February 17, 2015
Playtech snap up Yoyo Games
Playtech has announced the acquisition of UK-based Yoyo Games Limited for $16.4 million, Yoyo, which is headquartered in Dundee, is the home of Game Maker: Studio (“GMS”), a mobile driven cross-platform casual game development technology that enables developers to create games using a single programming code and then publish them to run natively across most common platforms, including iOS, Android, OS X, HTML5, PlayStation, Xbox, Ubuntu, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Windows RT. The entire Game Maker family of products has been downloaded more than five million times. GMS enables game developers to create cross-platform games in hours with a user-friendly intuitive platform. Given the simplicity of the platform and its capabilities, GMS has secured more than 750,000 registered games developers who currently use the platform on a freemium basis with chargeable add-ons.