Strategy games developer Plarium has acquired Alliance: Heroes of the Spire and Kingsroad developer Rumble Entertainment as it sets it sights on the RPG genre.
As reported by Venturebeat, Plarium CMO Gabi Shalel said the deal was a “natural extension” for the company, given its focus on strategy titles with RPG elements that offers a comparable audience to Rumble’s own.
The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Diversifying its portfolio
“Rumble Games titles have similar themes but are more focused on action/RPG components,” said Shalel.
“Ultimately, Rumble can help us expand into the RPG market.”
Plarium was itself recently acquired by Australian casino firm Aristocrat Leisure for $500 million.
The Israeli company has worked on strategy games such as Vikings: War of Clans, Throne: Kingdom at War and Stormfall: Age of War.
Following the acquisition Aristocrat CEO Trevor Croker suggested that Plarium would support the company's ambitions by "diversifying into attractive new mobile gaming segments, including strategy, RPG and casual".
Plarium has already made headway in the latter with 2017 releases Rio: Match 3 Party and Family Zoo: The Story, and has now quickly entered the RPG space with the Rumble acquisition.