Riot Acquires Radiant entertainment

Riot + Radiant Entertainment

The ever growing giant that is Riot Games, the guys behind the immensely popular League of Legends game have acquired the developers of the free to play fighting game, Rising Thunder. 

Radiant Entertainment announced the acquisition on Tuesday, stating;

We are delighted to announce that Radiant Entertainment has been acquired by Riot Games. At Riot, our developers will continue their mission of building incredible games that speak to us personally as players. You’re probably wondering what this means for our games.

We will be closing the Rising Thunder Alpha on March 18th. Thanks to everyone who participated in the test! The Rising Thunder team will start work on a new game that we’re incredibly excited about. We wish we could say more now, but rest assured you’ll hear more when the time is right.

Our other game, Stonehearth, will go on full speed ahead. We’ll continue delivering Alphas at our current pace, with the aim of delivering the final game “when it’s ready.” We’ll continue keeping you up to date on our progress through things like our Twitch streams and Desktop Tuesday blog posts.

And more broadly, to everyone who has helped support us by playing Stonehearth and Rising Thunder, backing our Kickstarter, telling your friends, and giving us your feedback: Thank you for helping us make these games as good as they can be. You have been a consistent source of motivation and inspiration for us, and we look forward to continuing to talk and work with you in the future.

— Tom & Tony, on behalf of Team Radiant

We’re sad to learn that they are closing the alpha for Raising Thunder, but with Riot Game’s backing them we can only hope that the game they are working on is going to be just as well made and addictive as League of Legends.

Do you think this is a good move by both parties for their respective games and companies? let us know in the comments and keep checking back for more news on this and other stories.

Qudduws Campbell

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