AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- New Zealand-based games company Ninja Kiwi announced today that it has acquired Scottish game developers Digital Goldfish for an undisclosed sum. Digital Goldfish's 15-person studio will remain in Dundee, Scotland under the management of co-founders David Hamilton and Barry Petrie, and the team will focus on expanding Ninja Kiwi's reach on mobile platforms. In conjunction, Ninja Kiwi has also announced that smash hit Bloons TD 5 will be released for Apple mobile devices this November.
Digital Goldfish has worked closely with Ninja Kiwi for several years, developing the mobile versions of hit games Bloons and Bloons TD. Previously published under Digital Goldfish's name on mobile, those games have seen over 8 million downloads. Going forward, all games will be published under the Ninja Kiwi label, the first of which will be Bloons TD 5.
"The Digital Goldfish guys have been great partners for us and have great depth of skill in mobile games development," said Chris Harris, Co-Founder of Ninja Kiwi. "As we continue to build our mobile games reach, joining forces with the Digital Goldfish team is just awesome. Blending their mobile expertise with our IP and player base has worked really well for us to date, so this acquisition is strategically very strong for us."
"What started as a simple license deal developed into the perfect partnership," said Barry Petrie, Co-Founder of Digital Goldfish. "We have collaborated on several successful titles together and racked up millions of downloads in the process. This deal made absolute sense for both parties and was a natural progressive step in the relationship between the two companies. We are delighted to become part of the Ninja Kiwi family and are excited for the future as we look to bring existing and new Ninja Kiwi IP to a variety of platforms."
Ninja Kiwi is a privately owned Auckland-based developer and publisher of web and mobile games. Founded in 2006 by Chris Harris and Stephen Harris, Ninja Kiwi currently has 20 staff and operates their own gaming website with 5 Million monthly unique visitors. With a combined team size of 35 and hit games on both web and mobile, Ninja Kiwi is now an indie development powerhouse committed to awesome player experiences and ready to take advantage of worldwide growth in mobile and tablet platforms.
About Ninja Kiwi:
Ninja Kiwi® is a leading developer and publisher of games for web, Facebook, and smart devices - games such as Bloons®, Bloons® TD 5, and SAS: Zombie Assault® 3. Founded in 2006 and operating as Kaiparasoft Limited, Ninja Kiwi has headquarters and game development in Auckland, New Zealand and a mobile games studio in Dundee, Scotland. Game players eager to find the best original web, mobile, and tablet games can look for the Ninja Kiwi name and logo, follow us @ninjakiwigames, or stay in touch at http://ninjakiwi.com/Forum/forum.php and at the Ninja Kiwi Games group on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_67759173816.
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