Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment studio TT Games, known for their series of Lego action games, acquired Golf Clash developer Playdemic.Based in the UK, Playdemic has been acquired before. The studio was founded in 2010 and developed a string of social games for Facebook. Building on its experience with Facebook, it pivoted to mobile, finding success with titles such as Gourmet Ranch and Golf Clash.
Social company RockYou acquired Playdemic in 2011, but the original founders bought it back after RockYou got rocked by financial hardship. In its new role within TT Games Playdemic will concentrate on developing more Lego titles for mobile platforms.
"We couldn't be happier to bring on board such a talented and capable team," said Tom Stone, managing director of TT Games (via GI.biz). "Playdemic brings a unique set of skills to complement our existing studios, and a tremendous track record on mobile. They're a perfect fit - and will enable us to take advantage of exciting new opportunities to build new kinds of socially connected Lego games."
Playdemic has earned more than $50 million in revenue from its catalog of mobile games. Although the studio's main focus will be Lego games going forward, a spokesperson from WB Interactive told GamesIndustry.biz that WB will support Playdemic's earlier games.
TT Games and WB are looking to cover all bases with Lego titles. In January TT announced that Lego Worlds will make its way to Nintendo's Switch portable console. The sandbox-style Lego game launches on Xbox One, PS4, and PC on February 21.