Like Firesprite Limited

announced 9/8/2021 via Company Press Release

Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, will acquire Firesprite Limited

synopsis: Sony Interactive Entertainment (“SIE”) announced that SIE has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Firesprite Games, the UK-based videogame studio with a history of developing highly-polished showpieces for cutting-edge hardware. Firesprite has a strong record of developing showcase games for PlayStation console and peripheral launches.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. "
target: Firesprite Limited
Firesprite Games is a UK-based videogame studio with a history of developing highly-polished showpieces for cutting-edge hardware. Firesprite has a strong record of developing showcase games for PlayStation console and peripheral launches, such as The Playroom (PS4) and The Playroom VR (PS VR).
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closed 8/4/2022 via BusinessWire

InfiniteWorld, acquired Super Bit Machine, Inc.

synopsis: Infinite Assets, Inc. (“InfiniteWorld”) has acquired Super Bit Machine, an independent gaming studio and Armajet developer, founded by industry veterans with experience running massive multiplayer “Top 10” grossing games on iOS and Android, including Bingo Blitz by Buffalo Studios.
buyer: InfiniteWorld
InfiniteWorld is a leading Web3 and Metaverse infrastructure company that enables brands and creators to create, monetize, and drive consumer engagement and experiences with digital content. "
target: Super Bit Machine, Inc.
Super Bit Machine is an independent gaming studio founded by industry veterans with a focus on creating spectator-friendly competitive games that bring people together across all platforms. Its flagship title, Armajet, is a highly competitive action game that has won several awards.
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closed 7/21/2022 via Company Press Release

Jagex Ltd., acquired Pipeworks Inc.

synopsis: Leading global games developer and publisher Jagex has acquired Pipeworks Studios, a highly established and innovative 200-person strong development studio. Marking its first acquisition of an external studio, the transaction reflects Jagex’s commitment to expand its team of world-class talent, as well as grow its footprint in North America.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Jagex Ltd.
Jagex is a British leader in creating deep and engaging live games on PC and mobile. Jagex’s flagship MMORPG RuneScape has welcomed almost 300million player accounts to its world and is a $1billion lifetime revenue franchise. "
target parent: Sumo Digital Ltd.
target: Pipeworks Inc.
Pipeworks is an innovative, well-established, and respected US video games developer based in Eugene, Oregon. It provides full development, co-development, and live operations to premier video game publishers and other partners.
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closed 7/20/2022 via Company Press Release

Nordisk Games, acquired Supermassive Games

synopsis: Nordisk Games, the video game division of Danish entertainment company Nordisk Film, acquires Supermassive Games, a BAFTA-winning, independent game studio, developing innovative storytelling titles.
buyer parent: Egmont Foundation
buyer: Nordisk Games
Nordisk Games is the video game division of Danish entertainment company Nordisk Film. Nordisk Games makes equity investments in European game studios. Nordisk Games has built a portfolio of developers that includes Avalanche Studios Group, Star Stable Entertainment, Nitro Games, etc. "
target: Supermassive Games
Supermassive Games is a BAFTA-winning, independent game studio, developing innovative storytelling titles. They have released a number of successful titles and are best known for the critically acclaimed PS4 hit Until Dawn and The Dark Pictures Anthology - a series of stand-alone, horror games.
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closed 7/12/2022 via BNC Analysis

Dorian Inc., acquired Nix Hydra Games

synopsis: Female-founded and led social storytelling platform Dorian has acquired mobile game developer Nix Hydra Games and its flagship titles. This acquisition is a part of Dorian’s growth strategy, connecting fans and independent creators to popular IPs, monetisation features, and code-free creation tools.
buyer: Dorian Inc.
Dorian is the world's first game creation and streaming platform that enables creators to turn fiction into games with zero coding. Dorian’s mission is to empower millions of female and diverse creators to unlock their vision in a game format and run their own game businesses. "
target: Nix Hydra Games
Nix Hydra is a female-founded mobile game studio with a portfolio of games and apps that are enjoyed by over 23 million people worldwide. Nix Hydra focuses on empowering underrepresented communities through games and interactive storytelling.
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announced 7/7/2022 via BNC Analysis

Kongregate Inc., will acquire Gamaga

synopsis: Kongregate, a leading game publisher and web gaming portal, will acquire Gamaga, a leading game development studio in Chile. Gamaga has worked with established brands like Sony, Div3rsion and iEntertainment Network on multiple successful mobile games. Their titles include Farm Idle Moo Tycoon, Cobra Kai: Card Fighter, Banana Kong, and more.
buyer parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
buyer: Kongregate Inc.
Kongregate is a leading game publisher and web gaming portal. Kongregate’s mobile games have been downloaded tens of millions of times and have hundreds of millions of gameplays. Kongregate's web portal features over 100,000 free games played by tens of millions of players per month. "
target: Gamaga
Gamaga is a leading game development studio in Chile. Gamaga has worked with established brands like Sony, Div3rsion and iEntertainment Network on multiple successful mobile games. Their titles include Farm Idle Moo Tycoon, Cobra Kai: Card Fighter, Banana Kong, Operate Now, and more.
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closed 7/1/2022 via BusinessWire

Blizzard Entertainment, acquired Proletariat

synopsis: Blizzard Entertainment has closed the acquisition of Boston-based Proletariat, an award-winning independent game developer with the mission to create games that change the way communities play together.
buyer parent: Activision Blizzard
buyer: Blizzard Entertainment
Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. is an American video game developer and publisher. Blizzard created several successful video games, including the Warcraft sequels, StarCraft, and Diablo series, and the MMORPG World of Warcraft. "
target: Proletariat
Founded in 2012 in Boston, MA, by a group of game-industry veterans from Harmonix, Turbine, and Insomniac, Proletariat is an award-winning independent game developer with the mission to create games that change the way communities play together.
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announced 6/29/2022 via BNC Analysis

