Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
arrowPress Releases
April 18, 2014
PR Newswire
View All





If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM TechWeb sites:


Kabam buys 3D social game maker Gravity Bear
Kabam buys 3D social game maker Gravity Bear
March 29, 2012 | By Eric Caoili

March 29, 2012 | By Eric Caoili
Comments
    Post A Comment
More: Social/Online, Business/Marketing



Core-targeted social game developer Kabam (Dragons of Atlantis) has acquired Gravity Bear, the Emeryville, CA-based company established by Flagship Studios co-founder Phil Shenk. Terms for the purchase were not disclosed.

With this deal, Kabam will now take over a team that has experience developing 3D social games (its previous releases were all 2D), as Gravity Bear previously worked on Battle Punks, an action-based MMO that launched in 2010 but is no longer available on Facebook.

Redwood City, CA-headquartered Kabam says absorbing Gravity Bear will expand its traditional strength in strategy titles to a broader range of core free-to-play gamers. They're already working together on a new 3D-accelerated social game set in the Battle Punks universe.

Gravity Bear began working on the new game more than a year ago -- presumably not long after it took the original Battle Punks offline. The game is built on Adobe's 3D Stage technology, and will not require any plug-ins beyond Flash to play.

Shenk founded Gravity Bear in late 2008, after working at Flagship Studios (Hellgate: London) as an art director. Before that, he held key art positions at Blizzard North and Maxis. He will continue to lead the Gravity Bear team under Kabam.


Related Jobs

Mapzen
Mapzen — New York (or San Francisco), New York, United States
[04.18.14]

Mobile Graphics Engineer
The Workshop
The Workshop — Marina del Rey, California, United States
[04.18.14]

Sr. Programmer (Generalist)
The Workshop
The Workshop — Marina del Rey, California, United States
[04.18.14]

Senior Graphics Programmer
Machine Zone
Machine Zone — Palo Alto, California, United States
[04.18.14]

Senior Software Engineer (Server-Side)










Comments



none
 
Comment: