Big Fish acquires casino games developer

Big Fish acquires casino games developer
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

March 7th 2012 at 12:10PM

Publisher hopes Self Aware will help it break into virtual gambling market

US publisher Big Fish has acquired Self Aware to boost its casino games dossier, it has announced.

Self Aware Games has developed games such as Card Ace: Casino for Android and iOS, whilst it is currently working on a location-based mobile MMO game platform, Fleck.

The California-based studio, which employs 25 staff, is to remain situated in Oakland.

“We are delighted to integrate one of the most talented mobile-social game development teams into Big Fish, and to extend our mainstream consumer reach to include the booming market of casino games,” said Big Fish CSO Paul Thelen.

“We look forward to delighting the enormous audience on Facebook with the Card Ace: Casino experience.”

Self Aware co-founder Colin Liotta added: “Big Fish has everything we were looking for in a partner – an outstanding positive corporate culture, extensive analytics infrastructure, and an established ten-year track record of building trusted and enduring relationships with hundreds of developers all over the world.”