Miniclip, will acquire SYBO ApS

synopsis: Miniclip, a mobile game developer in Europe, will acquire SYBO, a mobile games studio in Denmark. SYBO strives to craft meaningful experiences that can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of their skill. Their titles include Subway Surfers and Blades of Brim.
buyer parent: Tencent Holdings Ltd.
buyer: Miniclip
Miniclip, based in Switzerland, is a global leader in digital games with a mission of unleashing the gamer in everyone. The Company develops, publishes and distributes highly engaging games to an audience of over 250 million monthly active users across mobile, social and online platforms. "
target: SYBO ApS
SYBO is a mobile games studio in Denmark. SYBO strives to craft meaningful experiences that can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of their skill. Their titles include Subway Surfers and Blades of Brim.
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announced 6/17/2022 via BNC Analysis

Digital Bros S.p.A., will acquire D3 Go!

synopsis: Digital Bros, a video game developer and publisher based in Italy, will acquire D3 Go! from D3 Publisher, a Japanese video game developer and publisher. D3 Go! is a global publisher and developer of mobile games. Their games include Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns, Alien: Blackout, Adventure Gnome, Word Designer: Country Home, and more.
buyer: Digital Bros S.p.A. (BIT:DIB:$118.16)
Digital Bros is a video game developer and publisher based in Italy. Digital Bros creates video games for all Consoles, PC, Mobile and Streaming platforms, and distributes them worldwide through digital and retail channels. Their games include Ghostrunner, Portal Knights, Gems of War, and more. "
target parent: BANDAI NAMCO Holdings, Inc.
target: D3 Go!
D3 Go! is a global publisher and developer of mobile games. D3 Go! is dedicated to creating the gaming best experiences for their players. Their games include Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns, Alien: Blackout, Adventure Gnome, Word Designer: Country Home, and more.
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$1.50
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announced 6/6/2022 via BNC Analysis

Cave Interactive, will acquire Deluxe Games Inc.

synopsis: Cave Interactive, a Japanese video game development studio, will acquire Deluxe Games, a video game development company in Japan. Deluxe Games focuses on developing mobile games that both adults and children can enjoy. Their titles include Monster Strike, Kingdom Ran: The Road to Unification, Manabimo! Asovenger!, and more.
buyer: Cave Interactive (TSE:3760:$12.86)
Cave Interactive is a Japanese video game development studio. Cave aims to create games that deliver fun and satisfying experiences. The company is known for their shoot ‘em up games such as the DoDonPachi series, Mushihimesama, and Deathsmiles. "
target: Deluxe Games Inc.
Deluxe Games is a video game development company in Japan. Deluxe Games focuses on developing mobile games that both adults and children can enjoy. Their titles include Monster Strike, Kingdom Ran: The Road to Unification, Manabimo! Asovenger!, and more.
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closed 6/3/2022 via Company Press Release

Animoca Brands, acquired Notre Game s.r.o.

synopsis: Animoca Brands, a mobile game developer in Hong Kong, has acquired Notre Game s.r.o., a game development and publishing company in the Czech Republic. Notre Game is focused on developing new and innovative mobile games. Their games include Scratch Wars, a hybrid collectible card game; and Scratch Lords, an NFT-based collectible card game.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands leverages gamification, blockchain, and AI technologies to develop and publish a broad portfolio of mobile products including games such as The Sandbox and Crazy Kings as well as products based on popular intellectual properties such as Garfield and Thomas & Friends. "
target: Notre Game s.r.o.
Notre Game is a game development and publishing company in the Czech Republic. Notre Game is focused on developing new and innovative mobile games. Their games include Scratch Wars, a hybrid collectible card game; and Scratch Lords, a purely digital NFT-based collectible card game.
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announced 5/2/2022 via Company Press Release

Embracer Group, will purchase Crystal Dynamics, Eidos, and SE Montréal from Square Enix Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Embracer Group AB has entered into an agreement to acquire the development studios Crystal Dynamics, Eidos-Montréal, Square Enix Montréal, and a catalogue of IPs including Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief, Legacy of Kain and more than 50 back-catalogue games from SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
buyer: Embracer Group (OM:EMBRAC B:$14,212.40)
Based in Sweden, Embracer Group is the parent company of businesses developing and publishing PC, console, and mobile games for the global games market. The Group has an extensive catalogue of over 240 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Goat Simulator, and Dead Island, amongst many others. "
seller: Square Enix Co., Ltd. (TSE:9684:$353,076.00)
The acquisition includes the development studios Crystal Dynamics, Eidos-Montréal, Square Enix Montréal, and a catalogue of IPs including Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief, Legacy of Kain and more than 50 back-catalogue games from Square Enix, a Japanese entertainment conglomerate and video game company.
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announced 4/21/2022 via Company Press Release

Gearbox Software, will acquire Lost Boys Interactive

synopsis: The Gearbox Entertainment Company will acquire Lost Boys Interactive, an independent video game studio working on both co-development for top-tier games and original intellectual property for PC and consoles. The acquisition will add more than 220 team members to Gearbox Entertainment, bringing Gearbox’s global headcount to approximately 1,300.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Gearbox Software
Gearbox is an award-winning, developer and publisher of interactive entertainment. The company is known for its successful titles like Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands and game franchises including Borderlands and Brothers in Arms, as well as acquired properties Duke Nukem and Homeworld. "
target: Lost Boys Interactive
Lost Boys Interactive is an independent video game studio working on both co-development for top-tier games and original intellectual property for PC and consoles. The studio has worked on marquee global franchises such as Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, Call of Duty, and PlayerUnknown’s Battle Grounds.
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announced 4/20/2022 via BNC Analysis

Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.l., will acquire Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.l.

synopsis: The management of Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.L. will acquire the company from Enad Global 7 AB (publ) (EG7), a global gaming cooperative. Innova is a leading video game publisher in Russia. Innova focuses on publishing free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) titles.
buyer: Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.l.
Innova is a leading video game publisher in Russia. Innova focuses on publishing free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) titles. Their games include Lineage 2, Ragnarök Online, Point Blank, Aion, RF Online and more. The company also publishes indie mobile games. "
target parent: Enad Global 7 AB
target: Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.l.
Innova is a leading video game publisher in Russia. Innova focuses on publishing free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) titles. Their games include Lineage 2, Ragnarök Online, Point Blank, Aion, RF Online and more. The company also publishes indie mobile games.
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announced 4/13/2022 via BNC Analysis

Aspyr Media, will acquire Beamdog Inc.

