Koch Media GmbH today has entered into an agreement to fully acquire the France-based game development studio DigixArt.
Founded by Yoan Fanise and Anne-Laure Fanise in 2015 Montpellier, France, Digixart is an award-winning and accomplished games development studio with 20+ employees consisting of veterans from the industry as well as young talented developers.
With experience in mobile, PC and console games development, DigixArt is the creative force behind critically acclaimed titles “Lost in Harmony”, “11-11 Memories Retold” and the upcoming Monday, August 16th Release “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 - powered by Ravenscourt” says Klemens Kundratitz, Co-founder and CEO of Koch Media.
With key strengths in creating and developing original IPs and excellence in story telling through unique narrative drive games, DigixArt will continue to operate as an independent studio and with support from Koch Media, will look to grow the team.
“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 inclusion of DigixArt among the Koch Media studios adds another level of skill sets and further strengthens its narrative story driven area of gaming.
The group’s publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe, America, Australia and Asia. Koch Media has more than 25 years of experience in the digital media business and has risen to become a leading global publishing partner. The Koch Media Group runs a multi-label strategy with fully owned publishing units such as Prime Matter, Deep Silver, Milestone, Vertigo Games and Ravenscourt, publishing games for consoles, PC and VR platforms across all physical and digital channels.
Additionally, as global publishing partner Koch Media has formed long-term multi-national publishing collaborations with numerous game publishers including Activision Blizzard, Bethesda, Capcom, CI Games, Giants Software, Kalypso, Koei Tecmo, Konami, Paradox, Sega, SNK, Square Enix, Techland, Tripwire, Warner Bros, and many others.
With its parent company in Höfen, Austria, and the Publishing HQ in Munich, Germany, Koch Media owns local publishing companies in Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Australia, the United States as well as Japan and Hong Kong.
The Koch Media Group owns nine game development studios: Deep Silver Volition (Champaign, IL / USA), Deep Silver Dambuster Studios (Nottingham / UK), Deep Silver Fishlabs (Hamburg / Germany), Warhorse Studios (Prague / Czech Republic), Milestone (Milan / Italy), Voxler (Paris / France) , Flying Wild Hog (Warsaw, Kraków, Rzeszów / Poland), Free Radical Design (Nottingham / UK) and Vertigo Games (Rotterdam /The Netherlands). Additionally, the Koch Media Group collaborates with numerous independent development studios around the world.
Part of the Koch Media Group is also Koch Films, a leading European independent film distributor with business primarily in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy as a cinema, TV, online and Home Entertainment distributor. The Koch Media Group also owns Gaya Entertainment, a leading video game merchandise company in Munich, Germany, and the Quality Assurance Facility in Olomouc, Czech Republic.
Koch Media is an Embracer Group company.