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Secret 6 has worked on high-profile projects such as The Last of Us Part II and Cyberpunk 2077.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

January 11, 2023

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The Secret 6 and Catalis logos

Curve Games parent company Catalis Group has acquired development and art studio Secret 6 for an undisclosed fee.

Secret 6 has offices in Manila, Madrid, and San Francisco, and was founded in 2005 by industry veteran Ron Schaffer—who will continue to lead the company as CEO following the deal.

The company offers a range of 2D art, 3D art, and full game development services and has worked with clients such as Naughty Dog, CD Projekt Red, Blizzard Entertainment, Avalanche Studios, and Eidos Montreal. As a result of those partnerships, its credits include high-profile projects such as The Last of Us Part II and Cyberpunk 2077.

Moving forward, Secret 6 will be supported by Catalis service companies Testronic and Giant Interactive as it works to "enhance and expand" its own offerings.

"We are delighted that Secret 6 and Ron have joined the Catalis family. Secret 6 has a great reputation in the industry for producing high-quality work and their impressive list of clients speaks for itself," said Catalis CEO Dominic Wheatly in a press release.

"Ron brings with him a wealth of leadership and game experience; we all look forward to working with him and supporting Secret 6’s continued growth."

In a separate update on the Secret 6 website, the studio confirmed the acquisition spans "all Secret 6 companies" but reiterated that it will retain its company name, structure, and management team.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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