LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jam City, a leader in mobile entertainment, continues its global expansion with the opening of Jam City Germany and the acquisition of mobile games studio 231 Play. Founders Matthias and Thomas Hoechsmann join Jam City and will continue to manage development and operations from the company’s new Berlin studio. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
“We’re proud to welcome 231 Play and founders Matthias and Thomas Hoechsmann to the Jam City family. They have an impressive track record for building successful companies through innovative technology and fun gameplay,” said Josh Yguado, President and COO of Jam City. “The acquisition taps the talented development team in Berlin and expands Jam City’s footprint into Europe.”
“Jam City has been incredibly successful in building a portfolio of some of the most popular mobile games in the world in a highly competitive market. We share their same core values and are very excited to be part of the global team,” said Matthias Hoechsmann, Co-founder of 231 Play.
231 Play founders Matthias and Thomas Hoechsmann have a long history in mobile development. They are best known for ‘Game Doctors,’ acquired by Zynga in 2011, and the hit game Zombie Smash. Their background in research and big data analysis influences their game design philosophy and 231 Play’s development process that is driven by iteration, reinvention, and imagination.
Today’s announcement follows Jam City’s recent multi-year partnership with Disney and its acquisition of Uken Studios in Toronto. Jam City now has eight studios in the U.S., Canada, Argentina, Colombia, and Germany.
About Jam City
Jam City is a leader in mobile entertainment, providing unique and deeply engaging games that appeal to broad global audiences. Jam City was founded in 2010 by MySpace cofounder and CEO Chris DeWolfe and former 20th Century Fox executive Josh Yguado. Jam City is the creative powerhouse behind some of the highest grossing and most enduring social gaming franchises for mobile, including Cookie Jam (Facebook “Game of the Year” winner) and Panda Pop. Jam City is the go-to studio for Hollywood, having developed immersive, narrative rich mobile games around iconic entertainment brands including Harry Potter, Family Guy and Marvel Avengers. Jam City has studios in Los Angeles (HQ), Burbank, San Francisco, San Diego, Bogotá, Toronto, Buenos Aires, and Berlin. The Jam City team is known for its creative excellence and technological innovation in key areas including storytelling, data science and audience insights.
About 231 Play
231 Play is an innovative and data-driven mobile gaming studio that strives to update and reimagine timeless game mechanics to usher them into the current age of digital gaming. Founded in 2016 by mobile veterans Matthias and Thomas Hoechsmann, the studio is based in Berlin.