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:
- Suleman Ali and Jamal Ashraf of Esgut
- Zach Allia of Free Gifts
- Adam Gries and Wayne Mak of Nicknames
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!