Based in Seattle, Valkyrie Entertainment is a bit of an enigmatic presence in the industry despite being around since 2002. Primarily operating as an asset and art specialist, Valkyrie has predominantly been contributing to games in a supporting role — getting paid to take the workload off of the core development team. Joakim Wejdemar, president and founder of the roughly 50-person team, has made it very clear that that time has never been wasted. In the 2021 announcement
of the Sony acquisition, Wejdemar stated: "We have contributed to well over 100 titles, including great PlayStation franchises, such as God of War, inFAMOUS, and Twisted Metal." In addition to those, the team has helped work on Injustice 2 (2017), Middle-Earth: Shadow of War (2017), State of Decay 2 (2018), New World (2021), and Aliens: Fireteam Elite (2021) — though it is likely the team has worked on many more than it is officially credited for
In terms of actual game development, the team has only made one game: Guns Up!
in 2015. Developed with help from Sony's own Santa Monica Studios
, Guns Up! was a free-to-play tower defence game that used a card system to mix up each session. However, it has been reported that since then, the team has had a strategy game and two other secret projects in development, though it seems likely that all of those projects will close, given Sony's aquisition
of the studio for PlayStation Studios in 2021.