RockYou Acquires Playdemic

There’s more good news today for developers who are interested in the kind of payday that comes when a bigger company swallows a smaller one.  RockYou, which is known for making any number of social apps, has acquired Playdemic, the firm behind a Facebook game.

Jonathan Knight, RockYou’s SVP of Games, stated in response, “At RockYou we place great value on the art of game-making, and we’re elated to welcome the Playdemic team into our studio system.  Playdemic will retain their culture and creative control, as they bring their significant game industry experience to making social games of today and tomorrow.”

Paul Gouge, Playdemic’s CEO and founder, then said, “Being a part of RockYou gives us the opportunity to remain creatively independent, while leveraging RockYou’s vast network and expertise at scale to reach a wide audience with our games.  We see a massive opportunity to expand the depth and quality of social games, and have found an ideal partner in RockYou.”

Playdemic’s one Facebook game is called Gourmet Ranch, by the way.  With half a million users, it asks players to essentially manage both a farm and a restaurant, taking food all the way from the field to the dinner table.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

By Doug Caverly

Doug is a staff writer for WebProNews. Visit WebProNews for the latest eBusiness news.