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closed 2/19/2021 via BusinessWire

Lucid Sight, acquired Colyseus

synopsis: Lucid Sight, an independent game studio, has acquired Colyseus, an open-source multiplayer game engine in Brazil. Colyseus focuses on providing synchronizable data structures for realtime and turn-based games, matchmaking, and ease of usage both on the server-side and client-side. The engine is used in over 5,000 multiplayer projects each month.
buyer: Lucid Sight
Lucid Sight is an independent game studio known for developing games on the cutting-edge of technology such as VR and Blockchain. Lucid Sight has developed games across platforms such as PlayStation, iOS, Android, Oculus VR, and PC. Their titles include MLB Champions, CSC, HeroCade, and more. "
target: Colyseus
Colyseus is an open-source multiplayer game engine in Brazil. Colyseus focuses on providing synchronizable data structures for realtime and turn-based games, matchmaking, and ease of usage both on the server-side and client-side. The engine is used in over 5,000 multiplayer projects each month.
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closed 3/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

Snap Inc., acquired PlayCanvas Ltd

synopsis: Snap has quietly bought PlayCanvas, whose technology powers casual games and virtual reality experiences on browsers. PlayCanvas is a British VR and gaming software start-up that was founded in 2011, and has built an open-sourced game engine that powers casual games on Facebook and on browsers.
buyer: Snap Inc. (SNAP:$2,156.19)
Snap Inc. is a camera company. They believe that reinventing the camera represents their greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Their products empower people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together. "
target: PlayCanvas Ltd
PlayCanvas is a British VR and gaming software start-up. PlayCanvas was founded in 2011, and has built an open-sourced game engine that powers casual games on Facebook and on browsers. Its technology also allows developers to build and run virtual reality experiences from the browser.
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closed 12/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Epic Games, acquired SkookumScript

synopsis: Agog Labs, the developer of SkookumScript for Unreal Engine 4, has been acquired by Epic Games, the creator of Fortnite, Unreal, Gears of War, Shadow Complex, and the Infinity Blade series of games.
buyer: Epic Games
Founded in 1991, Epic Games is the creator of Fortnite, Unreal, Gears of War, Shadow Complex, and the Infinity Blade series of games. Epic's Unreal Engine technology brings high-fidelity, interactive experiences to PC, console, mobile, AR, VR and the Web. "
target: SkookumScript
Agog Labs is the developer of SkookumScript, a programming language and tool suite dedicated to the creation of game-play in video games. Agog Labs is a member of VIATEC, DigiBC, the International Game Developers Association, and the BC Innovation Council Venture Acceleration Program.
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closed 8/18/2009 via PR Newswire

Major League Gaming, acquired Agora Games

synopsis: Major League Gaming announced that it has acquired Troy, NY-based Agora Games. Known for both its technical expertise and elegant product development, Agora has built some of the leading video game community applications in the industry.
buyer: Major League Gaming
Major League Gaming is the largest professional video game league in the world. MLG is the dominant media property exclusively targeting the approximately 40 million consumers in North America who have a passion for playing video games as a competitive social activity. "
target: Agora Games
Agora Games develops online video game technology and provides online community development services to developers and publishers. Agora's online gaming communities are fully integrated solutions that interface directly with video games on a PC, console, or handheld device.
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closed 5/7/2008 via PR Newswire

Autodesk, Inc., acquired Kynogon SA

synopsis: Autodesk, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Kynogon SA, the privately held maker of Kynapse artificial intelligence middleware. Autodesk announced its intent to acquire Paris-based Kynogon on February 19, 2008. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK:$3,650.50)
Autodesk, Inc., is a world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk has developed the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art digital prototyping solutions. "
target: Kynogon SA
Kynogon develops and markets A.I. software for real-time behavior simulation. Kynogon's technology is used by the world's leading game developers as well as industry leaders. Kynogon products solve complex Artificial Intelligence issues faced by interactive application developers.
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closed 6/30/2011 via PR Newswire

