Gamasutra is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.


Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
February 25, 2020
arrowPress Releases







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


Big Fish Games Acquires Casual Developer FunPause

Big Fish Games Acquires Casual Developer FunPause

January 6, 2006 | By Nich Maragos

January 6, 2006 | By Nich Maragos
Comments
    Post A Comment
More:



Big Fish Games, a website portal for casual games, has acquired casual game developer FunPause. The French developer, responsible for Atlantis and Fairies, has had several best-selling games distributed on Yahoo! Games, MSN, AOL, Shockwave.com, and EA's Pogo service.

Though the financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, the funding was undoubtedly provided by Big Fish's $5 million round of financing on December 3rd, 2005. The acquisition gives Big Fish control of FunPause's portfolio of titles, which includes 20 downloadable games and 55 online games.

The FunPause staff will remain in Montpelier, France, but join a branch of Big Fish games there rather than continue in their current offices, according to the official announcement.

"We are excited to be a part of the fastest growing casual game site in the world," said FunPause CEO Emmanuel Marty. "We are being given the liberty to maintain our creative freedom to produce award winning games, while benefiting from the years of experience and success that Big Fish Games brings to this market."


Related Jobs

Double Fine Productions
Double Fine Productions — San Francisco, California, United States
[02.25.20]

Multiplayer Programmer
Double Fine Productions
Double Fine Productions — San Francisco, California, United States
[02.25.20]

Senior Gameplay Programmer
Double Fine Productions
Double Fine Productions — San Francisco, California, United States
[02.25.20]

Gameplay Programmer
Insomniac Games
Insomniac Games — Burbank, California, United States
[02.25.20]

Lead Environment Artist









Loading Comments

loader image