Dundee based Outplay Entertainment has acquired Eight Pixels Square, a Derby based mobile free-to-play studio.
Outplay Entertainment has seen significant revenue and headcount growth as it has surged past 55 million downloads across its portfolio of games and recently became the largest independent mobile games developer in the UK by surpassing 150 staff.
Eight Pixels Square is best known for a catalogue of successful mid-core titles, including All Guns Blazing, Cartel Kings and most recently RAID HQ, which also received Apple Editors’ Choice featuring.
Douglas Hare, Co-Founder and CEO of Outplay Entertainment, says: “The acquisition of Eight Pixels Square is another exciting step forward for the business, as we not only solidify capabilities in mid-core and VR, but also get to work with long-time industry peers. Their exceptional talent, expertise and obsessive focus on quality is a fantastic addition to the team and we believe that this move will make us stronger than ever.”
Hugh Binns, Co-Founder of Eight Pixels Square, says: “Mat Sneap, Tim Rogers, Myself and the wider team are thrilled to be joining the Outplay Entertainment group. Their ambition and strategy for success is compelling and something we’re excited to be able to contribute towards. Outplay is an obvious fit for our team, both culturally and technically, our catalogue of IP, and our know-how within mid-core and VR. We’re already hard at work on a 2017 title that we all believe has great potential to disrupt and further enhance Outplay’s position as one of the most successful European studios, if not beyond.”