Glu Mobile, global developer and publisher of free-to-play games for smartphones and tablets, has agreed to acquire the creators of Diner Dash, PlayFirst. Last month, Glu also announced the closing of GameSpy. The online gaming platform will be shut down on May 31 affecting numerous titles.
Niccolo de Masi, Glu CEO, has stated:
PlayFirst brings to Glu one of the largest casual gaming brands of all time, as well as the studio-DNA to take Glu`s casual portfolio to ever greater heights. We are delighted to add PlayFirst to the Glu family and look forward to the launch of a free-to-play Diner Dash mobile game in Q4 2014.
The company has agreed to pay total consideration of 3 million shares of PlayFirst’s stock as well as around $3.55 million of their debt. With Glu’s international market, they are looking to take the DASH series around the world.