Netflix beefs up gaming push with Boss Fight Entertainment acquisition
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Netflix is continuing its push into gaming with an acquisition of independent developer Boss Fight Entertainment.
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The company, founded in 2013 by David Rippy, Bill Jackson and Scott Winsett, operates studios in Allen and Austin, Texas and Seattle. It's best known for the mobile game Dungeon Boss, in which players collect and build teams of powerful heroes to defend their dungeons from raids.
"This studio’s extensive experience building hit games across genres will help accelerate our ability to provide Netflix members with great games wherever they want to play them," Netflix vice president of game studios Amir Rahimi said in a statement.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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The streaming giant first announced plans to ramp up its gaming business in July 2021 with the hiring of Mike Verdu, the former vice president of content for Facebook Reality Labs. In addition to Boss Fight Entertainment, Netflix acquired Night School Studio in September and Finland's Next Games earlier this month.
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