Kabam acquires Tapzen and Magic Pixel

Kabam meets TZ Jan 10 (1)Today Kabam announced it has acquired Los Angeles-based games studios Tapzen and Magic Pixel Games. Both companies will be combined into a new Kabam branded Los Angeles Studio.

You can read the news release for more details.

This is a strategic deal for Kabam for a number of reasons:

  1. Tapzen founder and CEO Mike Verdu, a games industry veteran and pioneer, will join Kabam Studios leadership team.
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Michael Rooker on Contest of Champions’ Star-Lord

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And while you’re in a video watching mood, check out this Marvel video about the game (and collecting interns). Read more

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Marvel Contest of Champions scores with a 120-piece orchestra

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Unlike movies and TV shows, mobile games give you the option of shutting off the music entirely. Read more

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