Outsourcing developer Keywords Studios has acquired mobile studio Mighty Games. The deal will improve the company’s testing capabilities and bolster its presence in Australia.
Mighty Games will initially receive $3.3 million in cash and $800k in ordinary shares. The studio will also be able to get $2.8 million in a mix of cash and ordinary cash if it reaches certain growth targets.
This would bring the total amount of the deal to $6.93 million.
“We are delighted to welcome the Mighty Games team to Keywords and to be able to offer their impressive automated game testing solutions and expertise to our clients,” Keywords CEO Bertrand Bodson said in a statement. “This acquisition is in line with our strategy to harness innovative technology to do more for our clients and remain at the forefront of our industry.”
Founded in 2013, Mighty Games has developed its own Build and Test platform. It utilizes AI technology to automatically test code, detect bugs, and report errors. This allows the studio to run thousands of hours of automated testing on a daily basis.
The Mighty Games deal follows Keywords Studios’ acquisition of Forgotten Empire, a studio known for working on Age of Empires remasters.
In June, a group of QA contractors at Keywords Studios also formed a union. The company supported the team, which is now helping BioWare on Dragon Age: Dreadwolf.