Lolapps Inc., purchased Fliso Engine from Sean Cooper Games

synopsis: Lolapps, a top five social games company, announced that it has acquired the Fliso Engine from Sean Cooper Games. Created by game developer Sean Cooper, Fliso is the industry-acknowledged highest performance engine for running isometric Flash games.
buyer: Lolapps Inc.
Founded in 2008, Lolapps took applications to the next level by building the quiz, gift and game creator platforms that provided user-generated, customizable applications. Lolapps is now one of the fastest growing social games companies and creator of the hugely successful Ravenwood Fair. "
seller: Sean Cooper Games
Sean Cooper Games assists people to achieve their technical goals and offers support with the design and coding of an engine. They created Fliso, Isometric Flash Graphic Engine, which is the industry-acknowledged highest performance engine for running isometric Flash games.
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announced 10/24/2011 via BusinessWire

Appcelerator, Inc., will acquire Particle Code Inc.

synopsis: Appcelerator®, the leading integrated mobile platform for rapidly developing native and mobile web applications using open web technologies, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Particle Code, the DEMO God 2010 award-winning mobile gaming and HTML5 development platform.
buyer: Appcelerator, Inc.
Appcelerator is the leading enterprise-grade, cross-platform development solution on the market, with over 1.6 million developers using its software to power over 30,000 cloud-connected mobile, desktop, and web applications used on 30 million devices every day. "
target: Particle Code Inc.
Particle Code is the creator of the award-winning cross-platform software development kit that automates the porting process, enabling developers to create native and HTML5 apps from a single codebase using modern object-oriented programming languages.
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closed 11/13/2014 via PR Newswire

Tapinator, Inc., acquired InAppFuel

synopsis: Tapinator, Inc. announced that it has acquired InAppFuel (IAF), a social casino company. InAppFuel powers the casino functionality for a number of application developers on mobile platforms, including Metamoki, Five-O Poker, DreamQuest Games, GameMasons, and many others.
buyer: Tapinator, Inc. (OTCPK:TAPM:$0.00)
Tapinator is a global developer and publisher of mobile games on the iOS, Google Play, and Amazon platforms. The Company focuses on operating its own titles, publishing properties where it holds substantial ownership positions, and making strategic investments into promising mobile companies. "
target: InAppFuel
InAppFuel is the first and only minigame SDK for mobile developers. They help developers boost their monetization and engagement via proven in-app minigames, including slots and scratch-offs.
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closed 10/5/2007 via BusinessWire

Electronic Arts Inc., acquired Super Computer International, Inc.

synopsis: Electronic Arts Inc. announced the acquisition of Atlanta-based Super Computer International (SCI), a leading provider of gaming client applications and software tools for the PC. EA will purchase SCI’s technology assets and the SCI development team will join EA’s Online Technology Group.
buyer: Electronic Arts Inc. (NasdaqGS:EA:$5,670.00)
Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. "
target: Super Computer International, Inc.
Super Computer International, Inc (SCI) is a well-established provider of gaming client applications, on-game display technologies, backend infrastructure and support for high speed online multiplayer video gaming.
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closed 7/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

Viber, acquired Nextpeer

synopsis: Viber, the messaging app with 600 million+ users is making its first acquisition, specifically aimed at building out its new games business. It had acquired Nextpeer, a social gaming startup based in Israel that offers games developers an software development kit to incorporate social gaming features into their apps.
buyer parent: Rakuten Inc.
buyer: Viber
Viber is a leading messaging, voice and video service that lets everyone in the world connect. Freely. Users can send free text messages, fun stickers, photos, videos and doodles, share locations, make free HD-quality calls and communicate with Push-To-Talk. "
target: Nextpeer
Nextpeer is a social gaming startup based in Israel that offers games developers an software development kit (SDK) to incorporate social gaming features into their apps.
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closed 2/19/2021 via BusinessWire

Lucid Sight, acquired Colyseus

synopsis: Lucid Sight, an independent game studio, has acquired Colyseus, an open-source multiplayer game engine in Brazil. Colyseus focuses on providing synchronizable data structures for realtime and turn-based games, matchmaking, and ease of usage both on the server-side and client-side. The engine is used in over 5,000 multiplayer projects each month.
buyer: Lucid Sight
Lucid Sight is an independent game studio known for developing games on the cutting-edge of technology such as VR and Blockchain. Lucid Sight has developed games across platforms such as PlayStation, iOS, Android, Oculus VR, and PC. Their titles include MLB Champions, CSC, HeroCade, and more. "
target: Colyseus
Colyseus is an open-source multiplayer game engine in Brazil. Colyseus focuses on providing synchronizable data structures for realtime and turn-based games, matchmaking, and ease of usage both on the server-side and client-side. The engine is used in over 5,000 multiplayer projects each month.
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closed 2/19/2021 via BusinessWire

