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Tarsier Studios is an independent development studio in Malmö, Sweden. Tarsier developed the 2017 game Little Nightmares, along with its 2021 prequel, Little Nightmares II. As of August 28, 2020, Tarsier Studios employs about 70 people.


Tarsier Studios was founded in 2004 as Team Tarsier. Tarsier Studios changed its name in 2009 when the studio released its first two projects.

In 2010, Tarsier Studios signed an agreement to publish games with Sony Interactive Entertainment and Microsoft Windows, thus becoming their first studio.

In 2019, Embracer Group AB (formerly known as THQ Nordic AB) acquired the studio for $10.6 million. They will release internal projects with them, but Little Nightmares II will be released under copyright by Bandai Namco.

Some days after the release of Little Nightmares II, Tarsier Studios no longer work under Bandai Namco. This could possibly either end the series or hand the series to another company.


Year Game Platforms
2006 (cancelled) The City of Metronome N/A
2008 LittleBigPlanet (DLC) PlayStation 3
2009 Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic PlayStation 3
2011 LittleBigPlanet 2 (DLC) PlayStation 3
2012 LittleBigPlanet PS Vita PlayStation Vita
2013 DC Comics Premium Level Pack PlayStation 3
2014 LittleBigPlanet 3 PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
2015 Tearaway Unfolded PlayStation 4
2017 Little Nightmares Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia
2017 Statik PlayStation VR
2019 The Stretchers Nintendo Switch
2021 Little Nightmares II Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Stadia, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S