Behaviour Interactive acquires Dutch developer Codeglue | Pocket

Canadian game developer Behaviour Interactive acquires Dutch developer Codeglue

Behaviour Interactive, one of Canada’s largest game developers, has announced the acquisition of Codeglue, an award-winning Dutch developer. Codeglue, founded in 2022, has quickly grown to 30 employees and is known for its expertise in co-development across platforms. In 2022, it won the Best Studio award at the Dutch Game Awards. As part of the acquisition, Codeglue will now operate as Behaviour Rotterdam.

Behaviour Interactive has been expanding its presence in Europe, with this deal marking its third expansion in the region in the past six months. In February, the company acquired SockMonkey Studios (now Behaviour UK – North) and last month opened a new studio, Behaviour UK – South, consisting of former Antimatter Games employees.

Speaking about the acquisition, Rémi Racine, Behaviour’s co-founder, CEO, and executive producer, said, “We are very pleased to build upon our strategic expansion into the UK by establishing our first presence in continental Europe. The addition of Codeglue’s experienced team further enhances the capabilities of our world-class Services division. We are always eager to pursue opportunities that align with Behaviour’s needs and culture, and Codeglue represented a clear match on both these fronts.”

Codeglue CEO and co-founder Peter de Jong, who will now serve as Behaviour Rotterdam’s General Manager, expressed excitement about joining Behaviour Interactive. He said, “Codeglue and Behaviour have much in common, having experienced the gaming industry’s many evolutions over the past 23 years. Over that time, we have always admired Behaviour’s work and culture. We are thrilled to be the newest chapter in their success story.”

Behaviour Interactive has been actively expanding its business in recent years. In addition to its UK and European expansions, the company has established and acquired new studios in Seattle and Toronto. It also recently announced two new video games within the Dead by Daylight universe and a film adaptation by horror studio Blumhouse.

The formation of Blumhouse’s dedicated gaming arm earlier this year further indicates the growing intersection between film and gaming industries.