Disney Interactive Studios Agrees to Acquire China-Based Video Game Software Developer Gamestar
Gamestar Would Become the Sixth Creative Center of Excellence in Disney’s Global Internal Studio Portfolio
BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Disney Interactive Studios today announced an agreement to acquire Gamestar, one of China’s leading independent video game software developers. With locations in Shanghai and Wuhan, Gamestar has a six-year track record producing high quality art and technology solutions for interactive entertainment software development. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
“Our global expansion is aimed at achieving a new level of creative capacity, quality, and expertise in video game software development.”
“Gamestar will play an important role in our global growth plans, providing a high quality talent pool for our expanding product portfolio,” said Graham Hopper, executive vice president and general manager, Disney Interactive Studios. “Our global expansion is aimed at achieving a new level of creative capacity, quality, and expertise in video game software development.”
Founded in 2002, Gamestar has grown into a versatile game software development company of more than 90 people, known for its strong collaborative track record with international partners.
Gamestar would become the sixth studio in Disney Interactive Studios’ growing international portfolio of creative centers of excellence. Disney’s previous acquisition was Warren Spector’s Junction Point Studios, based in Austin, Texas, acquired in July 2007.
About Disney Interactive Studios
Disney Interactive Studios is the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Disney Interactive Studios self publishes and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video games and interactive entertainment worldwide. The company also licenses properties and works directly with other interactive game publishers to bring products for all ages to market. Disney Interactive Studios is based in Glendale, California and has five internal game development studios around the world including Avalanche Software, Fall Line Studio, Propaganda Games, Black Rock Studio, and Junction Point Studios.