Glu Mobile, a developer and publisher of freemium games for smartphone and tablet devices, has acquired GameSpy Technology from IGN Entertainment. GameSpy is a provider of technologies and services for multiplayer and server-based gaming across a wide array of platforms.
GameSpy is already integrated in Glu’s Gun Bros Multiplayer on Android – launched in Q1 2012. In this update, players co-operate on missions and also compete in real-time head-to-head combat with their friends and other Gun Bros players. GameSpy functionality will be utilized in a number of Glu titles from 2012 and beyond.
Founded in 1997 and based in San Francisco, CA, GameSpy was acquired by IGN Entertainment in 2004. GameSpy’s technology has been licensed and integrated into more than 1,000 games. There will be no disruption in service to GameSpy’s current customers and contracts as a result of this acquisition by Glu, says the company.