Former Candy Crush developer’s new game studio backed by major investorsAlexander Ekvall. Photo: Snowprint Studios/Press

Former Candy Crush developer’s new game studio backed by major investors

Publicerad: 16 December 2015, kl. 15:45

Earlier this year, Alexander Ekvall left King to start his own game studio. The company has now been named and backed by major investors.

Tobias Karlsson

Alexander Ekvall was formerly King’s lead developer of Candy Crush Saga. Earlier this year he quit his job in order to start his own game studio.

After a long period of silence, Ekvall has now announced the company is named Snowprint Studios.

The new studio has also received investments from major players in the business, among them Jari Ovaskainen, a renowned figure on the Finnish startup scene.

Snowprint Studios currently has 13 employees. Several of them have previously worked for studios like Dice, Rovio and King.

The team is working on a mobile role-playing game, set for release in the second half of 2016.

“It’s very inspiring to work with smaller team again, especially one with so much talent and experience,” says Ekvall to Dagens industri.

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