Chillingo, developer of the super-hit game ‘Angry Birds’, will be acquired by the game giant, Electornic Arts (EA) in a deal valued at $20 Million. EA made the smart move after witnessing the fame of the game and making its presence strong in the gaming world.
Reuters reported confirming the deal, after a spokeswoman for Electronic Arts confirmed that the gaming giant would be acquiring Chillingo, publisher of the strongly downloaded game Angry birds. The actual amount of the acquisition was not confirmed but a close source revealed that the deal resulted to a total worth of $20 Million.
Angry Birds has been one of the top selling game in the Apple’s App Store, surpassing 2 million downloads in a single weekend after it became available for download on the Android Marketplace. Apple’s move on the acquisition will help gain market leadership on the Apple Platform as well as others.
This ain’t the first move made by the gaming leader as a year back, the company bought social gaming publisher, Playfish for $400 Million. Playfish was a leading developer in social gaming platform which includes Facebook, iPhone and Android.