Sony’s Social Gaming Arm, GSN Games Announces the Acquisition of Rival Social Casino Games Studio Plumbee for Undisclosed Amount
The start of 2016 is looking to be a extension of GSN Games as the social gaming provider announced its acquisition of Plumbee Studios. The leader of cash tournament and social casino games will further its reach with its purchase as Plumbee offers over 10 million downloads Facebook and mobile devices.
Plumbee was founded in 2011 and had major success with it’s Mirrorball Slots app. GSN has been steadily building upon the purchases of its competitors as last year its purchase of Idle Gaming saw GSN enter into a new location in Zaporozhye, Ukraine with employees in San Francisco and Ukraine.
With the Plumbee deal, GSN will extend its presence into seven locations worldwide including Boston, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Washington, D.C., London, Bangalore and Zaporozhye.
“This important acquisition will immediately bolster GSN Games’ ambitious growth plans by leveraging the top talent and social casino expertise of Plumbee to create best-in-class winning experiences for our players,” said Steve Brunell, Chief Operating Officer of GSN. “We are also excited about the expansion of GSN Games into the United Kingdom, where we will look to capitalize on the high concentration of world-class gaming talent to supplement our outstanding Plumbee team.”
“We are delighted to join GSN Games, a growing force in the social casino space that ranks as a top five publisher worldwide,” said Raf Keustermans, CEO of Plumbee. “We look forward to adding our art, engineering, product management, analytics and marketing expertise to the existing scale, stability and talent of GSN Games to create industry-leading social casino experiences.”