Hardcore social game developer Kabam announced it has acquired 3D social game developer Gravity Bear. The companies declined to disclose further details of the deal, but did say it combined Kabam’s distribution, analytics and optimization capabilities with Gravity 3D browser game development expertise.
Gravity Bear, which is best known for the role-playing combat game Battle Punks, was founded by Phil Shenk. He and his team remain intact as part of Kabam, where their first project is to complete a 3D accelerated, free-to-play game in the Battle Punks franchise for social networks.
Andrew Sheppard, president of Kabam Game Studio, said, “The original Battle Punks was already a fun, immersive game. We look forward to taking the game to a new level with Stage 3D and building this title into a very large franchise, much like we did with Dragons of Atlantis.”
Earlier this year Kabam acquired Fearless Studios. which was co-founded in 2010 by former LucasArts talents Haden Blackman and Cedrick Collomb.
Other Kabam titles include The Godfather: Five Families and Kingdoms of Camelot.