Lucid Sight, acquired Colyseus

synopsis: Lucid Sight, an independent game studio, has acquired Colyseus, an open-source multiplayer game engine in Brazil. Colyseus focuses on providing synchronizable data structures for realtime and turn-based games, matchmaking, and ease of usage both on the server-side and client-side. The engine is used in over 5,000 multiplayer projects each month.
buyer: Lucid Sight
Lucid Sight is an independent game studio known for developing games on the cutting-edge of technology such as VR and Blockchain. Lucid Sight has developed games across platforms such as PlayStation, iOS, Android, Oculus VR, and PC. Their titles include MLB Champions, CSC, HeroCade, and more. "
target: Colyseus
Colyseus is an open-source multiplayer game engine in Brazil. Colyseus focuses on providing synchronizable data structures for realtime and turn-based games, matchmaking, and ease of usage both on the server-side and client-side. The engine is used in over 5,000 multiplayer projects each month.
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closed 10/7/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

Thunderful, acquired Coatsink

synopsis: Thunderful Group, a Swedish games publisher, has acquired Coatsink Software, an independent video game developer and publisher in the UK. Coatsink develops games for consoles, PC and VR platforms. Their growing catalog of games cover an array of genres, including puzzle, platformers, RPG and FPS. Their titles include PHOGS!, Onward, and more.
buyer: Thunderful (OM:THUNDR:$365.31)
Based in Sweden, Thunderful AB was founded as a parent company to Gothenburg, Sweden-based game development studios Image & Form International AB and Zoink AB, two of the most successful veterans in the Swedish gaming industry. Thunderful is a veritable video-gaming powerhouse on all platforms. "
target: Coatsink
Coatsink is an independent video game developer and publisher in the UK. Coatsink develops games for consoles, PC and VR platforms. Their growing catalog of games cover an array of genres, including puzzle, platformers, RPG and FPS. Their titles include Jurassic World Aftermath, Onward, and more.
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announced 9/17/2020 via Company Press Release

Koch Media, will acquire Vertigo Games

synopsis: Koch Media is to acquire 100 percent of the shares of Dutch-based Vertigo Games, a multiplatform VR entertainment company group with offices in Rotterdam and Los Angeles. Vertigo Games focuses on development (Vertigo Studios) and publishing, both for home entertainment (Vertigo Publishing) as well as location-based-entertainment (Vertigo Arcades).
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Koch Media
Austria-based Koch Media is a leading, independent producer and marketer of digital entertainment products and accessories. Its business areas include distribution of media products, including movies, video games and software products, and games publishing under the Deep Silver label. "
target: Vertigo Games
Vertigo Games is a multiplatform VR entertainment company group with offices in Rotterdam and Los Angeles. Vertigo Games focuses on development (Vertigo Studios) and publishing, both for home entertainment (Vertigo Publishing) as well as location-based-entertainment (Vertigo Arcades).
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closed 7/17/2020 via Company Press Release

Paradox Interactive, acquired Iceflake Studios Ltd.

synopsis: Paradox Interactive, a publisher and developer of games worth acquiring, acquired Iceflake Studios, a developer located in Tampere, Finland. Iceflake Studios was founded in 2007 and has developed games for PCs, consoles and VR and mobile platforms. The studio is developing Surviving the Aftermath with Paradox, a survival management-strategy game.
buyer: Paradox Interactive (OM:PDX:$163.13)
Paradox Interactive is a Swedish publisher and developer of games and brands. Its game portfolio consists of more than 100 titles, including Stellaris, Europa Universalis, Hearts of Iron, Crusader Kings, Cities: Skylines, Prison Architect, Magicka, Age of Wonders, and the World of Darkness brand. "
target: Iceflake Studios Ltd.
Located in Finland, Iceflake Studios was founded in 2007 and has developed games for PCs, consoles and for all current VR and mobile platforms. The studio is currently developing Surviving the Aftermath with Paradox, a survival management-strategy game now available in early access on PC and Xbox.
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announced 7/15/2020 via Company Press Release

