EA Buys Yet Another Social Games Developer

By Daniel Horowitz

August 16, 2011

After its recent acquisition of Popcap Games, EA is in full buyout mode, and has just purchased iOS Developer Bight Games for an undisclosed sum. Bight Games, a Canadian developer, is responsible for hot free to play titles that include Trade Nations a top 50 title on the iPad and iPhone that has recently migrated over to the Facebook social gaming sphere. As of now, there are no plans to rope Bight Games into EA Interactive, EA’s social gaming wing, but that is of course subject to change. While EA is being a bit greedy at this point, they are making smart corporate decisions and preparing for a brave new social-gaming driven world. Hopefully, these acquisitions will not do anything to disrupt EA’s commitment to console and PC gaming, but after all EA is a corporation, and to survive you have to change with the times.

[Gameindustry.biz ]

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Daniel Horowitz is currently a Writing/Film student at Sarah Lawrence College, where he previously worked as a film technician and teacher assistant despite having little technical knowledge. He is currently abroad studying play-writing at Oxford University in the UK. Daniel likes to think of himself as a weird combination of Captain America and Hunter S Thompson minus the extensive drug use. As a result, he can often be found lifting things, fighting for justice, and being a crazy outlaw journalist on the edge who doesn't play by the rules. When he’s not writing about, reviewing, or playing games, music, and occasionally writing well-paying profiles of businessman, Daniel thinks about what exactly he'll end u doing with his life post-graduation. Daniel plans on either going to graduate school for an MFA, or more realistically, getting a day job, which he hopes is somehow involved in the gaming, comic book, or film industries. You can contact Daniel at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @DHorowitz107

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