Starbreeze is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products. With studios in Stockholm, Paris and Los Angeles, the company creates games by own design and through licensed content, aiming to create franchises that prosper as games and elsewhere. We live and die by gameplay.Starbreeze’s most recent games include PAYDAY 2, the adrenaline fuelled bank robbing co-op game and the upcoming survival co-op FPS OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead based on the hit comic series. Starbreeze is pioneering digital self-publishing, inviting developers to leverage its self publishing knowhow on Steam, having one of the largest communities on the digital distribution platform.

Next, Starbreeze is set to develop truly immersive virtual reality experiences, integrating software and hardware in the Project StarVR and the StarVR head mounted display. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Starbreeze’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm First North Premier under the tickers STAR A and STAR B.

COMPANY: Starbreeze AB (publ)
VAT: SE556551-893201

STAFF: 117
HQ: Stockholm, Sweden
OTHER OFFICES: Paris, LA, Redwood
SUB-BRANDS: OVERKILL Studios, PAYDAY-series, StarVR, Geminose.


Starbreeze Studios is one of the oldest game developer studios in Europe. It was founded in 1998 in Härnösand, a city in the northern region of Sweden. In 2000, the company merged with O3 Games from Östhammar just east of Uppsala. The studio then set up camp in Uppsala.

Having worked as a work for hire studio for over a decade on titles like Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay and Syndicate, Starbreeze Studios is well known in the game development community and amongst gamers world-wide.

As the digital age is transforming the game industry from a retail driven market to a digital distributed one, Starbreeze Studios is leading the charge with brands funded by the studio itself – set for digital distribution.

To accelerate this strategy Starbreeze Studios joined forces with Stockholm based OVERKILL Software in 2012. OVERKILL are the makers of the critically acclaimed Co-op game PAYDAY: The Heist and PAYDAY 2. Aiming for maximum efficiency, both development offices relocated to Stockholm in the spring of 2013.

Starbreeze Studios has had ten games published. With the acquisition of OVERKILL Software we also have four game titles that we own ourselves.

  • PAYDAY: The Heist – the million unit selling, PC and PlayStation 3 game.
  • Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons – released in the summer of 2013. Brothers is a unique collaboration with renowned Swedish film maker Joseph Fares.
  • PAYDAY 2, the sequel to PAYDAY: The Heist, released on August 13th 2013.
  • STORM, our long term project in production behind closed doors.

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