Porto Alegre, April 13, 2022
Epic Games Invests in Brazilian Studio AQUIRIS
AQUIRIS today announced an investment from Epic Games, the interactive entertainment company and provider of 3D engine technology behind Fortnite and Unreal Engine. The companies will also enter a multi-game publishing agreement for future unannounced multiplatform games. AQUIRIS, best known for its award-winning work on titles like Wonderbox and Horizon Chase, celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. This strategic partnership and investment from Epic Games will help shape the next 15 years.
"We are thrilled to partner with Epic Games. It's a strong endorsement of what AQUIRIS has built so far, and we can't wait to show the world what we are working on together. Epic's publishing power and close collaboration withus on tech, business intelligence, and product development will help us boost the quality and the reach of our titles." said AQUIRIS CEO Mauricio Longoni.
Hector Sanchez, Epic’s head of third-party publishing, will join the AQUIRIS board of directors.
“Aquiris not only have a keen eye for quality game experiences, but have demonstrated great artistic and technical capabilities with their utilization of Unreal Engine in their products. We’re honored to have this opportunity to strengthen our relationship with one of the premiere studios in the growing and important Latin American development scene.” said Sanchez.
Founded in 2007, AQUIRIS is the award-winning developer of Wonderbox, Horizon Chase, and Looney Tunes World of Mayhem. It is headquartered in Porto Alegre -Brazil, but is, in fact, spread all across the country (and beyond) and welcomes people from everywhere in a hybrid work environment, with more than 180 people creating and operating great games.
Read more news about Aquiris here: www.aquiris.com/press
About Epic Games
Founded in 1991, Epic Games is an American company founded by CEO Tim Sweeney. The company is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, and has more than 50 offices worldwide. Today Epic is a leading interactive entertainment company and provider of 3D engine technology. Epic operates one of the world’s largest games, Fortnite, and Epic has over 600 million accounts with over 4.7 billion friend connections across Fortnite, Fall Guys, Rocket League, and the Epic Games Store. Epic also develops Unreal Engine, which powers the world’s leading games and is also adopted across industries such as film and television, architecture, automotive, manufacturing, and simulation. Through Unreal Engine, Epic Games Store, and Epic Online Services, Epic provides an end-to-end digital ecosystem for developers and creators to build, distribute, and operate games and other content.