French publisher Nacon announced that it has acquired 100% of the Ishtar Games studio. This deal will also include the launch of the new Ishtar label, which will “develop the creation and marketing of high-potential “independent” games.”

The team behind Ishtar Games, known for its titles Dead in Bermuda, Dead in Vinland and, most recently, The Last Spell, will run the label. Matthieu Richez, senior executive, co-founder of the studio and Creative Director, will continue to lead the team across the studio’s offices in Lille and Bordeaux.

Ishtar Games’ team will be charged with developing “new indie nuggets through deep and innovative universes and gameplay, such as their upcoming title Lakeburg Legacies announced at E3, as well as signing partnerships with various independent studios in order to develop and promote a large catalogue of games.”

“The Ishtar Games team will allow us to progress in the independent games segment,” said Alain Falc, Chairman and CEO of Nacon.

Following the deal, Nacon now operates 14 development studios across the globe employing a total of over 600 developers.

Got a story you'd like to share? Reach us at [email protected]