SGN acquires 2 new development studios

US mobile games studio SGN said it has acquired two new development studios.

Following the USD130 million strategic investment from Netmarble this summer, the company acquired the veteran Seattle-based mobile studio, Fat Rascal Games, Inc., and the experienced studio talent from Kiwi Inc. in Palo Alto.

SGN now has development studios in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Seattle and Buenos Aires.

Fat Rascal has decades of experience in gaming across varied genres, having been a part of development teams at major studios like EA, Microsoft, PopCap and Zynga. The founding members of Fat Rascal have produced popular titles such as Zynga Slingo, Matrix Online, and Hidden Chronicles.

SGN´s new Palo Alto studio is now staffed with veteran Kiwi engineers, artists, designers and producers renowned for building a diverse portfolio of highly-entertaining and profitable titles. The team includes game leads behind chart-topping games like Shipwreck, Chefville, Deep Realms, Gardens of Time, and City of Wonder. This talented group created five top-25 grossing Android titles in the last four years.

SGN is a leading cross-platform mobile games studio, delivering highly entertaining and engaging titles to millions of users around the world on Facebook, iOS, Android and Amazon. Founded by MySpace Co-Founders Chris DeWolfe and Aber Whitcomb and former Fox executive Josh Yguado, SGN´s strong executive team with stellar programming and creative talent has established the company as a leader in the mobile gaming industry. SGN operates with a global presence with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Palo Alto and Buenos Aires.