Thunderful Publishing

The business area includes Thunderful Publishing AB, which handles the release of titles developed internally and by other gaming studios, as well as the acclaimed Rising Star Games Ltd, which has been acquired to focus on releasing prominent Japanese gaming titles in Europe and the United States.

Thunderful Publishing was founded in December 2017 in Gothenburg, Sweden as a sister company to game studios Image & Form and Zoink. This new collaboration means that the companies can now act more forcefully and bring something very attractive to the market.

Rising Star Games was established in 2004 as a joint partnership between Nintendo's Nordic distributor, Bergsala, and Japanese publisher Intergrow. Over the past 15 years we have been helping Japanese developers and publishers reach a global audience with a diverse catalogue of games from family favourites like Harvest Moon and Hello Kitty to cult classics like Deadly Premonition, La Mulana and No More Heroes.

In 2018 Rising Star Games was acquired by Swedish gaming group, Thunderful, with a mission to be the Home of Japanese Games.