Vancouver's Exploding Barrel Games Acquired by San Francisco's Kabam

Vancouver's Exploding Barrel Games has been acquired by San Francisco free-to-play game company Kabam for an undisclosed sum.

Exploding Barrel Games is a 35-person gaming startup that recently worked on Margaritaville - a critically acclaimed Facebook game published by THQ.

Exploding Barrel Games has already collaborated on one unreleased title with Kabam.

Exploding Barrel Games was founded in 2009 by a group of Vancouver gaming industry vets with the intention of focusing at first on triple-A console games and platforms such as Xbox Live.

The studio switched its focus to digital platforms such as Facebook and has had great success bringing together the best & most driven talent from Vancouver and beyond.

Their core leadership team has a proven track record in shepherding a wide range of entertainment properties from inception to delivery, and have collectively worked on over 40 titles across 9 platforms, spanning 4 generations of hardware and multiple genres.

Kabam Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Kabam is the leader in the western world for free-to-play core games. The company is revolutionizing the video games industry by changing how players access and pay for their entertainment. Unlike traditional console video games, Kabam games are available to play for free virtually anywhere gamers look for their entertainment—on mobile devices via the Apple Store or Google Play and on the Web... more

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