Tencent acquires majority stake in Don’t Starve studio Klei Entertainment

Tencent acquires majority stake in Don't Starve studio Klei Entertainment

Canadian studio Klei Entertainment, the developer of indie hits including Mark of the Ninja, Don’t Starve, Oxygen Not Included, and Griftlands, is indie no more. The studio announced today that Chinese gaming giant Tencent has acquired a majority stage in the company, a deal that founder Jaime “Bigfoot” Cheng said “helps us navigate a changing industry, and helps us focus on what we do best: making unique experiences that no one else can.”

“As part of this agreement, Klei retains full autonomy of creative and operations across all aspects of the studio, including projects, talent, and more,” Cheng said on the Klei forums. “There are some boring accounting changes that we will need to adjust to. Other than that, I will continue running the studio as before, with no changes to staffing, projects or other operations.”

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