synopsis: Game developer Beamdog announced that it has entered a deal to be acquired by Aspyr Media, a subsidiary of Embracer Group. With the deal, Aspyr Media will acquire the studio's catalog of enhanced re-releases of older titles. Beamdog is a Canadian video game studio located in Edmonton, Alberta.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Aspyr Media
Aspyr Media is an independent, full-service developer and publisher for the industry's leading games. They've helped nearly 200 games reach their next level across all platforms and beyond expectations. Aspyr got its start by bringing the biggest PC gaming franchises such as Call of Duty® to Mac. "
target: Beamdog Inc.
Beamdog is a Canadian video game studio located in Edmonton, Alberta. Founded by veteran game developers Trent Oster and Cameron Tofer, Beamdog has grown into one of the largest game studios in Alberta. Beamdog has brought Baldur’s Gate and Planescape: Torment back to life on desktop and tablets.
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announced 4/13/2022 via PR Newswire

Planet Green Holdings Corp., will acquire Allinyson Ltd

synopsis: Planet Green Holdings Corp., a modern technology enterprise in China with holdings in a variety of markets, will acquire Allinyson Ltd., a video game development company incorporated in the State of Colorado and owns subsidiaries in Hong Kong and China. Allinyson develops and operates online games.
buyer: Planet Green Holdings Corp. (PLAG:$37.77)
Planet Green Holdings Corp. is a modern technology enterprise in China with holdings in a variety of markets. Planet Green Holdings Corp. nurtures its businesses with corporate principles of honesty, integrity, and innovation. Their companies are involved in tea production and SaaS solutions. "
target: Allinyson Ltd
Allinyson is a video game development company incorporated in the State of Colorado and owns subsidiaries in Hong Kong and China.. Allinyson develops and operates online games.
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closed 4/11/2022 via Market Watch

TinyBuild GAMES, acquired Demagic Games

synopsis: TinyBuild Inc., a video game development and publishing company with its HQ in Bellevue, WA, has acquired the 23-staff development team of Demagic Games, a video game developer based in Ukraine and Russia.
buyer: TinyBuild GAMES (AIM:TBLD:$37.76)
tinyBuild is a video game development and publishing company with its HQ in Bellevue, USA and a branch office in Hilversum, The Netherlands. They're known for titles such as Hello Neighbor, SpeedRunners, Graveyard Keeper, and many more. "
target: Demagic Games
Demagic Games is a video game developer with a 23-staff development team and is based in Ukraine and Russia.
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closed 3/25/2022 via Company Press Release

NetFlix, acquired Boss Fight Entertainment

synopsis: Netflix has acquired Boss Fight Entertainment, an independent game development studio based in Allen, Texas. Founded in 2013, Boss Fight’s veteran team has produced some of the industry’s best-selling and most critically acclaimed games for mobile, social, PC, and consoles.
buyer: NetFlix (NFLX:$29,697.84)
Netflix is the world's leading Internet entertainment platform with 104 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime and anywhere."
target: Boss Fight Entertainment
Boss Fight Entertainment is an independent game development studio based in Allen, Texas. Founded in 2013, Boss Fight’s veteran team has produced some of the industry’s best-selling and most critically acclaimed games for mobile, social, PC, and consoles.
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closed 3/23/2022 via PR Newswire

Ftx Trading Ltd., acquired Storybook Brawl

synopsis: FTX US, a leading U.S.-regulated cryptocurrency company, announced that they have acquired Olympia, Wash.-based developer, Good Luck Games, creator of the popular upcoming card auto battle game Storybook Brawl. Storybook Brawl is a lighthearted card-based autobattler game featuring characters from beloved fairy tales and myths.
buyer: Ftx Trading Ltd.
Hong Kong-based FTX is a cryptocurrency exchange that offers innovative products, including industry-first derivatives, options, volatility products and leveraged tokens. The company strives to develop a platform robust enough for professional trading firms and intuitive enough for first-time users."
target: Storybook Brawl
Storybook Brawl is a popular upcoming card auto battle game created by Olympia, Wash.-based developer, Good Luck Games. Storybook Brawl is a lighthearted card-based autobattler game featuring characters from beloved fairy tales and myths.
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closed 3/23/2022 via Company Press Release

Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, acquired Haven Studios

synopsis: Haven Studios, a video game developer based out of Montreal, has been acquired by Sony Interactive Entertainment, which is responsible for the PlayStation brand.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. "
target: Haven Studios
Haven Studios is a video game developer based out of Montreal. Their vision is to create a modern multiplayer experience that brings gamers together in positive and meaningful ways.
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announced 9/8/2021 via Company Press Release

Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, will acquire Firesprite Limited

synopsis: Sony Interactive Entertainment (“SIE”) announced that SIE has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Firesprite Games, the UK-based videogame studio with a history of developing highly-polished showpieces for cutting-edge hardware. Firesprite has a strong record of developing showcase games for PlayStation console and peripheral launches.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. "
target: Firesprite Limited
Firesprite Games is a UK-based videogame studio with a history of developing highly-polished showpieces for cutting-edge hardware. Firesprite has a strong record of developing showcase games for PlayStation console and peripheral launches, such as The Playroom (PS4) and The Playroom VR (PS VR).
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closed 3/23/2022 via Company Press Release

Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, acquired Haven Studios

synopsis: Haven Studios, a video game developer based out of Montreal, has been acquired by Sony Interactive Entertainment, which is responsible for the PlayStation brand.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. "
target: Haven Studios
Haven Studios is a video game developer based out of Montreal. Their vision is to create a modern multiplayer experience that brings gamers together in positive and meaningful ways.
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announced 2/1/2022 via gamesindustry.biz

Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, will acquire Bungie, Inc.

synopsis: Sony Interactive Entertainment is acquiring Bungie, an independent, employee-owned game development studio dedicated to creating hopeful worlds that inspire passionate player communities and lifelong friendships. They are the developers behind Marathon, Myth, Halo, and Destiny.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. "
target: Bungie, Inc.
Bungie is an independent, employee-owned game development studio dedicated to creating hopeful worlds that inspire passionate player communities and lifelong friendships. They are the developers behind Marathon, Myth, Halo, and Destiny.
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closed 12/10/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, acquired Valkyrie Entertainment

synopsis: Sony Interactive Entertainment, a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, has acquired Valkyrie Entertainment, a game developer and service provider. Valkyrie provides art production and co-development services to clients in the video games industry. The company has worked on titles such as Infamous 2, God of War, and more.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. "
target: Valkyrie Entertainment
Valkyrie Entertainment is a game developer and service provider. Valkyrie Entertainment provides high quality art production and co-development services to clients in the video games industry. The company has worked on titles such as Infamous 2, Twisted Metal, God of War, and more.
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announced 9/8/2021 via Company Press Release

Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, will acquire Firesprite Limited

synopsis: Sony Interactive Entertainment (“SIE”) announced that SIE has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Firesprite Games, the UK-based videogame studio with a history of developing highly-polished showpieces for cutting-edge hardware. Firesprite has a strong record of developing showcase games for PlayStation console and peripheral launches.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. "
target: Firesprite Limited
Firesprite Games is a UK-based videogame studio with a history of developing highly-polished showpieces for cutting-edge hardware. Firesprite has a strong record of developing showcase games for PlayStation console and peripheral launches, such as The Playroom (PS4) and The Playroom VR (PS VR).
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closed 7/1/2021 via Company Press Release

Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, acquired Nixxes Software B.V.

synopsis: Sony Interactive Entertainment (“SIE”) announced that SIE has completed the acquisition of Nixxes Software B.V., an industry-leading Dutch studio with more than 20 years of experience in game development and optimization. Based in Utrecht, Netherlands, Nixxes will join PlayStation Studios Technology, Creative & Services Group.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. "
target: Nixxes Software B.V.
Nixxes Software B.V. is an industry-leading Dutch studio with more than 20 years of experience in game development and optimization. Nixxes is regarded for their work on handling PC Ports for Crystal Dynamics, IO Interactive and Eidos Interactive.
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closed 6/30/2021 via BusinessWire

Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, acquired Housemarque

synopsis: Sony Interactive Entertainment, a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, has acquired Housemarque, a video game development studio in Finland. Housemarque develops top-notch games with a focus on tight gameplay, impeccable audiovisual execution, and technical excellence. Their titles include Returnal, Nex Machina, Resogun and more.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. "
target: Housemarque
Housemarque is a video game development studio in Finland. Housemarque develops top-notch games with a focus on tight gameplay, impeccable audiovisual execution, and technical excellence. Their titles include Returnal, Nex Machina, Matterfall, Resogun, Outland, and more.
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announced 8/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, will acquire Insomniac Games

synopsis: Sony Interactive Entertainment (“SIE”) has entered into definitive agreements to acquire Insomniac Games, Inc., a leading game developer and long-time partner of SIE, in its entirety. Insomniac Games is the developer of PlayStation®4’s (PS4™) top-selling Marvel’s Spider-Man and the hugely popular PlayStation® Ratchet & Clank franchise.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. "
target: Insomniac Games
Insomniac Games has created and developed award-winning video game franchises for more than 25 years. It is best known for developing the PlayStation®4 smash-hit, Marvel’s Spider-Man (2018), and creating iconic PlayStation franchises such as Spyro the Dragon, Ratchet & Clank and Resistance.
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announced 1/9/2019 via PR Newswire

Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, will acquire Audiokinetic Inc.

synopsis: Sony Interactive Entertainment, a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment has signed an agreement to acquire Audiokinetic. Audiokinetic provides audio production for interactive media & games. Their award-winning Wwise® and SoundSeed® empower sound designers and audio programmers with a comprehensive authoring tool and audio engine.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. "
target: Audiokinetic Inc.
Audiokinetic provides audio production for interactive media and games. The company's solutions, including the award-winning Wwise® and SoundSeed®, empower sound designers and audio programmers with a comprehensive authoring tool and audio engine for creating innovative interactive experiences.
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announced 6/29/2012 via PR Newswire

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., will acquire Gaikai, Inc.

synopsis: Sony Computer Entertainment announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Gaikai Inc., the world's leading interactive cloud-based gaming company. Through the acquisition, SCE will establish a new cloud service, ensuring that it continues to provide users with truly innovative and immersive interactive entertainment experiences.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. manufactures, distributes, develop and markets the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® handheld entertainment system, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the PlayStation®Vita portable entertainment system. "
target: Gaikai, Inc.
Gaikai is a next generation video game streaming platform that utilizes cloud-based gaming technology, allowing users to play major PC and console games instantly, with one click. No download or install required. Users are presented with an offer to try the game or app before buying it.
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closed 3/2/2010 via PR Newswire

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., acquired Media Molecule

synopsis: Sony Computer Entertainment announced that it had acquired leading game developer Media Molecule, creator of the multi-million selling and multi-award winning PlayStation®3 (PS3™) exclusive title, LittleBigPlanet™. Media Molecule will join as part of SCE's global development operation, SCE Worldwide Studios.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. manufacturers, distributes and markets the PlayStation® game console, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® handheld entertainment system and PlayStation®3 (PS3™) system. "
target: Media Molecule
Media Molecule, based in Surrey, England, is the award-winning developer of LittleBigPlanet, one of the best-selling titles for PS3, a game that introduced gamers to the unique ethos of Play, Create and Share.
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closed 1/24/2006 via PR Newswire

Sony Computer Entertainment America, acquired Zipper Interactive

synopsis: Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) announced today that leading game developer and long-time partner Zipper Interactive, creators of the top-selling SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs franchise, joins its newly formed global development operation, SCE Worldwide Studios.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Computer Entertainment America
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. manufacturers, distributes and markets the PlayStation® game console, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® handheld entertainment system and PlayStation®3 (PS3™) system. "
target: Zipper Interactive
Based in Redmond, Washington, Zipper Interactive was founded by Jim Bosler and Brian Soderberg in 1995. Best known for its mega-hit SOCOM: U.S. Navy Seals game series, Zipper has created multiple hit game titles including SOCOM: US Navy Seals I, II and III.
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closed 12/7/2005 via PR Newswire

Sony Computer Entertainment America, acquired Guerrilla B.V.

