Turbulent joins Cloud Imperium Games

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4 min readJul 13


We are delighted to announce that Turbulent has officially joined forces with Cloud Imperium Games!

Dear friends and partners,

It is with great excitement and pride that we announce today that we have signed a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Turbulent by Cloud Imperium Games (CIG).

Developer of the massively multiplayer AAA video game Star Citizen, CIG has been associated with Turbulent for several years. This merger will allow Turbulent to continue its plans for expansion while remaining true to its values.

A rich history of achievements

In its 21 years of existence, Turbulent has evolved with the changing digital industry by adopting no less than four different business models. Originally a communications agency, Turbulent has become a custom software development firm, a multimedia and web series producer, and a web platform and video game supplier. Over the course of its history, Turbulent has produced more than 250 interactive projects, developed for the benefit of its many clients in the video game, education, and entertainment sectors. These projects have won hundreds of awards in a variety of national and international competitions.

Our company was built by a team of talented and creative people who have worked tirelessly to invent and create innovative and groundbreaking technologies. Our mission has always been to provide employees with a place where creativity and innovation can flourish, and we are proud of what we have accomplished and the reputation we have earned.

Reaching new heights

As avid gamers, we have always dreamed of applying our technological expertise to the world of video games. When we first discovered Star Citizen, we were immediately struck by the vision and ambition of the game. We saw an opportunity to be part of something truly special. Over the past 10 years, Turbulent has worked closely with CIG and the Star Citizen community to support this incredible project, and we are now honored to join the team in a more formal way.

A seamless transition

All projects with Turbulent’s current clients will continue as planned. The management team and the respective project teams will remain in place and ensure the diversity of internal expertise. In addition, the company will continue to operate in its primary language: French.

In addition to keeping all current projects and clients, Turbulent will bring our technological know-how and culture of innovation to the development of Star Citizen, and we are convinced that this will help take the game to new heights. We will continue to work with the community and support the open development principles that have been the cornerstone of Turbulent and Star Citizen since the very beginning.

As senior executives of Cloud Imperium Games, Benoit, Marc, and Claire will continue to lead this exciting new chapter in the history of Turbulent and Cloud Imperium Games.

To our valued employees

We are proud of what we have built, and we are grateful to each and every one of our employees for their talent, creativity, and professionalism. We want you to know that this merger is just the beginning of an exciting new chapter for Turbulent. Your passion, dedication, and hard work have been the driving force behind our success, and we are confident that this acquisition will present you with even more opportunities to showcase your talent and creativity. Together, we can achieve great things and make a lasting impact on the world of technology and gaming.

In conclusion

We are grateful to our clients, partners, and supporters who have accompanied us in this incredible adventure. We especially want to thank our partner Claire Buffet who has been with us since 2008 and has played a key role in the development of the company.

We would like to express our gratitude and excitement for this new chapter in Turbulent’s history. We believe this acquisition will bring new and exciting opportunities for our employees, and we are committed to providing the best possible experience for our customers and the Star Citizen community.

Acknowledgements, in alphabetical order

Claude Arseneau, Christiane Asselin, Alain Beauseigle, Catalina Briceno, Judith Brosseau, Jean Bureau, Nathalie Clermont, Brigitte Coutu, Stéphane Cardin, Stéphane Cosentino, Claire Dion, John Erskine, Ghassan Fayad, Joanne Forgues, Ortwin Freyermuth, Michel Gaudette, Barry Gurman, Remy Khouzam, Elaine Jacques, Jean-Francois Lavallée, Bruno Légaré-Paré, Frédéric Lemieux, Pierre-Benoit Lemieux, Robert Lepage, Michel Mavroukis, Philippe Milot, Miriam Morissette, Glenn O’Farrell, Marie-Claude Pelletier, Éric “Gronour” Poirier, Luigi Porco, Rémi Racine, Kim Reeves, Philippe Rincon, Chris Roberts, Robert Rosa, Monique Simard, Éric St-Pierre, Serge Thibodeau, Martin Vallières, Paul Vianou.

Our families, relatives, and friends who supported us.

With heartfelt thanks,

Benoit and Marc

Founders of Turbulent




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