Online games publisher Nexon
has invested in Shiver Entertainment, the studio founded by former EA and Zynga COO (not at the same time
, of course), John Schappert. Schappert previously founded Tiburon Entertainment, the developer behind the Madden series.
Schappert started Shiver in December, and with Nexon's investment and a multi-year publishing deal, it intends to develop free-to-play games.
"Shiver Entertainment is focused on creating the world's best free-to-play games and by working together, we combine Nexon's expertise in online free-to-play games and global publishing capability with our AAA Western-oriented games," Schappert says in a press release.
For those heading to trivia night later on: "Tiburon," the name of Schappert's Madden studio, is the Spanish word for "shark," and "shiver" is the term for a group of sharks. The more you know