Ubisoft announced this morning that they have continued their efforts with mobile gaming after acquiring 75% of Kolibri Games. If you're unfamiliar with Kolibri, the Berlin-based company is one of the more well-known developers of mobile free-to-play games and one of the leaders of the "idle" games genre. Which includes Idle Miner Tycoon as part of their library. The deal was finalized on January 31st with the plan to acquire 100% of the company over the next four years. Here's a couple quotes from this morning's announcement.
"We are strengthening our idle games portfolio with the acquisition of Kolibri Games, one of the leaders in the segment, whose flagship game Idle Miner Tycoon has grown steadily since 2016," said Jean-Michel Detoc, Executive Director of Ubisoft Mobile. "We are delighted that this great talented team, recognized for the longevity of their flagship title, is joining Ubisoft."
"Ubisoft is a creative powerhouse and one of the strongest brands in the games industry – we are humbled to be invited to join this great family," said Daniel Stammler, co-CEO and co-founder of Kolibri Games. "This marks a high point in the history of our young company and will enable us to expand our development."