GamaSutra reported about a recent PopCap company purchase. PopCap acquired Retro64 – an indie/casual game company operated by Mike Boeh. PopCap didn’t stop there: GamesIndustry.biz news item talks about the acquisition of SpinTop by PopCap.
Making company acquisitions isn’t new thing in the world, but there hasn’t been much talk about casual game company acquisitions in the past. Bigger corporations are watching the casual game space closely, so I would think that there will be more this type of shopping in the future. Big portals want to extend (and keep) their market share by purchasing smaller studios. Maybe even bigger fishes will enter the pond.
This sounds good to me. It sounds like there’s growth in the marketplace.