HomeAcquisitionsLondon-based gamers app Playfire is acquired by Green Man Gaming

London-based gamers app Playfire is acquired by Green Man Gaming

London-based Green Man Gaming today announced the merger of its game store with the also London-based gaming startup Playfire. The terms of this acquisition were undisclosed, however sources told TechCrunch that it “was a good deal for shareholders”.

Playfire, which was founded in 2007, is a huge and vibrant community of over one million gamers, playing over 3.7 million games in the past month alone. The social networking app has been designed entirely for video gamers; Playfire allows you to connect your Steam, XFire, PlayStation and Xbox accounts to a single site tracking your game time and achievements.

The Playfire-team stated on the company’s blog (Update – February 2023: The article seems to be not visible anymore, and we therefore deactivated the original link): “As you know, we have big plans for how we want to develop and improve Playfire. However, as we’re such a small team, we’re not able to move as quickly as we’d like. We’ve been talking about this issue with our friends at Green Man Gaming, and they made us the offer of merging with them. Doing this would mean we’d be part of a much bigger dev team, and there’d be lots of resources for things like regular game giveaways, while still remaining an independent site. That last bit is really important to us. We want this partnership to improve Playfire, and that’s exactly what it will do.”

By the way: You can find out about other interesting startups in gaming in this list.

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Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr
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