Starbreeze AB, the independent developers behind Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, have announced that they have sold the IP to 505 Games for $500,000, the team behind games like Terraria and Sniper Elite 3. The purchase includes both the full entitlement to the game as well as related trademarks and domain names.
“The sale represents our final transition to the digital strategy. With Brothers we’ve created a strong and critically acclaimed IP, which we now feel can be best nurtured under a new owner,” said Bo Andersson Klint, CEO of Starbreeze AB.
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons came out during the later half of 2013 and has sold over 800,000 units to date. It is unclear as to what 505 Games plans on doing with the IP, but 505 Games President Ian Howe has high praise for the game.
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is a remarkable game, one of the most affecting games of the last generation and one of which 505 Games has been very proud to be associated. This acquisition reflects 505 Games’ stated strategy of owning and controlling its own IP, and, moreover, IP that can contribute something meaningful to the world of interactive entertainment.
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