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Chaney's Zattikka Acquires Mobile, Casual Game Developer Gimme5Games

Zattikka, the new gaming company founded by former Virgin Interactive President Tim Chaney, has made its first acquisition: casual and mobile game developer and distributor Gimme5Games. Financial terms were not disclosed, though Gimme5’s three employees — including founder and Eidos vet Matt Spall — are joining as part of the deal.

Chaney (pictured) founded U.K.-based Zattikka with Mark Opzoomer, the former VP and managing director of *Yahoo* Europe. He told MCV that the company had acquisitions in mind back in June; the goal is to build a network of casual and mobile game sites backed by multiple studios and developers. Spall left Eidos to launch Gimme5 this year; the startup, also based in the U.K., had already released two iPhone games and set up its free-to-play Flash games site. Release.