Jam City opens new Toronto studio for Bingo Pop acquisition

first_imgJam City opens new Toronto studio for Bingo Pop acquisitionHarry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery developer acquires Bingo Pop IP and team from Uken GamesRebekah ValentineSenior Staff WriterWednesday 28th November 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleJam CityJam City has announced today that it will open a new studio in Toronto to support the acquisition of the Bingo Pop IP and development team from Uken Games.”We are so proud to be continuing Jam City’s rapid global expansion with the acquisition of one of the most popular bingo titles, and its highly talented team,” said Jam City CEO Chris DeWolfe.”This acquisition provides Jam City with access to leading creative talent in one of the fastest growing and most exciting tech markets in the world. We look forward to working with the talented Jam City team in Toronto as we supercharge the live operations of Bingo Pop and develop innovative new titles and mobile entertainment experiences.”Uken Games will continue without Bingo Pop by reinvesting the proceeds from the sale into the company, putting them toward further development on existing trivia games Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and Jeopardy! World Tour.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games In addition, Uken will continue to develop new titles, and has one planned for 2019 release. The studio intends to hire up to 20 new people next year and move into a larger location within Toronto.”We are incredibly proud of what the Bingo Pop team has accomplished in creating a leader in the mobile bingo game category,” said Uken Games CEO Chris Ye. “We’re confident that Jam City will be a great home for Bingo Pop and the talented team behind the game in its next phase of growth.”Following this deal, we are excited to focus on the continued success of our iconic trivia titles and introduce brand new game franchises to players around the world. We are fully committed to continue hiring and investing in Toronto as a global hub for gaming.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesHarry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery reaches $300m in revenueJam City’s title has been downloaded 82 million times since launch in 2018By Marie Dealessandri 12 days agoHarry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery reaches $150m in revenueJam City’s title has been downloaded 54.6 million times across iOS and AndroidBy Marie Dealessandri A year agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more