Published on March 25th, 2019 | by Genevieve Mc Bride0
Kabam Purchases Riposte Games
Another merger today. Seems to be the news of the day.
MONTREAL MOBILE GAME STUDIO RIPOSTE GAMES & CO
New Studio to Join Kabam in Vancouver, San Francisco and Austin
MONTREAL – MARCH 25, 2019 – Kabam, a world leader in developing entertaining, immersive and highly social multiplayer mobile games, announced today its formal acquisition of Riposte Games & Co, a Montreal-based games developer focused on cross platform, midcore games for mobile and Windows PC – including the fan-favorite real-time multiplayer strategy game Mini Guns – Omega Wars. Starting today, Kabam will assume publishing and marketing responsibilities for Mini Guns and future Riposte Games & Co titles. Following the acquisition Riposte Games & Co will operate under the Kabam Montreal label while supporting current games as well as developing and launching new titles.
“With the acquisition of Riposte Games & Co, we are executing on our growth strategy and we are excited to expand into new gaming genres,” said Tim Fields, Kabam CEO. “Riposte’s strategy and simulation gaming experience allows us to grow and diversify our portfolio in 2019. They make great games with addictive core loops and strong social experiences, and are the kind of game makers with whom we want to partner in our mission to entertain the world.”
Founded in 2014, Riposte Games & Co has emerged as a strong creator of midcore free-to-play (F2P) games on mobile and Windows PC. In a short few years, the team has created and launched top-performing games, including Mini Guns – Omega Wars, Dungeon Stars, and Shop Heroes. Led by a group of savvy video game professionals from Ubisoft, Gameloft, and Ludia, the company is built to combine technology and art to create a fantastic player experience.
“We’re beyond thrilled to join the Kabam family as this mutually beneficial partnership will lead to more engaging and unique gaming experiences that players can enjoy in the palm of their hand,” said Johan Eile, General Manager – Kabam Montreal. “Everyone is excited for the future and we can’t wait to share our next title with the world soon!”
More details on Kabam’s future projects with Riposte Games & Co will be revealed at a later date.