Akcela Ventures announces Thieves Studio agreement


Akcela Ventures is pleased to announce a new incubation agreement with Thieves Studio.

Thieves Studio’s focus is on creating immersive, story-driven horror games using the latest Unreal Engine, Unreal 5.1. With their first game already in development, Thieves Studios will begin preparing to scale their operations with the support of the Akcela team and wider Norwich games community.

Co-founder Tereza Dankova said, “We’ve been working on our first release for a while, but we now have a much clearer idea about the company we’re trying to build. So as well as making a game we have to build a company. We’re looking forward to working with Akcela Ventures on this wider project.”

The announcement comes just days after another gaming company based out of  Akcela, Newfangled Games, unveiled a partnership with Netflix. Newfangled Games Co-Founder, Henry Hoffman, will support Thieves Studio in an advisory role.

Speaking on the recent announcement, Akcela Ventures Partner, Tom Wood, sees this as another positive step for the growing gaming cluster within Norwich city centre.

“We are delighted to welcome Thieves Studio to the Akcela Ventures community. They will be joining other gaming companies including Newfangled Games and Exobyte, who are already building amazing things right here in the space.”

“Tereza and the team have a clear vision of what Thieves Studio will be and we are excited to be a part of that journey. Having the experience of Henry Hoffman to deepen that support shows the depth of talent and opportunity there is within the city.”

We will update on the Thieves Studios journey in the months ahead.