Game maker Zombie has been acquired by Advanced Interactive Systems, a company specializing in video based simulators for law enforcement. AIS President Al Davis explained the reasoning behind the acquisition, "Zombie gains by accessing our global sales force, resources for future growth, international presence and skill at marketing simulator technology. AIS gains immediate access to the international gaming market, as well as Zombie's applied research and development capabilities in such areas as computer graphics and gaming via the Web." Zombie will become a subsidiary of AIS and will operate independently under the management of Zombie founder Joanna Alexander. Zombie will continue to create original game titles, the next being a new chapter in the Spec Ops series using the Lith Tech engine.