Zynga buys social game maker A Bit Lucky
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Social games maker Zynga on Monday announced that it bought California-based A Bit Lucky and is adding the members of the small studio to its San Francisco team.
Zynga's Bill Jackson said the acquisition was part of a move to expand into new categories of play with "mid-core, multi-platform" games.
A multi-player game, Solstice Arena, being worked on by A Bit Lucky will launch as a Zynga offering.
A Bit Lucky was founded by Frederic Descamps and Jordan Maynard, and the studio's staff of slightly more than 20 people includes veterans of game companies such as Trion Worlds and Xfire.