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.
In November 2017, 30 months after the founding of Experiment 101, the studio was sold to THQ Nordic (9,5 MUSD). Goodbye Kansas Game Invest wish Stefan & his team – as well as THQ – a continued happy journey.