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Kabam – Hardcore Social Network Game Developers – Acquire Fearless Studios

Posted by on January 29, 2012 at 10:59 pm

Kabam, a leading developer of “hardcore” social network games announced that they have acquired Fearless studios, headed by Harden Blackman – Creator and Senior Executive Producer of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed – and Cedrick Collomb – Former Director of Engineering at LucasArts.

Wait…Kabam, who? And what’s a “hardcore” social network game?

ANYWHO, here are some quotes!

“The Fearless Studios team brings a wealth of talent and experience in creating outstanding, highly successful AAA titles across a range of genres,” said Kevin Chou, CEO of Kabam. “Their skills in game design, emerging technologies and proficiency in making the transition from 2D to 3D on consoles mesh perfectly with Kabam’s strategy. We’ll significantly strengthen our industry leadership as the online gaming market transitions to higher fidelity, 3D gameplay with our acquisition of Fearless Studios.”

“There’s no way we could pass up the chance to marry our vision for creating story-driven action games with Kabam’s excellence in building great online franchises using their incredible infrastructure, distribution ability, and advanced analytics,” said Haden Blackman. “Joining the hardcore social gaming leader gives our team a once in a lifetime opportunity to forge a new paradigm for what players can experience in an online game.”

Soooooooo…I guess these guys are going to make hardcorerer social network games? What’s next, Farmshooterville of honor?

Sigh…

Well, here’s a little about Kabam.

Kabam is the leader in the free-to-play, hardcore social games arena that is transforming the traditional gaming industry. We design our games for the core gamer, combining the deep, immersive gameplay found in MMO games (strategy, RPG style) with the connectivity and interaction of social networks. Recent Kabam titles include The Godfather®: Five Families, Dragons of Atlantis™, Edgeworld™ and award-winning Kingdoms of Camelot®. You can play Kabam games on Google+, Facebook as well as other social networks and online channels around the world. Founded in 2006, Kabam has built a team of game industry professionals committed to creating deeply engaging games that delight our players. More information about Kabam can be found at www.kabam.com.

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