synopsis: Media Republic and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe today announced the acquisition of leading developer Guerrilla Games by Sony Computer Entertainment as part of Worldwide Studios.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Computer Entertainment America
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. manufacturers, distributes and markets the PlayStation® game console, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® handheld entertainment system and PlayStation®3 (PS3™) system. "
target parent: Media Republic
target: Guerrilla B.V.
Guerrilla is a young but rapidly expanding game development studio with a growing reputation as one of Europe's leading game developers. Founded at the beginning of 2000 as the result of a merger between 3 smaller Dutch game developers, the studio is based in the heart of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
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announced 9/8/2021 via Company Press Release

Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, will acquire Firesprite Limited

synopsis: Sony Interactive Entertainment (“SIE”) announced that SIE has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Firesprite Games, the UK-based videogame studio with a history of developing highly-polished showpieces for cutting-edge hardware. Firesprite has a strong record of developing showcase games for PlayStation console and peripheral launches.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. "
target: Firesprite Limited
Firesprite Games is a UK-based videogame studio with a history of developing highly-polished showpieces for cutting-edge hardware. Firesprite has a strong record of developing showcase games for PlayStation console and peripheral launches, such as The Playroom (PS4) and The Playroom VR (PS VR).
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closed 8/4/2022 via BusinessWire

InfiniteWorld, acquired Super Bit Machine, Inc.

synopsis: Infinite Assets, Inc. (“InfiniteWorld”) has acquired Super Bit Machine, an independent gaming studio and Armajet developer, founded by industry veterans with experience running massive multiplayer “Top 10” grossing games on iOS and Android, including Bingo Blitz by Buffalo Studios.
buyer: InfiniteWorld
InfiniteWorld is a leading Web3 and Metaverse infrastructure company that enables brands and creators to create, monetize, and drive consumer engagement and experiences with digital content. "
target: Super Bit Machine, Inc.
Super Bit Machine is an independent gaming studio founded by industry veterans with a focus on creating spectator-friendly competitive games that bring people together across all platforms. Its flagship title, Armajet, is a highly competitive action game that has won several awards.
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closed 7/21/2022 via Company Press Release

Jagex Ltd., acquired Pipeworks Inc.

synopsis: Leading global games developer and publisher Jagex has acquired Pipeworks Studios, a highly established and innovative 200-person strong development studio. Marking its first acquisition of an external studio, the transaction reflects Jagex’s commitment to expand its team of world-class talent, as well as grow its footprint in North America.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Jagex Ltd.
Jagex is a British leader in creating deep and engaging live games on PC and mobile. Jagex’s flagship MMORPG RuneScape has welcomed almost 300million player accounts to its world and is a $1billion lifetime revenue franchise. "
target parent: Sumo Digital Ltd.
target: Pipeworks Inc.
Pipeworks is an innovative, well-established, and respected US video games developer based in Eugene, Oregon. It provides full development, co-development, and live operations to premier video game publishers and other partners.
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closed 7/20/2022 via Company Press Release

Nordisk Games, acquired Supermassive Games

synopsis: Nordisk Games, the video game division of Danish entertainment company Nordisk Film, acquires Supermassive Games, a BAFTA-winning, independent game studio, developing innovative storytelling titles.
buyer parent: Egmont Foundation
buyer: Nordisk Games
Nordisk Games is the video game division of Danish entertainment company Nordisk Film. Nordisk Games makes equity investments in European game studios. Nordisk Games has built a portfolio of developers that includes Avalanche Studios Group, Star Stable Entertainment, Nitro Games, etc. "
target: Supermassive Games
Supermassive Games is a BAFTA-winning, independent game studio, developing innovative storytelling titles. They have released a number of successful titles and are best known for the critically acclaimed PS4 hit Until Dawn and The Dark Pictures Anthology - a series of stand-alone, horror games.
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closed 7/12/2022 via BNC Analysis

Dorian Inc., acquired Nix Hydra Games

synopsis: Female-founded and led social storytelling platform Dorian has acquired mobile game developer Nix Hydra Games and its flagship titles. This acquisition is a part of Dorian’s growth strategy, connecting fans and independent creators to popular IPs, monetisation features, and code-free creation tools.
buyer: Dorian Inc.
Dorian is the world's first game creation and streaming platform that enables creators to turn fiction into games with zero coding. Dorian’s mission is to empower millions of female and diverse creators to unlock their vision in a game format and run their own game businesses. "
target: Nix Hydra Games
Nix Hydra is a female-founded mobile game studio with a portfolio of games and apps that are enjoyed by over 23 million people worldwide. Nix Hydra focuses on empowering underrepresented communities through games and interactive storytelling.
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announced 7/7/2022 via BNC Analysis

Kongregate Inc., will acquire Gamaga

synopsis: Kongregate, a leading game publisher and web gaming portal, will acquire Gamaga, a leading game development studio in Chile. Gamaga has worked with established brands like Sony, Div3rsion and iEntertainment Network on multiple successful mobile games. Their titles include Farm Idle Moo Tycoon, Cobra Kai: Card Fighter, Banana Kong, and more.
buyer parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
buyer: Kongregate Inc.
Kongregate is a leading game publisher and web gaming portal. Kongregate’s mobile games have been downloaded tens of millions of times and have hundreds of millions of gameplays. Kongregate's web portal features over 100,000 free games played by tens of millions of players per month. "
target: Gamaga
Gamaga is a leading game development studio in Chile. Gamaga has worked with established brands like Sony, Div3rsion and iEntertainment Network on multiple successful mobile games. Their titles include Farm Idle Moo Tycoon, Cobra Kai: Card Fighter, Banana Kong, Operate Now, and more.
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closed 7/1/2022 via BusinessWire

Blizzard Entertainment, acquired Proletariat

synopsis: Blizzard Entertainment has closed the acquisition of Boston-based Proletariat, an award-winning independent game developer with the mission to create games that change the way communities play together.
buyer parent: Activision Blizzard
buyer: Blizzard Entertainment
Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. is an American video game developer and publisher. Blizzard created several successful video games, including the Warcraft sequels, StarCraft, and Diablo series, and the MMORPG World of Warcraft. "
target: Proletariat
Founded in 2012 in Boston, MA, by a group of game-industry veterans from Harmonix, Turbine, and Insomniac, Proletariat is an award-winning independent game developer with the mission to create games that change the way communities play together.
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announced 6/29/2022 via BNC Analysis

