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Electronic Arts buys Chillingo

The LA Times reports that Electronic Arts has purchased U.K. based iOS gaming publisher Chillingo. EA spokesperson Holly Rockwood confirmed the purchase this morning but did not provide any comment on the acquisition amount, although “sources close to the deal” cited by the LA Times indicated that the amount was less than $20 million in cash. Chillingo is a game publisher rather than a developer and the company represents a number of independent iOS developers. Popular titles released by Chillingo include Angry Birds by Rovio and Cut the Rope by ZeptoLab, both of which are currently hold top positions on the iTunes App Store charts. Neither Rovio or ZeptoLab are part of the EA acquisition. In a statement released this morning, EA noted that the acquisition will “combine Chillingo’s expertise in cultivating the ideas of independent developers with EA’s global mobile publishing reach.”

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I have good experiences of Chillingo.
I only have bad experiences of EA, from lack of published games and from lack of support on those that are published.
The obvious feeling is that EA will now turn Chillingo into a bad experience, rather than the other way around. Sigh.

Posted by ChrisB on October 21, 2010 at 7:14 AM (PDT)

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