Finnish Rovio Entertainment has acquired free-to-play mobile game developer Darkfire Games.
The acquisition for an undisclosed sum rebrands the studio as Rovio Copenhagen, with Darkfire Games studio head Rune Vendler to continue in his current role.
The team now gains access to Rovio’s user acquisition, technology, analytics and live operations resources as they continue work on Darkfire Heroes, the soft-launched RPG acquired alongside the studio.
“We are very excited to have Darkfire Games joining Rovio’s network of game studios,” says Rovio CEO Kati Levoranta. “This strengthens our game genre mastery and expansion to mid-core games, where we see attractive opportunities in RPG’s. In addition, there is a great strategic and cultural fit for both teams. The talented team in Copenhagen will be a fantastic addition to Rovio’s already highly skilled flock.”
Learn more about Rovio Entertainment at www.rovio.com.