Firemint Acquires Fellow Aussie Mobile Games Maker Infinite Interactive


A little more consolidation in the mobile games space: Melbourne, Australia-based games developer Firemint, maker of the popular iPhone games Flight Control and Real Racing, has bought another Aussie outfit, Infinite Interactive, for an undisclosed sum.

The deal will boost Firemint’s production of original, self-published games, and it will also give the smaller Infinite Interactive a direct channel to release its products.

Firemint, which primarily has made mobile games for Apple (NSDQ: AAPL), Nokia (NYSE: NOK) and Android-based devices, has had millions of downloads of its paid-app games. It has more recently also started to develop games for other platforms such as Nintendo and the Sony (NYSE: SNE) PlayStation.

Infinite Interactive, also based in Melbourne, was founded in 1989, and is best known for the Warlords and Puzzle Quest series of mobile games. They were created by company founder Steve Fawkner, who will assume a product management position at Firemint.

Firemint was founded in 1999 by developer Robert Murray, who is currently the CEO. The company currently employs around 60 people and staff will consolidate in the company’s headquarters in Melbourne.

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