Free-to-play game publisher Tilting Point has acquired Canadian mobile game developer Budge Studios for an undisclosed amount.
Budge Studios focuses on developing children’s entertainment mobile games and apps and has worked with top IPs including Barbie, Paw Patrol, Hot Wheels, My Little Pony, and more.
The studio’s target audience is children aged three to 13 and includes creative puzzles and games around everyday activities.
To date, Budge has accumulated over 1.25 billion downloads in its portfolio and has tens of millions of MAUs, as well as 300,000 recurring subscribers.
The acquisition will allow Tilting Point to expand to a new audience and enter the rapidly growing “edutainment” vertical. As with the Tilting Point acquisitions, Budge Studios will continue to operate independently with its 129 employees.
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“Budge’s decade-long laser focus on children’s audiences, with over 50 best-selling apps, is very impressive and a great addition to our catalog,” said Tilting Point Founder and Co-CEO. , Kevin Segalla.
“We look forward to merging our publishing expertise with their great content to truly amplify Budge’s potential.”
Budge co-CEO David Lipes commented: “Joining the Tilting Point family is an exciting and huge opportunity for Budge. With this acquisition, we will continue to operate independently to develop the best creative content, and we will have even more access to globally recognized intellectual property and technology. greater ability to bring our games to even more children around the world.”
Last month, Tilting Point acquired South Korean mobile developer AN Games, the developer of MMO AstroKings. Tilting Point plans to expand the studios’ games to Eastern and Western markets. You can see a summary of all recent deals and acquisitions on the PocketGamer.biz deals resource page.