Entries in 'acquisitions' (21)

SGN acquires Fat Rascal and Kiwi

SGN acquires Fat Rascal and Kiwi

Mobile game firm Social Game Network has purchased indie studios Fat Rascal Games and Kiwi Inc.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 16th 2015 at 5:19PM in News
EA's past acquisitions 'spotty at best', admits CFO

EA's past acquisitions 'spotty at best', admits CFO

EA has vowed to be more ‘careful’ about purchasing companies in the future, accepting that it has made mistakes with past acquisitions.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 18th 2015 at 9:34AM in News
Rebellion acquires Kickstarted Woolfe property from Grin

Rebellion acquires Kickstarted Woolfe property from Grin

Rebellion has purchased the IP rights to Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries, the successfully Kickstarted title that ultimately led to the end of its original developer Grin Game Studio.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 4th 2015 at 8:27PM in News
Sony acquires Softkinetic

Sony acquires Softkinetic

Sony has acquired gesture recognition and imaging software developer Softkinetic.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 12th 2015 at 6:46PM in News

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Microsoft purchases Havok from Intel

Microsoft purchases Havok from Intel

Microsoft has acquired Ireland-based middleware developer Havok from Intel.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 3rd 2015 at 7:51PM in News
Pole To Win acquires Side

Pole To Win acquires Side

QA and localisation specialist Pole To Win has acquired London-based creative services company Side.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Aug 11th 2015 at 11:05AM in News
BlazBlue studio Arc System Works acquires Double Dragon rights

BlazBlue studio Arc System Works acquires Double Dragon rights

Arc System Works has purchased the rights to all IP owned by Technos Japan Corp, including the Double Dragon and Kunio-kun series.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 24th 2015 at 1:43AM in News
Razer's acquisition of Ouya confirmed by investment bank - report

Razer's acquisition of Ouya confirmed by investment bank - report

It appears Ouya's investment bank Mesa Global has confirmed Razer's purchase of the microconsole maker.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 16th 2015 at 8:20AM in News

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Oculus VR acquires Surreal Vision

Oculus VR acquires Surreal Vision

Oculus VR has announced its acquisition of Surreal Vision – a tech startup that specializes in genereating real-time, 3D worlds.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 28th 2015 at 1:59AM in News
NCSoft invests $5m in Canadian mobile game studio

NCSoft invests $5m in Canadian mobile game studio

Following up on its recently announced plans for expansion into new business segments such as mobile and tablet games, NCSoft has invested $5m into Vancouver-based mobile startup This Game Studio.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 13th 2015 at 6:01AM in News
Could Multiplay acquisition be a Game-changing move?

Could Multiplay acquisition be a Game-changing move?

This morning's announcement that UK retailer GAME Digital were to acquire events organiser Multiplay for £20m came as a shock for more than a few reasons.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Mar 3rd 2015 at 10:30AM in News
GameMaker: Studio creator YoYo Games purchased by PlayTech

GameMaker: Studio creator YoYo Games purchased by PlayTech

Online gaming and sports betting software company PlayTech has purchased GameMaker creator YoYo Games for $16.4m.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 17th 2015 at 1:25AM in News

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Big acquisitions are off the cards for EA

Big acquisitions are off the cards for EA

EA has admitted that it has enjoyed mixed success with its acquisition strategy and suggested that it’s not something people should expect more of in the immediate future.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2014 at 3:43PM in News
Bad Juju acquires digital games platform Desura from Linden Lab

Bad Juju acquires digital games platform Desura from Linden Lab

Linden Lab has sold off computer games storefront Desura, after having acquired the digital distribution service just last year.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 5th 2014 at 6:59PM in News
THQ's de Blob IP purchased by Nordic Games

THQ's de Blob IP purchased by Nordic Games

Nordic Games has acquired one of defunct publisher THQ's last remaining intellectual properties, de Blob.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 3rd 2014 at 10:12PM in News
Formal reveal of Microsoft's Mojang acquisition set for Monday - report

Formal reveal of Microsoft's Mojang acquisition set for Monday - report

Microsoft’s rumoured impending deal to acquire Minecraft developer Mojang could be announced as early as Monday, according to a new report.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 13th 2014 at 10:12PM in News

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Google commits to $1bn purchase of Twitch - report

Google commits to $1bn purchase of Twitch - report

Google is finalizing a $1bn deal to acquire streaming video network Twitch, a new report claims.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 25th 2014 at 1:52AM in News
Nexon acquires minority stake in Bleszinski's new studio Boss Key

Nexon acquires minority stake in Bleszinski's new studio Boss Key

Nexon America has acquired a minority stake in Cliff Bleszinki's freshly unveiled studio Boss Key Productions, the two companies revealed earlier this week in a joint announcement.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 9th 2014 at 7:08AM in News
Unity acquires Applifier for Everyplay tech and GameAds service

Unity acquires Applifier for Everyplay tech and GameAds service

Unity Technologies has purchased mobile game service firm Applifier for an undisclosed price, the two companies announced in a joint statement today.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 13th 2014 at 11:30PM in News
Google acquires Green Throttle Games staff and assets

Google acquires Green Throttle Games staff and assets

Google has hired on former staff members and purchased assets from the now defunct Green Throttle Games development studio.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 12th 2014 at 11:38PM in News
Zynga acquires NaturalMotion for $527m, cuts staff by more than 300

Zynga acquires NaturalMotion for $527m, cuts staff by more than 300

Zynga has announced the $527m purchase of UK/US-based studio, NaturalMotion.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 31st 2014 at 7:44AM in News