RIM Acquires Mobile Gaming Company Scoreloop

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RIM has acquired mobile gaming company Scoreloop for an undisclosed amount. RIM says on the BlackBerry Blog:

Today we are pleased to announce that Scoreloop has joined Research In Motion (RIM). We’re excited that the Scoreloop team is joining the BlackBerry® Developer team and bringing their expertise in creating social and collaborative gaming toolkits for mobile developers to the BlackBerry platform.

Scoreloop is a pioneer in mobile social gaming and offers a customizable and cross-platform social mobile gaming developer tool kit. If you are not already familiar with them you can find out more about Scoreloop at http://www.scoreloop.com/.

We have recently enabled our developers to create social app experiences through our BBM™ Social Platform and have seen some very innovative applications result from that. We look forward to working with the team at Scoreloop to provide tools that will further enable our developer community to take gaming to a new level of social integration on the BlackBerry platform.

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Scoreloop CEO Dr. Marc Gumpinger says on the Scoreloop site:

Dear Friends,

It is with great pleasure that I share this exciting news: Scoreloop has been acquired by RIM!

Over the past few months we've had the opportunity to become intimately acquainted with the RIM team and their strategy for the BlackBerry platform. We've seen first hand their excitement and ambition to build the best platform for mobile games. So we've joined forces to help make this a reality!

As part of RIM, we'll be in the unique position to integrate deeply into BlackBerry platforms to take mobile gaming to the next level together. We'll continue our cross platform approach, but you'll see that our BlackBerry solution will be unparalleled.

We can't wait to share that comes next!

Scoreloop games include titles like: Squibble, Bubble Blast, Alien Overkill, Hungry Shark, Doodle Train, Jewels, iShoot, and PES 2011. Games appear in both the Android Market and the Apple App Store.

Now that RIM is in the tablet market with the Playbook, gaming is no doubt a higher priority for the company.

Chris Crum
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