Experiment 101 was founded in 2015 by Stefan Ljungqvist, renowned industry veteran with a background at Avalanche Studios, together with Goodbye Kansas Game Invest, owning 50 % of the studio.
Development of the first game – Biomutant – started immediately and two years later it was announced to the world by Experiment 101 and publisher THQ Nordic at Gamescom in Cologne. The reactions were very positive and the game quickly gained international attention as one of the biggest news announced this year.
Biomutant is an original open-world action RPG for PlayStation4, Xbox One and Windows PC. Set in an imaginative post-apocalyptic universe, the game is a Kung Fu fable featuring fantastic creatures to discover, dangerous factions to navigate, and a vibrant world to explore with mechs, paragliders, balloons, mounts, jet skis and much more.
─ We are overwhelmed by the fantastic response to Biomutant. It’s a very special feeling to finally be able to show what we have been working on in secret. Seeing the massive international interest and getting such enormously positive reactions, that really spurs us on to keep doing our utmost as we work towards finishing the game, says Stefan Ljungqvist, Head of Studio at Experiment 101.
Biomutant is very much a “family affair” for Goodbye Kansas. The announcement trailer was produced by Goodbye Kansas Studios – yet another example of how creativity flows within the Goodbye Kansas family.
Biomutant will be released in 2018.