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Thunderful and Coatsink have acquired the Islanders franchise

The casual city-builder was previously owned by developer Grizzly Games.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

May 23, 2022

1 Min Read
A screenshot from Islanders

Thunderful has acquired the Islanders franchise from developer Grizzly Games through its Coatsink subsidiary.

The casual city-builder launched in April 2019 for PC and was eventually brought to Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo platforms with help from Coatsink.

After working closely with Grizzly Games on those console editions, Coatsink said it has reached an agreement to acquire the property for an undisclosed fee.

Following the deal, the company intends to work on DLC content for both Islanders and Islanders: Console Editions, look into the possibility of bringing the game to more platforms, and start developing a sequel.

Coatsink said it will commence work on those projects "in partnership with the original developers," indicating Grizzly Games will remain involved with the franchise moving forward.

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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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