PopCap Buys Small Arms Maker

Casual games developer and publisher PopCap Games today announced its acquisition of Xbox Live Arcade developer Gastronaut Studios, which has previously worked with PopCap in bringing Feeding Frenzy 2 and Peggle to the Xbox 360. nope

Gastronaut is now working on several "undisclosed projects," with its founders retaining their rights to the studio's original properties, such as the Xbox Live Arcade side-scrolling combat game Small Arms and the upcoming puzzle game Gel.

Financial terms of the acquisition were not provided.

"We've enjoyed a fantastic working relationship with PopCap on their XBLA titles and we're thrilled to be joining their team to create exciting titles that players of all stripes will love." said Gastronaut co-founder Jacob Van Wingen.