Randy Waterfield and Brad Oberwager, will acquire Linden Lab

synopsis: Linden Research, Inc. announced it signed an agreement to be acquired by an investment group led by Randy Waterfield and Brad Oberwager. The acquisition will allow Linden Lab to continue to grow and expand Second Life, as well as its money services business Tilia.
buyer: Randy Waterfield and Brad Oberwager
Randy Waterfield is the Chairman and CEO of the Waterfield Group. Brad Oberwager is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Jyve. "
target: Linden Lab
Linden Lab develops platforms that empower people to create, share, and benefit from virtual experiences. Second Life, the company's groundbreaking virtual world enjoyed by millions around the globe, boasts nearly two billion user creations and a vibrant $500 million (USD) economy.
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closed 6/22/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

Oculus VR, acquired Ready At Dawn

synopsis: Oculus, a developer of virtual reality products, has acquired Ready At Dawn, a game development studio that aims to make fun games a lot of people want to play. Ready At Dawn creates games for both AAA console and virtual reality audiences. The studio has worked on games such as Daxter, The Order: 1886, Lone Echo, and more.
buyer parent: Facebook
buyer: Oculus VR
Oculus VR, Inc. is building a next-generation consumer virtual reality platform. The company's first product, the Oculus Rift, is a virtual reality headset that allows one to step inside a digital environment and feel as though they are truly there. "
target: Ready At Dawn
Ready At Dawn is a game development studio that aims to make fun games a lot of people want to play. Ready At Dawn creates games for both AAA console and virtual reality audiences. The studio has worked on games such as Daxter, God of War: Chains of Olympus, The Order: 1886, Lone Echo, and more.
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announced 4/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., will acquire NextVR

synopsis: Apple is in the process of acquiring virtual-reality video-streaming service NextVR. NextVR is the world’s best virtual reality platform for delivering live sports and music in VR to fans globally. The company has patented technology that delivers an unparalleled VR experience providing fans extraordinary access and profound immersion.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: NextVR
NextVR is the world’s best virtual reality platform for delivering live sports and music in VR to fans globally. Launched in 2009, the company has patented technology that delivers an unparalleled VR experience providing fans extraordinary access and profound immersion.
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closed 3/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Wookey Project Corp., acquired Sansar

synopsis: Wookey Project Corp., a San Francisco-based technology company that focuses on online AR/VR experiences, has acquired Sansar, a new platform for user-created virtual experiences. Sansar lets people hang with friends virtually and connect with a global community in VR and desktop.
buyer: Wookey Project Corp.
Wookey Project Corp. is a San Francisco-based technology company that focuses on online AR/VR experiences that allow users the power of collaborative interaction through knowledge immersion. "
target parent: Linden Lab
target: Sansar
Sansar is a new platform for user-created virtual experiences. Sansar lets people hang with friends virtually and connect with a global community in VR and desktop.
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closed 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Oculus VR, acquired Sanzaru Games

synopsis: Facebook has acquired Sanzaru Games through Oculus, a VR company. Sanzaru Games, Inc. is an American video game development company founded in Foster City in 2007. Alongside its VR catalog, it has worked on games including Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, and Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice.
buyer parent: Facebook
buyer: Oculus VR
Oculus VR, Inc. is building a next-generation consumer virtual reality platform. The company's first product, the Oculus Rift, is a virtual reality headset that allows one to step inside a digital environment and feel as though they are truly there. "
target: Sanzaru Games
Sanzaru Games, Inc. is an American video game development company founded in Foster City in 2007. Alongside its VR catalog, it has worked on games including Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, and Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice.
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closed 1/21/2020 via BusinessWire

Scopely, acquired FoxNext

synopsis: Scopely, a leading company in the fast-growing mobile games space, and The Walt Disney Company announced that Scopely has acquired FoxNext Games, the game studio behind the blockbuster hit MARVEL Strike Force, and Cold Iron Studios in San Jose from Disney.
buyer: Scopely
Scopely is a global interactive entertainment company and a leading mobile games publisher. With a diverse portfolio of original and beloved franchises, Scopely games are created with world-class partners and provide immersive experiences for millions of casual and core gamers around the world. "
target parent: The Walt Disney Company
target: FoxNext
FoxNext Games are a platform-agnostic maker of free-to-play games that are based on beloved entertainment franchises and deliver experiences that put players and fans first. They are currently working on games for MARVEL, Aliens, X-Files and James Cameron’s Avatar and Titanic.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

ChromaWay, acquired Antler Interactive AB

synopsis: ChromaWay, a Swedish blockchain services provider, acquired Antler Interactive, an interactive mobile game studio in Sweden. Antler Interactive designs games that introduce players to new ways of interacting with emerging technologies. The studio has created virtual reality and augmented reality games for PC and mobile devices.
buyer: ChromaWay
ChromaWay is a Swedish blockchain services provider. ChromaWay develops both public and private blockchains for the real estate and finance industries. ChromaWay offers Postchain, an open-source solution that works together with most widely used database systems. "
target: Antler Interactive AB
Antler Interactive is an interactive mobile game studio in Sweden. Antler Interactive designs games that introduce players to new ways of interacting with emerging technologies. The studio has created virtual reality and augmented reality games for PC and mobile devices.
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closed 11/26/2019 via MSNBC

Oculus VR, acquired Beat Games

synopsis: Oculus VR, a Facebook subsidiary which is building a next-generation consumer virtual reality platform, acquired Beat Games, a Prague-based developer of Beat Saber, a unique VR rhythm game, where the goal is to slash small cubes as they are coming at you.
buyer parent: Facebook
buyer: Oculus VR
Oculus VR, Inc. is building a next-generation consumer virtual reality platform. The company's first product, the Oculus Rift, is a virtual reality headset that allows one to step inside a digital environment and feel as though they are truly there. "
target: Beat Games
Headquartered in Prague, Beat Games is a developer of Beat Saber. Beat Saber is a unique VR rhythm game, where the goal is to slash small cubes as they are coming at you. Their goal is to make players almost dance, while cutting all the cubes and avoiding obstacles.
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closed 10/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

King Digital Entertainment plc, acquired Hatrabbit AB

synopsis: Swedish gaming giant King has acquired the game studio Hatrabbit. Hatrabbit was founded in 2016 by Dice and Rovio veterans Andreas Chrysovitsano and Joakim Svärling, with the goal of developing mobile games in virtual reality, known as VR.
buyer parent: Activision Blizzard
buyer: King Digital Entertainment plc (KING:$2,012.57)
King is a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, with people all around the world playing one or more of our games. We have developed more than 200 fun titles, offering games that are enjoyed all around the world. "
target: Hatrabbit AB
Hatrabbit is located in the heart of Stockholm, Sweden. Hatrabbit was founded in 2016 by Dice and Rovio veterans Andreas Chrysovitsano and Joakim Svärling, with the goal of developing mobile games in virtual reality, known as VR.
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closed 3/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Technical Publications Service Group, acquired Dead Pixels S.r.l.

synopsis: Italy's TPS Group, the leader in the technical and engineering services field for aeronautical and motor vehicle industries, announced that it acquired Dead Pixels. Dead Pixels is Italy’s "new generation" game studio. They develop cutting-edge software applications and solutions for virtual and augmented reality.
buyer: Technical Publications Service Group (BIT:TPS:$27.01)
Italy-based TPS works in the aeronautical, automotive, defense, rail and ship industries. They provide Technical Publishing & Training services, Engineering, Design and Cost Engineering. The TPS Group are leaders in aircraft design and production, as well as manufacturing of aeronautical parts. "
target: Dead Pixels S.r.l.
Dead Pixels is Italy’s "new generation" game studio with a focus on complex scenarios and high levels of man-machine interaction. They develop cutting-edge software applications and solutions for virtual and augmented reality, as well as products for the business and entertainment industries.
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closed 12/17/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Global Blockchain, acquired X2 Games Corp.

synopsis: Global Blockchain, an investment company that provides investors access to a mixture of assets in the blockchain space, announced it has acquired X2 Games, an independent Games Publisher that incorporates Block Chain Technology into the user's experience.
buyer: Global Blockchain (CNSX:BLOC:$0.00)
Global Blockchain provides investors access to a basket of direct and indirect holdings within the blockchain space, managed by a team of industry pioneers and early adopters of all major cryptocurrencies. "
target: X2 Games Corp.
X2 Games is an independent Games Publisher for cutting edge games that integrate Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency into the user’s game experience.
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closed 8/15/2018 via PR Newswire

IMVU, Inc., acquired StayUp, Inc.

