Indie Publisher TinyBuild Acquires We’re Five Games, Hungry Couch And Moon Moose

TinyBuild, the indie publisher behind games like Hello Neighbor, Graveyard Keeper, Pathologic 2, has acquired three new studios: We’re Five Gams, Hungry Couch and Moon Moose, which are known for Totally Reliable Delivery Service, Black Skylands and Cartel Tycoon, respectively.

TinyBuild has previously partnered with We’re Five on physics-based online multiplayer hit Totally Reliable Delivery Service. The game has been downloaded more than 14 million times since its launch in April 2020. The We’re Five team will now develop an updated version of the game that will be released on Steam on April 1. The studio is also planning a new installment in the series that will be announced in the coming months.

Meanwhile, Hungry Couch, based in Moscow, is currently developing the upcoming open-world RPG Black Skylands with TinyBuild that will be released on PC this year, and Moon Moose, based in Saint-Petersburg is working on management sim Cartel Tycoon that is set for release on PC shortly.

TinyBuild’s internal first-party development teams, which include Guts & Glory developer HakJak Studios, Party Hard 2 developer Hologryph, and the Hello Neighbour developer Eerie Guest Studios, will now be joined by the three new studios.

Founded by Alex Nichiporchik, Luke Burtis and Tom Brien in 2011, TinyBuild is based in Bellevue, Washington and has development offices in Utrecht, Netherlands, Boise, Idaho, and Riga, Latvia. The studio initially found success with digital games No Time to Explain, first released for Linux, Microsoft Windows, and OS X on January 6, 2011, and SpeedRunners, which was developed by DoubleDutch Games and first released on Steam on April 19, 2016.

Last July, TinyBuild acquired the development team behind Hello Neighbor from Dynamic Pixelsand and established Eerie Guest Studios based in Hilversum, Netherlands, investing more than $15 million into the Hello Neighbor franchise. The original title, a survival horror stealth game, was first released for Microsoft Windows and Xbox One on December 8, 2017. A sequel, Hello Neighbor 2, is scheduled for release for Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S later this year.

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