Growing independent game company, DoubleJump Games today announced the acquisition of TinyMob Games.
The acquisition will strengthen DoubleJump’s mobile game portfolio and team with the addition of TinyMob’s successful mobile games including the award-winning Tiny Realms, a strategy game set in a rich immersive fantasy world, and MERC, a tactical squad-based game set in a near-future dystopia.
Founded September 2013, TinyMob Games develop free-to-play strategy games on mobile devices. Previously raising $3 million in capital from investors, TinyMob Games won startup of the year at the 2014 VIATeC Technology Awards.
The TinyMob Games team consists of industry veterans from studios including Electronic Arts, Disney and MicroProse with strong backgrounds in strategy and multiplayer games. TinyMob co-founders Alex Mendelev and Jamie Toghill will take on executive positions at DoubleJump.
“Bringing TinyMob Games under the DoubleJump umbrella adds a strong building block to our mission of building generation-defining games. We’re pleased to welcome Alex and Jamie to the company to bolster our leadership team.” – says Masoud Nassaji, CEO of DoubleJump Games.
“I am thrilled for the future of our company,” said Ian Stapleton (SSundee), co-founder of DoubleJump Games and a gaming YouTuber with over 8 million subscribers. “We’re very excited to accelerate the execution of our influencer strategy and bring amazing games to new audiences.”
“What’s truly compelling about DoubleJump is their refreshingly innovative approach to game distribution,” says Mendelev, CEO of TinyMob Games. “We saw a unique opportunity to marry TinyMob’s game development expertise with DoubleJump’s strengths. We are very proud of what TinyMob has accomplished.“
TinyMob’s first game, Tiny Realms was published in 2014 and has been played over ten million times worldwide. Tiny Realms was awarded a coveted Pocket Gamer Gold Award, was a Finalist in Strategy Game of the Year 2015, and achieved a 9/10 Pocket Gamer Rating. Fans and critics fell in love with the game’s deep, tactical gameplay, multiplayer battles, and weekly tournaments.
Victoria, BC’s DoubleJump are the creators of Slash Mobs, a mobile role-playing game; action game, Grappling Garry and mobile platformer, Temple Toad. The games company is looking to further grow their portfolio and are looking at future acquisitions and publishing to assist other game developers with strategic distribution.
“Following this deal, we are excited to focus on plans for future growth, including the growth of both the company and its portfolio. We are looking to help other games studios with strategic distribution and look forward to introducing high-calibre games to millions of new players around the world,” says Masoud Nassaji.