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Truly Social Games acquires Vancouver AR studio Cooper’s New Reality Garage

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October 9th, 2018 acquisition Truly Social Games Not disclosed
Truly Social Games acquires Vancouver AR studio Cooper’s New Reality Garage

Truly Social Games has taken ownership of AR specialist studio Cooper’s New Reality Garage.

The Vancouver-based mixed reality company will rebrand as Truly Social Games Vancouver (group pictured, below), adding to Truly Social Games’ locations in Portland, Oregon and Belarus.

The new studio will be located in the Canadian Centre for Digital Media, where they will support the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, The Emily Carr University of Art and Design and the British Columbia Institute of Technology by taking on and training up to ten interns every year.

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“We’re thrilled to grow the Truly Social Games family and welcome the team in Vancouver with open arms,” said Truly Social Games CEO Cooper DuBois. “Their proprietary AR tech will help us realise a major step in our studio vision to get everyone playing, moving and being more social.”

CCO Patrick Tougas added: “I’ve known the team in Vancouver for many years, some of us worked together on major triple-A titles. Bringing our teams together once again, knowing what we’re capable of, was a major contributing factor in this deal.”

CNRG CEO Joe Bonar will become Studio director of Truly Social Games Vancouver. He commented: “Everyone is excited about joining Truly Social Games, we’ve been working together on a new mode for Planet Gold Rush already so we know that our teams work well together.

“With the rebrand, we’re moving to new premises very soon that will enable us to support our local community in Vancouver.”

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Natalie Clayton is an Edinburgh-based freelance writer and game developer. Besides PCGamesInsider and Pocketgamer.biz, she's written across the games media landscape and was named in the 2018 GamesIndustry.biz 100 Rising Star list.

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