Today, Supernova Capital LLP is proud to announce the acquisition of Flying Wild Hog Too often in our incredible games industry, our brightest and biggest stars degenerate

Splash Damage Founder Paul Wedgwood announces unique PE firm, Supernova Capital LLP; Completes acquisition of Flying Wild Hog, hit developer of Shadow Warrior series

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Damage Founder Paul Wedgwood announces unique PE firm, Supernova
Capital LLP; Completes acquisition of Flying Wild Hog, hit developer of
Shadow Warrior series

LONDON - March 14, 2019 - Today, Supernova Capital LLP is proud to announce the acquisition of Flying Wild Hog Too often in our incredible games industry, our brightest and biggest stars degenerate as they grow, eventually collapsing under the complexity of their own mass, disappointing investors, staff, and fans alike. Despite this all-too-normal fate, Paul Wedgwood and his team transformed Splash Damage from near-bankruptcy and high staff turnover, into one of the UK’s happiest and most profitable developers, contributing multiplayer development to eight #1 hits, across the Wolfenstein, Quake, Doom, Batman and Gears of War universes, eventually winning the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies award for incredibly high staff morale.

In
2017, Paul Wedgwood sold Splash Damage in a deal worth up to $160m to
Hong Kong listed company Leyou. In 2018, after 17 years at the helm,
Paul stepped down as CEO of Splash Damage and founded Supernova Capital
LLP. Paul Wedgwood noted, ”this is a completely new venture, built on
the premise of solving one simple problem: founders and CEOs face a
significant amount of stress and pressure as the years pass, ultimately
trickling down to their staff and fans. We designed Supernova to
reignite the passion in struggling star developers by simply caring for
them; reducing confusion, decreasing politics, raising productivity,
profitability, and dramatically improving morale - essentially fusing
their talents with Supernova’s proven leadership, so that together, we
can create the happiest and healthiest and most profitable studios in
our solar system.”

To
celebrate its launch, Supernova is excited to announce its debut
partnership: acclaimed studio Flying Wild Hog, known for its original,
fast-paced action titles such as the Shadow Warrior series.

Over
nearly a decade of operation, Flying Wild Hog has earned an impressive
reputation for itself, not only for its proven seal of quality but for
its experienced team’s drive to constantly push boundaries and craft
original games that turn heads, feeling wholly unique and unexpected.
Drawing upon the capital, development experience, and knowledge of the
AAA space that Supernova brings to the table, Flying Wild Hog has
continued to grow to over 180 staff, opening a third office in Rzeszów,
Poland, hiring senior hit-maker talent across the board, and expanding
its game portfolio. According to Flying Wild Hog CEO, Michał Szustak,
“we don’t chase every opportunity. We are looking only for partnerships
that ensure further growth and help to realize our ambitions. With
Supernova, it feels like we have reconnected with our older, more
experienced siblings. They share the same values as us - passion for
players, employee happiness, and boundary-pushing creativity. The last
10 years of Hogs’ history wasn't always easy but I feel that with
Supernova, we can finally focus on the thing we love the most: making
awesome games. New owners or not, the Flying Wild Hog you know won’t be
changing its culture, and we’ve got some exciting new game announcements
to share with you soon!”

To learn more about Flying Wild Hog and Supernova, visit their respective websites, download the press kit, and follow the Flying Wild Hog team on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

About Supernova Capital LLP

Supernova was founded by six of the key forces behind award-winning London-based studio, Splash Damage (Paul Wedgwood, Mark Morris, Ross Farrow, Richard Jolly, Griff Jenkins, and Arnout van Meer).
With dozens of #1 hits to their names and hundreds of awards and
nominations, Supernova draws upon decades of experience and industry
credibility in the AAA game development space and beyond. It is a
private equity firm, focused on realizing the untapped potential of
independent game development studios and their IPs across the globe.
Supernova seeks to create a network of talented, independent creators,
offering them the capital and high level support necessary to establish
long-term stability in an unpredictable industry, all while allowing
them to maintain their creative freedom and independence. This, in turn,
will ultimately create the happiest, healthiest, and most profitable
studios in our solar system!

About Flying Wild Hog

Founded
in 2009 in Warsaw, Poland, independent game studio Flying Wild Hog’s
name evokes the same core feeling as its acclaimed catalog of titles — action-packed, fast-paced, and wholeheartedly unique. From Hard Reset to the Shadow Warrior
series, Flying Wild Hog’s titles have established a reputation for
quality and care, attracting the likes of Devolver Digital and spurring
rapid and continued growth across its three Polish studios and nearly
200 employees. Following its recent acquisition by Supernova Capital
LLP, Flying Wild Hog seeks to continue delivering original, high-quality
game experiences that transport players to exciting new worlds and push
creative boundaries. With an ever-expanding game portfolio that
leverages a proven production pipeline, Flying Wild Hog delights in
delivering the unexpected!

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