Zynga confirms four mobile game studio acquisitions in late 2011

We knew that Zynga bought four companies in Q3 2011, but today the company reveals to Reuters the names of four companies it acquired throughout the end of 2011: GameDoctors, Page44 Studios, HipLogic and AstroApe.

Page44 Studios — acquired in September, according to Zynga’s head of mobile, David Ko — is a bit of a surprise as the San Francisco-based developer is only really known as collaborating with indie darling 2D Boy on hit downloadable game, World of Goo. Zynga also acquired San Francisco-based developer HipLogic around the same time; that developer is best known for its mobile UI platform services.

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5 Responses to “Zynga confirms four mobile game studio acquisitions in late 2011”

  1. Brad Phillips says:

    One issue, Page44 merely ported World of Goo to iOS, they do not own it and were not the original makers. 2D Boy made and owns the game.

  2. AJ Glasser says:

    Updated with link. Thanks.

  3. AJ Glasser says:

    Just to be completely, truly, utterly clear: Page44 Studios did not develop World of Goo — they only ported it to mobile. Which is why it’s kind of weird that Zynga picked them because that seems to be the only big game port they’ve done.

  4. Mister Bojangles says:

    Nepotism, probably. Some important P44 employees went to Zynga pre-buyout.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Seems that Zynga is better at raising money and acquiring companies than making games.

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