Ninja Kiwi acquires AutoAttack Games, the studio behind Legion TD 2

Ninja Kiwi acquires AutoAttack Games, the studio behind Legion TD 2

April 16, 2024
08.30 CEST
Modern Times Group MTG AB (publ) (“MTG”) today announced that its wholly-owned game studio Ninja Kiwi has acquired AutoAttack Games, the developer behind the tower defense success Legion TD 2.

AutoAttack Games was established in 2014 by Brent Batas, following his incredibly successful Legion TD mod for Warcraft III. Julian Gari joined shortly after in 2016, and together they have co-led AutoAttack Games for 8 years. They are responsible for the development, marketing, and community activities around Legion TD 2, supported by a small team.

AutoAttack's journey began in 2009 when Brent created the original Legion TD as a mod for Warcraft III. Legion TD grew quickly in popularity and became the second most popular mod for Warcraft III (second only to DotA). After a successful Kickstarter, the duo then launched Legion TD 2 in early access in 2017 and released the full game in 2021.

Legion TD 2 has a vibrant and engaged player community and attracts a passionate and committed fanbase, which is one of the many connection points with Ninja Kiwi. The game continues to grow with regular updates, and the studio has also started development on a brand new game in the Legion franchise.

Scott Walker, CEO of Ninja Kiwi commented:

“We love the deep gameplay and the rich single and multiplayer challenges players have in Legion TD 2. We also feel that there is a close alignment between us at Ninja Kiwi and Brent and Julian when it comes to our love of the Tower Defense genre, our passion for making fun and highly balanced game experiences, and how we approach and value our player communities. I am thrilled for AutoAttack to join the Ninja Kiwi family and look forward to achieving great things together.”

Brent Batas, Founder and CEO of AutoAttack Games commented:

“The more we got to know Ninja Kiwi, the more it became clear that we shared a passion not only for crafting awesome games, but also for investing in and supporting our communities for the long haul. Combined with Ninja Kiwi's industry-leading presence in the Tower Defense space, we couldn't imagine a better group of people to partner with. We are excited for a bright future as part of the Ninja Kiwi team, as we join forces to continue making games we love and sharing them with the world!”

Legion TD 2 is available for download on Steam.

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