Skybound Entertainment, the company behind The Walking Dead, Invincible and more than 150 proprietary intellectual properties, is investing $10.5 million in the Danish studio 5th Planet Games. “There is an enormous business to build together in the Nordics.”
Copenhagen, 8 September 2021 – American powerhouse Skybound Entertainment invests 10.5 million dollars (66 million Danish Kroner) in 5th Planet Games, a Danish company. 5th Planet Games is led by Henrik Nielsen, the former COO of interactive entertainment giant Unity.
Skybound Entertainment is one of the world’s leading entertainment companies, producing video games, comics, movies, television, board games, merchandise and books. Skybound is best known for the worldwide hit intellectual properties (IP) The Walking Dead and Invincible. The Walking Dead has been the most watched TV series in over 100 countries and has generated numerous spin-offs and video games, which have won over 100 Game of the Year awards. The animated show Invincible recently premiered on Amazon Prime Video and has also been a runaway global success, with a second and third season of the show simultaneously picked up and a live action movie in the works at Universal Pictures.
“The Nordics are a hotbed of creative talent, especially in the interactive entertainment industry. It is also one of the most exciting and dynamic global business environments with world class executives and knowledgeable investors. We are thrilled to partner with 5th Planet Games on its journey to build a major global interactive entertainment company”, says David Alpert, CEO of Skybound Entertainment and Jon Goldman, Managing Partner.
Developing existing and new IP
Skybound’s partnership will allow 5th Planet Games to work on top tier IP such as The Walking Dead and Invincible, while gaining access to the extensive library of other IP owned by Skybound. Equally important, the investment will bring expertise to create and nurture original IP from within the Nordics.
“We are excited to partner with Skybound – a leading entertainment powerhouse. This investment provides us the opportunity to develop our own IP, while also being able to access Skybound’s massive catalog of stories and universes. With Skybound at the helm, we can create even bigger and more empathetic stories while exploring new worlds like never before”, says Henrik Nielsen, board member of 5th Planet Games.
5th Planet Games has offices in Copenhagen and Berlin and has developed games within both the Tintin and LEGO franchises, as well as with well-known sports stars such as Christiano Ronaldo and their own IP Hugo, the much-loved Danish troll. 5th Planet Games will also partner with Skybound Entertainment to find and develop amazing talent from the entire region – not just Denmark.
For further information, please contact
Henrik Nielsen, board member email@example.com or visit https://www.5thplanetgames.com/investors/
For Skybound inquiries, firstname.lastname@example.org
Skybound is a multiplatform content company that works closely with creators and their intellectual properties, extending their stories to further platforms including comics, television, film, tabletop and video games, books, digital content, events, and beyond. The company is the home of notable properties including The Walking Dead, Invincible and Superfight.
Skybound holds strategic partnerships across the entertainment industry, and has the in-house capabilities to serve as publisher, producer, and global distributor for tabletop and video games. On screen, Skybound holds a first-look television deal with Amazon Studios and a first-look movie deal with Universal. Additional partnerships include comic book and novel publishing with Image Comics, and a first-look narrative audio deal with Audible. Skybound also houses a variety of unique creators and their IP, including Kristian Harloff and his pop-culture movie trivia platform the Schmoedown Entertainment Network, and printmaking expert Peter Santa Maria’s Attack Peter brand. For the most up to date information on Skybound’s video game properties, follow the company on Twitter (@SkyboundGames), YouTube (Skybound Games), Facebook (@SkyboundGames) and at www.skybound.com.
About 5th Planet Games:
5th Planet Games is a mobile games developer and publisher located in Copenhagen and Berlin. 5th Planet Games cooperates with strong IP title’s such as the Adventures of Tintin and LEGO and with premium sports brands such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Nyjah Huston and Peter “Snakebite” Wright and has its own IP title, Hugo.
Forward looking statements
Statements in this press release relating to any future status or circumstances, including statements regarding future performance, growth and other trend projections and other effects of the investment or the other matters described herein, are forward-looking statements. These statements may generally, but not always, be identified by the use of words such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “expect”, “intend”, “plan”, “seek”, “will”, “would” or similar expressions. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that could occur in the future. There can be no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements due to several factors, many of which are outside 5th Planet Games’ control. Any forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as of the date on which the statements are made and 5th Planet Games has no obligation (and undertakes no obligation) to update or revise any of them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.