synopsis: IMVU, the leading avatar-based social network, has acquired StayUp, Inc., a social VR company. StayUp aims to build a platform and experiences that interconnect VR and mobile, bringing the magic of VR to 2D screens. Their first product focuses on social gaming.
buyer: IMVU, Inc.
IMVU is the leading avatar-based social network. IMVU users enjoy the freedom to live the life they create through customizing stylized avatars, connecting with friends in immersive chat rooms, shopping & stylizing new looks, sharing their experiences, and starring in their own animated emoji. "
target: StayUp, Inc.
StayUp, Inc. is a social VR company that is developing immersive social software for consumers. StayUp aims to build a platform and experiences that interconnect VR and mobile, bringing the magic of VR to 2D screens. Their first product focuses on social gaming.
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closed 5/21/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Valuesetters, acquired SpaceoutVR, Inc.

synopsis: ValueSetters, Inc., a boutique advisory firm, announced the acquisition of SpaceoutVR, Inc., a Virtual Reality software company, which offers the ability to deliver AI, games, travel, messaging, social media, music streaming, and 360 video/photo through its mobile app.
buyer: Valuesetters (OTCPK:VSTR:$1.75)
ValueSetters is a boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping early stage companies raise capital over the Internet. The company also provides technology consulting services as well as strategic advice to help companies grow and evolve to meet the challenges of today's marketplace. "
target: SpaceoutVR, Inc.
SpaceoutVR, Inc. is a mobile Virtual Reality software company. Their product, SpaceoutVR, is a free to play Social VR MMO for iOS & Android. SpaceoutVR monetizes with upgrades and features for entertainment, gaming and communications.
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closed 10/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired AltspaceVR, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft announced that it has acquired social VR app AltspaceVR. In AltspaceVR, users can meet with anyone, from anywhere, to play games, enjoy streaming content or share anything on the web, and feel as if they are together.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. "
target: AltspaceVR, Inc.
AltspaceVR is a virtual reality software company. In AltspaceVR, users can meet with anyone, from anywhere, to play games, enjoy streaming content or share anything on the web, and feel as if they are together. AltspaceVR's software is powered by, and fully embraces, the modern open web.
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closed 6/13/2017 via Market Wire

App Swarm Inc., purchased Komandir from Shooterboy Entertainment

synopsis: AppSwarm, a company that focuses on the acquisition and development of application-based technologies, has announced the acquisition of the cutting-edge Virtual Reality game, Komandir from Shooterboy Entertainment. Komandir is a virtual reality shooting game available on the the Apple App Store as well as the Google Play Store.
buyer: App Swarm Inc. (OTCPK:SWRM:$2.83)
AppSwarm, Inc. is a technology development and incubation company focused in accelerating the development of mobile applications and technology, fast-tracking product to market. AppSwarm partners with application developers through joint ventures, royalty agreements, & outright purchase agreements. "
seller: Shooterboy Entertainment
The acquisition includes the virtual reality shooter game, Komandir. Komandir is available on the the Apple App Store as well as the Google Play Store. Shooterboy Entertainment is a video game developer that creates mobile and virtual reality games. They are based in New York, NY.
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closed 5/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Owlchemy Labs LLC

synopsis: Google has acquired Owlchemy Labs, the VR game studio behind such popular gaming titles as Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality. Job Simulator has been one of the most successful VR game titles to be released thus far.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$171,704.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Owlchemy Labs LLC
Owlchemy Labs is VR game studio behind such popular gaming titles as Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality. Job Simulator has been one of the most successful VR game titles to be released thus far. Owlchemy Labs, founded in 2010, is based in Austin, Texas.
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closed 12/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

Seismic Games, acquired Grue Games

synopsis: Seismic Games has acquired Los Angeles game developer Grue Games as a way to expand into augmented reality and virtual reality games. Grue Games is a new video game studio focusing on mixed reality and virtual reality technology.
buyer: Seismic Games
Seismic Games is a Los Angeles-based games studio dedicated to creating high quality, next generation games across digital platforms. The company is led by seasoned game industry executives with experience from Pandemic Studios, Activision and EA. Founders, Greg Borrud and Eric “Giz” Gewirtz, "
target: Grue Games
Grue Games is a new video game studio focusing on mixed reality and virtual reality technology.
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