Investors buy majority stake in online game maker Bigpoint for $350M

German online game publisher Bigpoint announced today that two major private equity firms have bought a majority stake in the company for $350 million. The transaction values Bigpoint at more than $600 million and shows that the free-to-play online game business is becoming a mature business alongside the console game publishers.

European game maker Bigpoint names co-CEO for US expansion

Bigpoint has made a big splash in Europe with its online gaming business. In the past year, it has also begun an ambitious expansion in the U.S., a move spearheaded by its chief executive Heiko Hubertz.

German social game firm Bigpoint plans to hire 80 as it expands U.S. studio

Silicon Valley is ground zero for the social game industry. That’s why social game entrepreneurs from elsewhere are setting up shop in San Francisco. The latest to do so is Germany’s Bigpoint, which plans to hire up to 80 more employees for its new game studio in San Francisco.