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Avalanche Studios Group expands to Montreal

After sealing up the Monster Closet, they found the time to open a new portal to Montreal.

October 16, 2023

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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Avalanche Studios |

STOCKHOLM (October 16, 2023) – Avalanche Studios Group announced today that it will open a new location in Montreal, Canada. The expansion follows the acquisition of Monster Closet, a Montreal-based studio founded in 2021 by a core team of veteran game developers with over 100 years of combined experience in AAA game development

Montreal is the company’s fifth location following Stockholm, New York City, Malmö, and Liverpool. The full force of Monster Closet’s developers has now been integrated into Avalanche Studios Group’s existing teams, joining the development of current and future IPs.

– 2023 marks Avalanche Studios Group’s 20th anniversary, and becoming a part of Montreal’s thriving game development scene is a fantastic way to start our new chapter, says Stefanía Halldórsdóttir, CEO of Avalanche Studios Group. With this addition to our locations, we bring on board some of the brightest talents in the industry, reinforcing our ability to create fantastic games for millions of players around the world.

– From the very first moment we met, we knew that Avalanche Studios Group would be a perfect fit for us, says Graeme Jennings, former CEO of Monster Closet, now leading the Montreal location of Avalanche Studios Group. We share the same passion for our craft and for creating great games. Not to speak about our common values around people, inclusion, collaboration, and making sure all voices are heard. If you add the fact that Avalanche has been making amazing titles for 20 years – becoming part of such a legacy and contributing to its continuation is a dream come true.

In its rich 20-year history, Avalanche Studios Group has developed a strong portfolio of games that redefine open-world vastness, player agency, and emergent gameplay. Combined with our focus on a sustainable work environment and inclusive work culture, we aim to fill a unique position in Montreal.

Gabriele François Casini
External Communications Manager, Avalanche Studios Group
[email protected]

About Avalanche Studios Group

Avalanche Studios Group is a leading interactive entertainment company offering a wide range of games and live services from creative divisions Avalanche Studios, Expansive Worlds, and Systemic Reaction. Its portfolio includes the Just Cause franchise, theHunter: Call of the Wild, Generation Zero, Rage 2, Call of the Wild: The Angler, Ravenbound, and the upcoming Contraband. Founded in 2003, Avalanche Studios Group draws from over two decades of open-world experience. All its games are developed using the proprietary Apex engine, enabling vast and dynamic worlds, full of emergent gameplay and endless creative possibilities. Learn more at www.avalanchestudios.com.

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