San Francisco – Kabam, a San Francisco-based developer of massively multiplayer online and mobile games, said on Tuesday it has acquired Wild Shadow Studios, creator of the indie hit Realm of the Mad God.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, although Gamasutra reports that the 8-bit styled game’s co-creator SpryFox has sold its stake.
Wild Shadow’s founder Alex Carobus has decided to take a break before his next venture, while Willem Rosenthal will continue to head the project as game designer.
“Wild Shadow has created an incredible game with a passionate community and Kabam is energized to give this talented indie team even more development and distribution muscle to bring their vision to life,” said Andrew Sheppard, president of Kabam.
Kabam currently delivers its content to gamers on 15 different platforms and 17 different languages, distribution capabilities that will benefit Realm of the Mad God.
A version of this article was published in Bay Area Tech Wire.
Kabam – official site
Kabam – press release
Wild Shadow blog – Wild Shadow and Kabam
Wild Shadow – FAQ Q&A with Willem and Alex
Realm of the Mad God – official site
Gamasutra – Kabam acquires Realm of the Mad God developer