Perennial spender Embracer Group has totally acquired three extra recreation studios to bolster its improvement capabilities.
The triple-swoop has seen Embracer buy Demiurge Studios, Fractured Byte, and Smartphone Labs for an undisclosed price. All three acquisitions had been made by way of the Swedish firm’s Saber Interactive subsidiary.
For anybody unfamiliar with these names, Demiurge is a multi-platform studio based mostly in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The U.S. outfit largely targeted on cellular improvement lately after being bought by Sega in 2015 (and bought back by its original co-founder last year), and has labored on titles like Loopy Taxi Gazillionaire, Sega Heroes, Puzzle and Glory, and Marvel Puzzle Quest.
Fractured Byte, in the meantime, is an Estonian unbiased studio that has collaborated with high-profile companions on porting tasks together with Borderlands: The Legendary Assortment and Tony Hawk’s Professional Skater 1 and 2.
Lastly, Smartphone Labs is a software program testing and recreation improvement firm based mostly in Russia. Based in 2002, the studio has developed video games for a number of platforms together with PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Swap, cellular, and VR, and most not too long ago labored on the upcoming Swap port of World Struggle Z.
The newest acquisition spree comes simply weeks after Embracer purchased eight studios together with Ghost Ship, 3D Realms, and Digixart. These offers imply Embracer now has 77 inside recreation improvement studios and over 8000 staff unfold throughout 40 international locations.