The Cabinet Group has been bought by Funcom. The deal brings a raft of titles to Funcom as Cabinet has the rights to Conan, Solomon Kane, Mutant Year Zero and others.
Funcom generally makes online games, but the Cabinet deal is for growth. The new owners will merge The Cabinet Group into Heroic Signatures, a co-venture already in place and CEO Fedrik Malmbeg will remain CEO.
Malmberg told the press;
We took Cabinet Group as far as we could as an independent studio, but in order to achieve further growth, we were in need of bigger financial investments and infrastructure,”
Monolith has a tabletop game for Conan, and there are comic book deals and a live-action Netflix series in the works. Modiphius publish the tabletop RPG.
Heroic Signatures is already planning a new Robert E Howard universe computer game.
Under license from Cabinet, Free League Publishing is responsible for Mutant: Year Zero’s tabletop RPG. The deal initially had Modiphius as a partner.
Pinnacle Entertainment did have a Solomon Kane RPG but that reverted to Cabinet Entertainment’s control in 2019.
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