square Enix properties, announced its plans to buy Middle-earth Enterprises, which owns the J. R. R. Tolkien properties as well as Limited Run, Bitwave Games, Giotek, Singtrix, Tatsujin, Tripwire Interactive and Tuxedo Games.


  • The Adventure Companynote 
  • Alkimia Interactive
  • Appeal Studios
  • Ashborne Games
  • Black Forest Games
  • Bugbear Entertainment
  • Campfire Cabal
  • Experiment 101
  • Grimlore Games
  • Gunfire Games
  • HandyGames
    • Massive Miniteam
  • Kaiko
  • Mirage Game Studios
  • Nine Rocks Games
  • Pieces Interactive
  • Piranha Bytes
  • Pow Wow Entertainment
  • Purple Lamp Studios
  • Rainbow Studios

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Alternative Title(s): Nordic Games