Scopely Acquires Star Trek Fleet Command's DIGIT Game Studios
Scopely has decided to acquire mobile developer studio DIGIT Game Studios after the success they've seen in Star Trek Fleet Command. The details of the purchase weren't revealed right away, but they did make note in their press release that DIGIT founder and Chief Executive Richard Barnwell will continue to manage the operations of the Dublin-based studio. By all accounts, it appears it will be business as usual for DIGIT, just under the Scopely umbrella with a more direct feed between the companies. Here are a couple of quotes from the press release this week.
"Late last year, we expanded into the strategy genre with Star Trek Fleet Command, which has proven to be a hugely successful entry into the challenging-to-tackle MMO/strategy sector—surpassing $50 million in revenue in just the first four months. The trusted partnership we have built the last few years with our collaborator DIGIT also laid the foundation for even more opportunities in the strategy space," said Tim O'Brien, Chief Revenue Officer at Scopely. "Game, tech and publishing expertise across both teams resulted in a dynamic experience players are engaging with for hours every day. It's exciting to see the game garnering awards and popularity, showcasing that our deep collaboration has been a great mix for Fleet Command. We look forward to further scaling the Scopely business with DIGIT, who will be a fantastic addition to our growing global team."
"We partnered with Scopely in 2015 to enable us to grow our team and focus on building world-class strategy games," said Barnwell, founder & Chief Executive of DIGIT Game Studios. "The success we've seen with Star Trek Fleet Command has been absolutely amazing and formalizing our relationship will allow us to scale the game even more. We can't wait to see what else we can accomplish together."