Vancouver-based Exploding Barrel Games
, best known as the team behind social game MargaritaVille Online
, has been acquired by online games giant Kabam.
Inside Social Games, it was Exploding Barrel's core development roots that Kabam found attractive -- indeed, the 30+ strong studio features individuals who have worked on console franchises like SSX
and Need for Speed
The studio, which was originally founded by ex-EA designer Scott Blackwood in 2009, will remain in Vancouver and continue working on its current titles, including Blastron
, which is due for launch on iOS soon, and two other unannounced titles.
This is just the latest in a string of acquisition from Kabam. Previously it has purchased Balanced Worlds
, Fearless Studios
, Gravity Bear
, and Wild Shadow Studios