Miniclip, will acquire SYBO ApS

synopsis: Miniclip, a mobile game developer in Europe, will acquire SYBO, a mobile games studio in Denmark. SYBO strives to craft meaningful experiences that can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of their skill. Their titles include Subway Surfers and Blades of Brim.
buyer parent: Tencent Holdings Ltd.
buyer: Miniclip
Miniclip, based in Switzerland, is a global leader in digital games with a mission of unleashing the gamer in everyone. The Company develops, publishes and distributes highly engaging games to an audience of over 250 million monthly active users across mobile, social and online platforms. "
target: SYBO ApS
SYBO is a mobile games studio in Denmark. SYBO strives to craft meaningful experiences that can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of their skill. Their titles include Subway Surfers and Blades of Brim.
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announced 6/17/2022 via BNC Analysis

Digital Bros S.p.A., will acquire D3 Go!

synopsis: Digital Bros, a video game developer and publisher based in Italy, will acquire D3 Go! from D3 Publisher, a Japanese video game developer and publisher. D3 Go! is a global publisher and developer of mobile games. Their games include Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns, Alien: Blackout, Adventure Gnome, Word Designer: Country Home, and more.
buyer: Digital Bros S.p.A. (BIT:DIB:$118.16)
Digital Bros is a video game developer and publisher based in Italy. Digital Bros creates video games for all Consoles, PC, Mobile and Streaming platforms, and distributes them worldwide through digital and retail channels. Their games include Ghostrunner, Portal Knights, Gems of War, and more. "
target parent: BANDAI NAMCO Holdings, Inc.
target: D3 Go!
D3 Go! is a global publisher and developer of mobile games. D3 Go! is dedicated to creating the gaming best experiences for their players. Their games include Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns, Alien: Blackout, Adventure Gnome, Word Designer: Country Home, and more.
price ($mm)
$1.50
rev ($mm)
$19
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0.3x
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announced 6/6/2022 via BNC Analysis

Cave Interactive, will acquire Deluxe Games Inc.

synopsis: Cave Interactive, a Japanese video game development studio, will acquire Deluxe Games, a video game development company in Japan. Deluxe Games focuses on developing mobile games that both adults and children can enjoy. Their titles include Monster Strike, Kingdom Ran: The Road to Unification, Manabimo! Asovenger!, and more.
buyer: Cave Interactive (TSE:3760:$12.86)
Cave Interactive is a Japanese video game development studio. Cave aims to create games that deliver fun and satisfying experiences. The company is known for their shoot ‘em up games such as the DoDonPachi series, Mushihimesama, and Deathsmiles. "
target: Deluxe Games Inc.
Deluxe Games is a video game development company in Japan. Deluxe Games focuses on developing mobile games that both adults and children can enjoy. Their titles include Monster Strike, Kingdom Ran: The Road to Unification, Manabimo! Asovenger!, and more.
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$38
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closed 6/3/2022 via Company Press Release

Animoca Brands, acquired Notre Game s.r.o.

synopsis: Animoca Brands, a mobile game developer in Hong Kong, has acquired Notre Game s.r.o., a game development and publishing company in the Czech Republic. Notre Game is focused on developing new and innovative mobile games. Their games include Scratch Wars, a hybrid collectible card game; and Scratch Lords, an NFT-based collectible card game.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands leverages gamification, blockchain, and AI technologies to develop and publish a broad portfolio of mobile products including games such as The Sandbox and Crazy Kings as well as products based on popular intellectual properties such as Garfield and Thomas & Friends. "
target: Notre Game s.r.o.
Notre Game is a game development and publishing company in the Czech Republic. Notre Game is focused on developing new and innovative mobile games. Their games include Scratch Wars, a hybrid collectible card game; and Scratch Lords, a purely digital NFT-based collectible card game.
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announced 5/2/2022 via Company Press Release

Embracer Group, will purchase Crystal Dynamics, Eidos, and SE Montréal from Square Enix Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Embracer Group AB has entered into an agreement to acquire the development studios Crystal Dynamics, Eidos-Montréal, Square Enix Montréal, and a catalogue of IPs including Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief, Legacy of Kain and more than 50 back-catalogue games from SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
buyer: Embracer Group (OM:EMBRAC B:$14,212.40)
Based in Sweden, Embracer Group is the parent company of businesses developing and publishing PC, console, and mobile games for the global games market. The Group has an extensive catalogue of over 240 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Goat Simulator, and Dead Island, amongst many others. "
seller: Square Enix Co., Ltd. (TSE:9684:$353,076.00)
The acquisition includes the development studios Crystal Dynamics, Eidos-Montréal, Square Enix Montréal, and a catalogue of IPs including Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief, Legacy of Kain and more than 50 back-catalogue games from Square Enix, a Japanese entertainment conglomerate and video game company.
price ($mm)
$300
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announced 4/21/2022 via Company Press Release

Gearbox Software, will acquire Lost Boys Interactive

synopsis: The Gearbox Entertainment Company will acquire Lost Boys Interactive, an independent video game studio working on both co-development for top-tier games and original intellectual property for PC and consoles. The acquisition will add more than 220 team members to Gearbox Entertainment, bringing Gearbox’s global headcount to approximately 1,300.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Gearbox Software
Gearbox is an award-winning, developer and publisher of interactive entertainment. The company is known for its successful titles like Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands and game franchises including Borderlands and Brothers in Arms, as well as acquired properties Duke Nukem and Homeworld. "
target: Lost Boys Interactive
Lost Boys Interactive is an independent video game studio working on both co-development for top-tier games and original intellectual property for PC and consoles. The studio has worked on marquee global franchises such as Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, Call of Duty, and PlayerUnknown’s Battle Grounds.
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announced 4/20/2022 via BNC Analysis

Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.l., will acquire Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.l.

synopsis: The management of Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.L. will acquire the company from Enad Global 7 AB (publ) (EG7), a global gaming cooperative. Innova is a leading video game publisher in Russia. Innova focuses on publishing free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) titles.
buyer: Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.l.
Innova is a leading video game publisher in Russia. Innova focuses on publishing free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) titles. Their games include Lineage 2, Ragnarök Online, Point Blank, Aion, RF Online and more. The company also publishes indie mobile games. "
target parent: Enad Global 7 AB
target: Innova Intellectual Properties S.à r.l.
Innova is a leading video game publisher in Russia. Innova focuses on publishing free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) titles. Their games include Lineage 2, Ragnarök Online, Point Blank, Aion, RF Online and more. The company also publishes indie mobile games.
price ($mm)
$35
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announced 4/13/2022 via BNC Analysis

Aspyr Media, will acquire Beamdog Inc.

synopsis: Game developer Beamdog announced that it has entered a deal to be acquired by Aspyr Media, a subsidiary of Embracer Group. With the deal, Aspyr Media will acquire the studio's catalog of enhanced re-releases of older titles. Beamdog is a Canadian video game studio located in Edmonton, Alberta.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Aspyr Media
Aspyr Media is an independent, full-service developer and publisher for the industry's leading games. They've helped nearly 200 games reach their next level across all platforms and beyond expectations. Aspyr got its start by bringing the biggest PC gaming franchises such as Call of Duty® to Mac. "
target: Beamdog Inc.
Beamdog is a Canadian video game studio located in Edmonton, Alberta. Founded by veteran game developers Trent Oster and Cameron Tofer, Beamdog has grown into one of the largest game studios in Alberta. Beamdog has brought Baldur’s Gate and Planescape: Torment back to life on desktop and tablets.
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announced 4/13/2022 via PR Newswire

Planet Green Holdings Corp., will acquire Allinyson Ltd

synopsis: Planet Green Holdings Corp., a modern technology enterprise in China with holdings in a variety of markets, will acquire Allinyson Ltd., a video game development company incorporated in the State of Colorado and owns subsidiaries in Hong Kong and China. Allinyson develops and operates online games.
buyer: Planet Green Holdings Corp. (PLAG:$37.77)
Planet Green Holdings Corp. is a modern technology enterprise in China with holdings in a variety of markets. Planet Green Holdings Corp. nurtures its businesses with corporate principles of honesty, integrity, and innovation. Their companies are involved in tea production and SaaS solutions. "
target: Allinyson Ltd
Allinyson is a video game development company incorporated in the State of Colorado and owns subsidiaries in Hong Kong and China.. Allinyson develops and operates online games.
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$6.45
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closed 4/11/2022 via Market Watch

TinyBuild GAMES, acquired Demagic Games

synopsis: TinyBuild Inc., a video game development and publishing company with its HQ in Bellevue, WA, has acquired the 23-staff development team of Demagic Games, a video game developer based in Ukraine and Russia.
buyer: TinyBuild GAMES (AIM:TBLD:$37.76)
tinyBuild is a video game development and publishing company with its HQ in Bellevue, USA and a branch office in Hilversum, The Netherlands. They're known for titles such as Hello Neighbor, SpeedRunners, Graveyard Keeper, and many more. "
target: Demagic Games
Demagic Games is a video game developer with a 23-staff development team and is based in Ukraine and Russia.
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closed 3/25/2022 via Company Press Release

NetFlix, acquired Boss Fight Entertainment

synopsis: Netflix has acquired Boss Fight Entertainment, an independent game development studio based in Allen, Texas. Founded in 2013, Boss Fight’s veteran team has produced some of the industry’s best-selling and most critically acclaimed games for mobile, social, PC, and consoles.
buyer: NetFlix (NFLX:$29,697.84)
Netflix is the world's leading Internet entertainment platform with 104 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime and anywhere."
target: Boss Fight Entertainment
Boss Fight Entertainment is an independent game development studio based in Allen, Texas. Founded in 2013, Boss Fight’s veteran team has produced some of the industry’s best-selling and most critically acclaimed games for mobile, social, PC, and consoles.
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closed 3/23/2022 via PR Newswire

Ftx Trading Ltd., acquired Storybook Brawl

synopsis: FTX US, a leading U.S.-regulated cryptocurrency company, announced that they have acquired Olympia, Wash.-based developer, Good Luck Games, creator of the popular upcoming card auto battle game Storybook Brawl. Storybook Brawl is a lighthearted card-based autobattler game featuring characters from beloved fairy tales and myths.
buyer: Ftx Trading Ltd.
Hong Kong-based FTX is a cryptocurrency exchange that offers innovative products, including industry-first derivatives, options, volatility products and leveraged tokens. The company strives to develop a platform robust enough for professional trading firms and intuitive enough for first-time users."
target: Storybook Brawl
Storybook Brawl is a popular upcoming card auto battle game created by Olympia, Wash.-based developer, Good Luck Games. Storybook Brawl is a lighthearted card-based autobattler game featuring characters from beloved fairy tales and myths.
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closed 3/23/2022 via Company Press Release

Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, acquired Haven Studios

synopsis: Haven Studios, a video game developer based out of Montreal, has been acquired by Sony Interactive Entertainment, which is responsible for the PlayStation brand.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. "
target: Haven Studios
Haven Studios is a video game developer based out of Montreal. Their vision is to create a modern multiplayer experience that brings gamers together in positive and meaningful ways.
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Ticker: KOSE:A251270
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Netmarble
Netmarble Games Corp. strives to entertain audiences of all ages, and around the world, by providing great mobile gaming experiences. Established in Korea in 2000, Netmarble is the fastest-growing mobile game company in Asia and consistently ranks as a top mobile developer and publisher worldwide.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,001.98
EBITDA ($mm)
$245.18
EBIT ($mm)
$150.44
Net Income ($mm)
$195.54
Employees
789
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Ticker: ENXTPA:UBI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ubisoft Entertainment S.A.
Ubisoft Entertainment S.A.
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,959.78
EBITDA ($mm)
($11.18)
EBIT ($mm)
$138.09
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
15913
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KRAFTON, Inc.
KRAFTON, Inc.
KRAFTON is a South Korean game development company. KRAFTON creates games for PC and mobile devices through it's various game studios. They are best known for PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, a battle royal shooter. The company also develops and publishes MMORPGs and mobile games.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,504.48
EBITDA ($mm)
$628.88
EBIT ($mm)
$577.28
Net Income ($mm)
$465.17
Employees
1487
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Ticker: TSE:3632
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gree, Inc.
Gree, Inc.
GREE develops games at its studios in Japan, North America, and South Korea, producing high-ranking titles in the app markets of each region. The company was founded in 2004.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$703.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$97.60
EBIT ($mm)
$85.11
Net Income ($mm)
$42.53
Employees
1416
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Ticker: SEHK:777
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NetDragon WebSoft Inc.
NetDragon WebSoft Inc.
NetDragon Websoft Inc. is a leading innovator and creative force in China's online gaming and mobile internet industries. NetDragon offers many well-known mobile Internet products and services, including 91 Assistant, HiMarket, 91 Launcher,91 Panda Reader,sj.91.com and www.hiapk.com.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$615.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$29.42
EBIT ($mm)
($7.39)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6446
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Ticker: KNM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Konami Corporation
Konami Corporation
Konami Corporation develops, publishes, markets, and distributes video game software products for stationary and portable consoles, as well as for use on personal computers. It operates in three segments: Digital Entertainment, Gaming & Systems, and Health & Fitness.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$265,758.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$51,370.00
EBIT ($mm)
$41,292.00
Net Income ($mm)
$23,012.00
Employees
5362
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Ticker: SEHK:700
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Limited is an investment holding company involved in providing internet and mobile value-added services (VAS), online advertising services and e-commerce transactions services
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$83,589.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$26,174.19
EBIT ($mm)
$18,482.87
Net Income ($mm)
$33,551.52
Employees
116213
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Ticker: TSE:7974
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nintendo
Nintendo
Nintendo Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics company headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. Nintendo is the world's largest video game company by revenue.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$15,905.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$5,443.81
EBIT ($mm)
$5,349.32
Net Income ($mm)
$3,988.30
Employees
6200
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Ticker: OM:EMBRAC B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Embracer Group
Embracer Group
Embracer Group is a Swedish video game holding company. Embracer Group is the parent company of THQ Nordic, Koch Media and Coffee Stain. The Group has an extensive catalogue of over 130 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Goat Simulator, Dead Island, Darksiders, Metro, MX vs ATV, and more.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$14,212.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$5,955.90
EBIT ($mm)
($1,724.30)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: NTES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NetEase, Inc.
NetEase, Inc.
NetEase, Inc. is a leading internet technology company in China. Dedicated to providing online services centered around content, community, communication and commerce, NetEase develops some of China’s most popular PC-client and mobile games, e-commerce businesses, advertising and e-mail services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$10,750.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,998.42
EBIT ($mm)
$1,637.88
Net Income ($mm)
$1,273.77
Employees
23687
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Ticker: ATVI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Activision Blizzard
Activision Blizzard
Activision Blizzard, Inc., a member of the S&P 500, is the world's most successful standalone interactive entertainment company. Activision Blizzard develops and publishes games based on some of the most beloved entertainment franchises, including Call of Duty, Guitar Hero, and World of Warcraft.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$8,803.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,776.00
EBIT ($mm)
$3,336.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:EA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Electronic Arts Inc.
Electronic Arts Inc.
Electronic Arts (EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers. EA has more than 300 million registered players around the world.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$5,629.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,227.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,046.00
Net Income ($mm)
$837.00
Employees
9800
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Ticker: TTWO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Take-Two Interactive Software develops and distributes games for PCs, as well as for Sony PlayStation, Nintendo, and SEGA game consoles. The company has distribution operations in Australia, North America, Europe, Scandinavia, and the UK. Other titles include Fly!, Earthworm Jim 3-D, and Darkstone.
year
2023
rev ($mm)
$3,504.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$763.32
EBIT ($mm)
$484.03
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: SGAMY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sega Sammy Holdings Inc.
Sega Sammy Holdings Inc.
The SEGA SAMMY Group is involved in a wide range of business operations, encompassing Sammy’s pachislot and pachinko machine business; entertainment contents business focused on SEGA Group’s digital game business; and resort business, which is represented by the development and operation of hotels.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,024.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$300.70
EBIT ($mm)
$110.24
Net Income ($mm)
$24.10
Employees
7726
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Ticker: TSE:3659
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEXON Co., Ltd.
NEXON Co., Ltd.
Based in Japan, NEXON Co. is a global leader in online games, with more than 100 live games operated across more than 190 countries. Nexon pioneered micro-transactions and the free-to-play business model, and is widely credited with unmatched global expertise in sophisticated live game operations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,372.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,035.14
EBIT ($mm)
$970.78
Net Income ($mm)
$1,059.35
Employees
6441
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Ticker: KOSE:A251270
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Netmarble
Netmarble Games Corp. strives to entertain audiences of all ages, and around the world, by providing great mobile gaming experiences. Established in Korea in 2000, Netmarble is the fastest-growing mobile game company in Asia and consistently ranks as a top mobile developer and publisher worldwide.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,001.98
EBITDA ($mm)
$245.18
EBIT ($mm)
$150.44
Net Income ($mm)
$195.54
Employees
789
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Ticker: ENXTPA:UBI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ubisoft Entertainment S.A.
Ubisoft Entertainment S.A.
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,959.78
EBITDA ($mm)
($11.18)
EBIT ($mm)
$138.09
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
15913
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Ticker: CRSR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corsair
Corsair
CORSAIR is a leading global developer and manufacturer of high-performance gear and technology for gamers, content creators, and PC enthusiasts. They develop products from PC components and peripherals, to premium streaming equipment and smart ambient lighting.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,702.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$201.59
EBIT ($mm)
$158.36
Net Income ($mm)
$103.22
Employees
1990
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KRAFTON, Inc.
KRAFTON, Inc.
KRAFTON is a South Korean game development company. KRAFTON creates games for PC and mobile devices through it's various game studios. They are best known for PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, a battle royal shooter. The company also develops and publishes MMORPGs and mobile games.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,504.48
EBITDA ($mm)
$628.88
EBIT ($mm)
$577.28
Net Income ($mm)
$465.17
Employees
1487
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Ticker: TSE:3632
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gree, Inc.
Gree, Inc.
GREE develops games at its studios in Japan, North America, and South Korea, producing high-ranking titles in the app markets of each region. The company was founded in 2004.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$703.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$97.60
EBIT ($mm)
$85.11
Net Income ($mm)
$42.53
Employees
1416
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