London, September 10th, 2009– Zattikka, a major new player in the social gaming market, today announced the acquisition of respected browser gaming portal and iPhone publisher, Gimme5games.
Created earlier this year by videogame industry stalwart Tim Chaney and ex Yahoo! Europe CEO Mark Opzoomer, Zattikka is set to become the pinpoint destination address for internet and mobile gaming development and distribution. Key to this will be acquisition of development talent, making Gimme5games a highly desirable first acquirement, its respected team of mobile and Flash game creators, Matt Spall, Ian Willey and Ronny Batty, now all joining Zattikka on a full time basis.
“This is a fantastic first acquisition for us,” said Zattikka Ltd Founder&CEO, Tim Chaney.“In Gimme5games we have a talented team and a superb collection of games. These guys are experts in the browser gaming and download space, having racked up over 140,000,000 plays globally. Having worked with Matt Spall before at VIE I know we have great guys on board and it will be a pleasure to work with him again”
“We’re really pleased to find such an exciting new home for Gimme5games, and with the combined industry heritage of Tim Chaney and Mark Opzoomer at the helm, we see Zattikka doing great things with this, and all its planned exploits” said, Matt Spall, Head of Product Development at Gimme5games.
As part of Zattikka’s continuing expansion of its radical network of both broad and niche flash gaming sites, together with its development portfolio of iPhone, Blackberry and Android games, the end of September sees the launch of Zattikka’s new‘gore n’ guns’ site, BADHED.
With 140M gameplays of its flash releases, Gimme5games publishes and distributes browser based game titles through its portal http://www.gimme5games.com as well as releasing smartphone adaptations of selected titles. Games released under the Gimme5games banner include; the Phantom Mansion series, Balloon Headed Boy, Rat Shot, Cannon Bods, Loved Up, Finger Frenzy and the irreverent Butt Scan.
Zattikka Ltd was founded this year by Tim Chaney and Mark Opzoomer. Chaney has worked at the top of the videogame industry for 25 years, engineering two sales of and two MBO’s of Virgin Interactive companies. Opzoomer as CEO of Yahoo! Europe and Rambler.com strategised and executed major business turnarounds. Zattikka is a blend of videogame, internet platform/distribution and internet/mobile gaming talent targeting fast track growth via acquisition of development talent and creation of IP. Zattikka Ltd, 85 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 4TQ. tel (+44) 2072683628.