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Report: Amazon bought UK cloud tech firm GameSparks for $10 million

Date Type Companies involved Size
July 31st, 2017 acquisition Amazon
GameSparks
$10m
Report: Amazon bought UK cloud tech firm GameSparks for $10 million

Amazon has purchased UK cloud development platform GameSparks for $10 million, according to a report.

It was already claimed in early July that Amazon had bought the backend-as-a-service provider, though no official confirmation has been forthcoming so far. It had been claimed that the sale was worth “tens of millions of pounds”.

Now TechCrunch claims, citing deal analytics firm Pitchbook, that the acquisition was worth around $10 million.

Two people close to the deal have said they are not yet able to speak about the acquisition after signing non-disclosure agreements.

Games expansion

GameSparks provides developers with a cloud-based development platform to build servers. It has worked with 10,000 developers including Ubisoft, Square Enix and Hutch Games across platforms, including mobile.

The firm would slot in with Amazon’s cloud division AWS, which is already used by games developers around the world.

Amazon already has a number of games-related tech and services, including games broadcasting service Twitch and its own toolset in Lumberyard.


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Craig Chapple is Senior Editor of PocketGamer.biz and InfluencerUpdate.biz. He was previously Deputy Editor at Develop and Online Editor at Nintendo of Europe.

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Greg Quinn CEO/Lead Developer at Meltdown Interactive Media
Damn, why does that seem so under priced to me...
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