SGN acquires several large Facebook game developers

Social Gaming Network, one of the largest network of games on Facebook, has just announced the acquisition of Esgut, Free Gifts, Nicknames, Oregon Trail and Friend Block. With these acquisitions, the SGN family of games now has more than 50 million Facebook application installs and almost 1 million daily active users.

The acquisitions have actually happened gradually over recent weeks as SGN has built out its founding team and moved the staff to downtown Palo Alto. The following developers have joined SGN as co-founders:

In addition, SGN purchased the Oregon Trail and FriendBlock applications directly.

“We are building a brain-trust of leading app talent. These are very highly regarded developers and SGN is blessed to have them join to help build a great company that brings innovation, creativity and joy to our users,” said Shervin Pishevar, CEO of SGN. “We are all passionate and believe in our vision of putting the key pieces together to be a creative force in building EA 2.0 with strength in new social games and virtual goods.”

SGN is shaping up to be a dominant force in the social gaming space. The company also announced that its game network has now grown to over 70 games, and it has also recently launched an innovative new Game Feed feature. More to come as SGN and Zynga battle it out to become the biggest social gaming platform!

Tumblr Marketing

Mediabistro Course

Tumblr Marketing

Starting December 1, learn how to market using the most popular visual blog! In this course, you’ll learn how to develop a strategy for your own Tumblr account, get people to read and share your content, and integrate your marketing efforts with other social platforms. Register now!


Leave a Reply

5 Responses to “SGN acquires several large Facebook game developers”

  1. Wing says:

    I love the title. The acquisitions are about the developers and talent, not necessarily about the apps themselves.

  2. Future Trends: What Caught My Eye & Mind Last Week at BandwidthCamp says:

    [...] SGN acquires several large Facebook game developers [...]

  3. Inside Facebook » 8 Tips for Getting Your Facebook App Acquired says:

    [...] the following sales: Pieces of Flair and Speed Racing to RockYou for a rumored seven figures each, Free Gifts, Esgut, and Nicknames to SGN, Favorite Peeps to Slide, and Extended Info to Sidestep), there’s actually a fairly active [...]

  4. Oregon Trail Facebook app to be replaced with dating service | Blogging | Business Blogging | Make Money Blogging | Web News | says:

    [...] up is not the more popular Oregon Trail application, which was renamed Northwest Trail after being picked up by SGN earlier this year. Instead it’s a knockoff. SGN’s app has nearly seven times the number [...]

  5. Future Trends: What Caught My Eye & Mind Last Week « Creative Traction says:

    [...] SGN acquires several large Facebook game developers [...]

Get the latest news in your inbox
interested in advertising with inside facebook?

Social Media Jobs
of the Day

Social Media and Online Assistant

Education Management
Chester, PA

Web Content Creator

John Paul Mitchell Systems
Los Angeles, CA

Social Media Specialist

Penske Media Corp.
Los Angeles, CA

Director of Marketing

Broadway Across America
Baltimore, MD

Featured Company

Join leading companies like this one and recruit from the nation's top media job seekers on the Mediabistro Job Board. Every job post comes with our satisfaction guarantee. Learn More

Our Sponsors

Mediabistro A division of Prometheus Global Media home | site map | advertising/sponsorships | careers | contact us | help courses | browse jobs | freelancers | content | member benefits | reprints & permissions terms of use | privacy policy Copyright © 2014 Mediabistro Inc. call (212) 389-2000 or email us