Interested in learning what's next for the gaming industry? Join gaming executives to discuss emerging parts of the industry this October at GamesBeat Summit Next. Register today.


Mobile-gaming developer Digital Chocolate is selling its 47-person Barcelona studio to French publisher Ubisoft (as first reported by TechCrunch).

In addition to the employees, Ubisoft also purchased the rights to Digital Chocolate Barcelona’s original properties. Those include mobile games like Army Attack, MMA Pro Fighter, and Zombie Lane.

We’ve contacted Ubisoft for comment on how it plans to use Digital Chocolate. We’ve also reached out to Digital Chocolate for comment on this deal. We will update with its response.

Digital Chocolate is a mobile developer based in San Mateo, Calif. It now maintains offices in California, Seattle, St. Petersburg, and Bangalore.

Event

GamesBeat Summit Next 2022

Join gaming leaders live this October 25-26 in San Francisco to examine the next big opportunities within the gaming industry.

Register Here

Electronic Arts founder Trip Hawkins founded Digital Chocolate in 2003. The company is probably best known for its feature-phone games like Tower Bloxx and Tornado Mania!. The company is struggling. It currently doesn’t have any games in the iOS highest-grossing charts.

In 2012, Hawkins stepped down as chief executive officer. The developer also closed its Helsinki office and laid off 180 people.

 

GamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. Discover our Briefings.