Spry Fox will become Netflix's sixth in-house game development studio.
Netflix announced that it has acquired Spry Fox, the developer behind Cozy Grove, Triple Town, and Alphabear.
The acquisition means that Spry Fox will become Netflix’s sixth internal gaming studio, with the five other studios including a newly-formed Southern California-based studio, a Helsinki-based studio, as well as Next Games (the developer of Stranger Things: Puzzle Tales), Night School Studio (known for Oxenfree, Afterparty), and Boss Fight Entertainment (Dungeon Boss, myVEGAS Bingo).
According to Netflix, the new studio will help it accelerate its creative development by adding a "beloved genre" of "cozy" games to the company's gaming catalog.
In a separate announcement, Spry Fox noted that their existing games will remain available "in their current forms on their current platforms" and added that there will be no change in the studio's development efforts. Spry Fox also shared that it's currently working on a Cozy Grove sequel and another unannounced project that is set to be "a larger, non-violent MMO."
"When David and I founded Spry Fox twelve years ago, our goal was to create a place where kind, creative people could make beautiful, original games in a supportive environment that brought happiness to the people who played them," co-founder of Spry Fox Daniel Cook said. "After many heartfelt conversations, we are all excited about joining Netflix as an in-house game studio and building amazing games together."
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