- New Team Brings Veteran Talent and Mobile Development Expertise to US Studio -
San Francisco, CA - September 17, 2012 - GREE, a leading mobile gaming content and platform provider, today announced that it acquired App Ant Studios, Inc., a Bay Area-based mobile game development studio. Founded by four industry veterans with over 12 collective years of experience, App Ant Studios will help GREE expand its portfolio of unique game content for users worldwide.
"The team at App Ant Studios has continually impressed us with the quality of its engineering, art, and overall product. They share the same strong passion GREE has for mobile social gaming and we genuinely respect their dedication to evolving the gaming industry, " said Naoki Aoyagi, Chief Executive Officer of GREE International, Inc. "With our constantly growing and evolving mobile game market, having such exceptional talent on board to build great experiences for the latest hardware is a huge priority for us."
App Ant Studios, which worked with GREE earlier this year to develop the Android title Dino Life, will now join GREE's San Francisco-based studio. All members of App Ant Studios' current team will be integrated into GREE, including its four founders, who will take leadership roles within the Game Development and Engineering teams.
GREE strives to build the world's leading global mobile gaming ecosystem. The acquisition of App Ant Studios will help GREE reach its goal of having one billion users worldwide as it expands its robust portfolio of games on GREE Platform. In addition to its high-quality games, GREE Platform will deliver unique social gaming experiences, as well as offer developers access to a growing, engaged global audience.
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