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PowerWash Simulator dev FuturLab acquired by Miniclip

Under Miniclip, things will be business as usual at FuturLab, with no shakeups expected to take place.

Justin Carter, Contributing Editor

April 10, 2024

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Splash screen for PowerWash Simulator.
Image via FuturLab/Square Enix Collective.

FuturLab has become a subsidiary of mobile publisher Miniclip. The PowerWash Simulator studio says the deal was finalized in March, and will help "bring Miniclip into the console/PC space."

Current CEO Kirsty Rigden will continue to run FuturLab, and the studio says its games will "still be our own visions and our operations will remain the same."

However, Rigden also asserted the extra layer of job security "[allows] us to bring you many more, great games in the years to come." 

PowerWash Simuator left Early Access in July 2022, and within months, garnered critical acclaim and 3 million players. With a gradual rollout on additional systems (and going on subscription services), its success caught Miniclip's eye.

"The success of PowerWash has catapulted the studio into a genre leader and pioneer in the market for 'games that soothe,'" wrote Miniclip CEO Saad Choudri.

“With an exciting pipeline of growth opportunities in the soothing genre, FuturLab is a very welcome addition to our ever-growing, Miniclip Group.” 

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Justin Carter

Contributing Editor, GameDeveloper.com

A Kansas City, MO native, Justin Carter has written for numerous sites including IGN, Polygon, and SyFy Wire. In addition to Game Developer, his writing can be found at io9 over on Gizmodo. Don't ask him about how much gum he's had, because the answer will be more than he's willing to admit.

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