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Embracer Group Acquires 'Road 96' Developer Digixart

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2021 @ 10:45 p.m. PDT

Embracer Group, through its wholly owned subsidiary Koch Media, has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of France-based DigixArt, known for Lost in Harmony, 11-11 Memories Retold and upcoming title Road 96.

“DigixArt is a very talented studio with an experienced team and proven capabilities to create great IPs. As part of Koch Media and the Embracer Group, DigixArt has the potential to grow and become a leading studio within narrative games. We look forward welcoming them to our team” says Klemens Kundratitz, Co-founder and CEO of Koch Media.

After 14 years within the game industry, Yoan Fanise and Anne-Laure Fanise founded DigixArt in 2015 in Montpellier, France. Digixart is today an award-winning and profitable games development studio with 20+ employees. The team consists of veterans from the AAA industry as well as young talented developers and with experience in mobile, PC and console games development.  

The studio has proven capabilities of creating and developing original IP and through the acquisition, Embracer strengthens its position in the growing sector of narrative games.

Going forward, the team will continue to focus on development of new IPs and with support from Koch Media and Embracer, will look to grow the team. The company was owned to 95 percent by the sellers Yoan and Anne-Laure who will both remain in their current roles. DigixArt will continue to operate as an independent studio under Koch Media.

“By joining forces with Koch Media and Embracer, we will be able to grow our team and continue to focus on creating innovative and great games. We are truly excited about this partnership and what it holds for the future of DigixArt”, says Anne Laure Fanise, Co-founder DigixArt.

The parties have agreed not to disclose the transaction terms. The consideration is based on an upfront part and earnout components for six years and consist of a mix of cash and Embracer B shares. The terms and conditions for the acquisition is in line with previous Embracer transactions.

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