The Swedish group, which consists of a number of companies that develop, publish and invest in games, says the deal is expected to be completed today for an undisclosed fee.
Today also marks the release of Somerville, which is Jumpship’s debut title.
As part of the announcement, Thunderful stated that Jumpship will “retain creative autonomy as it continues to create top-class story-driven narrative games”.
Patti will remain at Jumpship following the acquisition, and will also take on a new role as a strategic advisor for Thunderful Games.
In a statement, Thunderful Games’ chief gaming officer Agostino Simonetta said: “The level of intrigue that Jumpship’s managed to generate for its debut title shows you that this is a team with a deep artistic vision.
“Adding to our already diverse and accomplished roster of talent under the Thunderful Studios’ umbrella is an important part of our strategy to build strong internal IPs. We look forward to supporting the team at Jumpship to harness their skill for building impactful narrative-driven experiences as they continue to create fantastic titles within the Thunderful family.”
VGC’s Somerville review called the game “a brief but beautiful sci-fi survival story”.
“Somerville is a wonderful sci-fi journey whose occasionally frustating puzzles don’t ruin what’s otherwise a strikingly atmospheric adventure,” we wrote. “Its four-hour runtime makes it perfect for a single, memorable evening.”