PopCap Gets Gastronaut

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PopCap Games, Inc., the leading developer and publisher of casual video games, today announced the acquisition of Gastronaut Studios, the premier independent game development studio known for its Xbox and Xbox 360 titles. Gastronaut is the maker of several titles for the Xbox LIVE Arcade service, best known for the award-winning smash hit title Small Arms, one of the top-selling titles on XBLA, and for their work as developers of PopCap’s Feeding Frenzy 2 for XBLA and the upcoming adaptation of Peggle for XBLA.

Under the terms of the deal, PopCap has acquired the company’s assets and employees, who will join PopCap’s internal development team to begin work on several undisclosed projects. PopCap will also retain exclusive license to Gastronaut’s tools and technologies. The Gastronaut founders will retain exclusive rights to their original properties, including Small Arms as well as their upcoming action puzzle title Gel.

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