Lionsgate, the film studio that made The Hunger Games and Divergent movies, has formed a strategic partnership with Finnish mobile games developer Next Games and will make an investment in the startup’s financing round.
Peter Levin, president of interactive ventures and games at Santa Monica, Calif.-based Lionsgate, said in an interview with GamesBeat that the move is part of the movie studio’s recently announced expansion into gaming. In April, Levin joined Lionsgate to lead game deals based on Lionsgate’s intellectual property.
Helsinki-based Next Games has an experienced team led by gaming veterans from Rovio, Supercell, and Disney. Founded last year, Next Games is already working on a free-to-play mobile game based on the blockbuster TV series The Walking Dead as well as a game based on its own intellectual property. The Walking Dead deal is in collaboration with AMC.
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