Viking Squad Dev Slick Joins Forces With Klei Entertainment

Slick Entertainment, the developer perhaps best known for co-op brawler Viking Squad, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a major change: it’s set to join fellow indie developer Klei Entertainment.

Word comes by way of the studio’s official blog, where Slick Founder Nick Waanders revealed that the two companies have a history together stretching back almost a decade, when both Waanders Klei head honcho Jamie Cheng worked together at Relic Entertainment.

“To many of our fans it will come as no shock that Slick and Klei have a long history that started well before either company was even started. Jamie Cheng and I worked together at Relic Entertainment, and we remained friends after Jamie set off on his own to start Klei. Then the N+ project came along, but Klei had other commitments at the time. So Jamie called me to see if I would want to start a company to do the project, and this is how Slick Entertainment was started.

“Over the years we have worked together on numerous occasions. We watched Klei grow from a small startup to a professional studio with an amazing level of quality, support and community. With us joining Klei, we intend to extend those qualities to the games we’ve released. We’ll mainly be working on making great new games, but don’t worry, we’ll still support the current games.

“Lastly, and most importantly; I’d like to thank all of you for the decade of support. It’s been an amazing journey and we couldn’t have done it without you!”

Other than the promise of “great new games,” no further details were disclosed regarding the specifics of Slick and Klei’s newfound arrangement.

[Source: Slick Entertainment via Games Industry]