Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures video game publishing division, Annapurna Interactive, has made a multiyear partnership with Simogo, an independent game studio and the developer of 2019’s Sayonara Wild Hearts.
Simogo was founded in Malmö, Sweden, by Simon Flesser and Magnus Gordon Gardebäck way back in 2010. Since then, the studio has released eight games, all primarily for mobile platforms. However, their latest, Sayonara Wild Hearts, received critical praise and won numerous awards. Some of them include the Portable Game of the Year at the D.I.C.E. Awards, A-Train Award for Best Mobile Game at the New York Game Awards and the Best International Mobile Game at the Pégases Awards 2020. Along with mobile devices, the game is also available on consoles like PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo’s Switch.
Annapurna Interactive, on the other hand, was founded in 2016 and has been building a reputation in the gaming circles for publishing inventive indie titles including 2017’s What Remains of Edith. From developer Giant Sparrow, What Remains of Edith Finch won the Best Game at the 14th British Academy Games Awards and Best Gameplay at the 2018 Games for Change Awards, among others. Apart from this, they also published 2019’s Outer Wilds, developer Mobius Digital’s debut title. This one also racked up a number of nominations.