Instinct Software acquires DogFighter IPR

March 8th 2012

Instinct Software Ltd proudly announces the acquisition of the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) of several games from Dark Water Studios Ltd, including indie hit DogFighter (available on Steam). Having founded Instinct following our departure from Dark Water in 2010, we are delighted to return to our roots to find a home for the game titles we gave so much to. Combined with the acquisition of our engine technology in the summer, we have closed a circle on development efforts that span the best part of a decade, and are extremely excited at the prospect of extending and improving these experiences across a wide range of platforms.

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Note to Editors

Instinct Software Ltd consists of some founder members from the former Instinct Technology Ltd, which was based in Ireland but was liquidated in 2009 following the 11th hour collapse of a funding round. A proposed rescue of the product was put forward by the sister company Dark Water Studios, but that failed to materialize after a prolonged period as they went on to release their DogFighter game on Steam. This completes the acquisition of the IPR produced by both companies over a 10 year period.

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