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Studio MayDay rebrands as Riffraff Video games after Tencent funding



Mar 19, 2022

Chinese language megacorp secures minority possession of New Zealand-based studio

Tencent has invested in New Zealand developer Studio MayDay, which is now relaunching as Riffraff Video games.

No determine was disclosed however the studio stated Tencent has made a “vital funding” and takes minority possession of the corporate.

The newly-rebranded Riffraff Video games is at present engaged on two titles, together with a third-person stealth motion game, one among which shall be launched later this 12 months.

The studio is led by Joshua Boggs, who based the corporate in 2019 and is greatest identified for the 4 million-selling Framed sequence.

The workforce options expertise with expertise from Digital Arts, Inventive Meeting, Weta and extra.

The corporate additionally introduced it has employed Man Blomberg, previously PAX world content material director at GamesIndustry.biz dad or mum ReedPop, as studio director. Whereas Riffraff is headquartered in New Zealand, Blomberg will function out of New York.

“Tencent has been very supportive of our modern roots and our want to take inventive dangers,” stated Boggs.

“The assets, expertise and mentorship it has supplied is permitting Riffraff Video games to pursue issues we did not know could possibly be inside our grasp. It is a actually thrilling time for the studio.”

The information follows yesterday’s announcement that Tencent has grow to be the majority shareholder in Rime developer Tequila Works.

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