Wargaming Acquires Finnish Developer Boomlagoon
The Helsinki-based company to further bolster Wargaming’s mobile development strategy
December 5, 2016 — Wargaming has announced the acquisition of Helsinki-based mobile developer Boomlagoon, known for quality titles such as Monsu, Spirit Hunter and, most recently, Super Soldiers. As part of the acquisition deal, Boomlagoon join the company as a newly established entity focused on further strengthening Wargaming’s mobile development endeavours: Wargaming Helsinki.
“Wargaming has spent a number of years establishing ourselves as a leader not only in the PC and console gaming space, but also on mobile platforms,” said Keith Kawahata, Head of Mobile at Wargaming. “The acquisition of Boomlagoon, in the mobile development hotbed of Helsinki, creates a great outpost for us to strengthen our market position. They share our vision of fun, high quality products and services, and their extensive experience in mobile will help Wargaming deliver its future mobile titles to an even broader audience.”
“We are thrilled to join Wargaming,” said Antti Stén, CEO of Boomlagoon. “We get to continue creating world-class mobile experiences alongside a leading free-to-play developer and publisher, whose passion for games, ideas and plans resonate with ours. The combination of skills, expertise and resources we now have let us hit the ground running together, and we can’t wait to bring amazing titles to players out there!”
Founded in Helsinki in 2012, Boomlagoon unites veterans from some of the most prominent gaming developers in the industry, including Rovio, Digital Chocolate, Housemarque and Remedy. After releasing the collectible card game Monsu and Spirit Hunter, the company shifted direction and developmental strategy with the open community developed Super Soldiers.
In the wake of today’s announcement, Wargaming is welcoming skilled professionals from around the globe to join its mobile team:
Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Boomlagoon is a mobile game developer focused on making convivial and intriguing games for the global mobile sector. For more information on Boomlagoon visit www.boomlagoon.com.
Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market. Founded as a privately held company in 1998, Wargaming has shipped more than 15 titles. Currently, Wargaming is focused on its team-based MMO war series dedicated to the mid-20th century warfare that include the armored World of Tanks, the flight combat World of Warplanes, and the naval World of Warships. The three intertwined titles form a common gaming universe integrated within the portal www.wargaming.net.
As part of its multiplatform line-up, the company has introduced World of Tanks on Xbox and World of Tanks Blitz (iOS, Android, Windows 10, Mac OS X, Steam). Launched in 2014 and 2015, World of Tanks on Xbox introduced epic tank-on-tank battles to console gamers and offers the first cross-platform gaming experience between Xbox 360 and Xbox One. In 2016, Wargaming released World of Tanks for Sony’s PlayStation®4, continuing its console campaign.