Charlottetown's Bight Games acquired by Electronic Arts

by Rob Lewis

Last May our Stephen Christensen wrote about Charlottetown, PEI's Bight Games success with their Trade Nations iPhone app.

Trade Nations had garnered was an iPhone top 40 game on the Apple App Store and in its first six months had  been played over 300 million times.

Bight's success has not gone unnoticed and the company was acquired last week by Electronic Arts. From CBC's coverage of the news:

"We just signed the deal on Friday, and we're really excited about it. It's a big change for us, and a lot of opportunity," said the company's CEO Stuart Duncan.

"It was a natural fit," said Duncan. " They have the expertise and the management and the support services — that side of the business that we don't have the expertise in. Yet we can retain the benefit of those resources and continue to make games."

Bight Games will continue to operate as an independent studio with 26 full time staff will be staying in Charlottetown.

Neither Duncan nor Electronic Arts have confirmed that acquisition price.

Electronic Arts
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Want to be part of the Next Generation of games development? EA is the leading developer for next gen games and looking for passionate gamers who want to be a part of this exciting time. EA Canada currently has dozens of games in production and aside from some of the most profitable game titles like FIFA, NBA Street, NHL and Need for Speed, we are also developing some home-grown next gen New IP... more

Bight Games
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Bight Games is a social mobile games developer, based in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. They develop games for iOS, Android, and the BREW platform. more

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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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