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Ubisoft acquires massively-multiplayer sandbox game Growtopia

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March 7th, 2017 acquisition Ubisoft Not disclosed
Ubisoft acquires massively-multiplayer sandbox game Growtopia

Ubisoft has acquired indie massively-multiplayer sandbox title Growtopiafor an undisclosed sum.

The game was developed by a two-man team made up of artist Mike Hommel and programmer Seth Robinson. It was first launched on PC and mobile in 2013.

The game now boasts over 20 million registered users who have created over 500 million worlds. It will now likely grow to an even larger userbase with Ubisoft's involvement.

A great fit

"Growtopia gives players the liberty to create worlds and share their game experiences with others, which are great fits with Ubisoft's commitments to providing more player freedom and increasing our long-term player engagement", said Jean-Michel Detoc, executive director of Ubisoft, mobile business.

The deal comes six months after Ubisoft picked up prolific casual game developer Ketchapp. Its mobile acquisitions could be in an effort to push its ailing mobile sales, which currently account for just 5% of the publisher's business.


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