Bigpoint acquires bankrupt studio

Bigpoint acquires bankrupt studio

By Stuart Richardson

June 1st 2010 at 6:01PM

Radon Labs subsumed as new parent firm opens Berlin office

Browser-based games studio and platform operator Bigpoint has acquired award-winning fellow German developer Radon Labs after the later announced bankruptsy.

35 former members of Radon have now joined Bigpoint, including former company MD’s Bernd Beyreuther and Andre Blechschmidt. The two are now set to direct the new Bigpoint Berlin office that has risen from Radon’s ashes.

Bigpoint CEO Heiko Hubertz viewed the deal as an important move for the company.

“Under Bernd and Andre's leadership, Radon Labs became one of Germany's top three development studios. We're excited to add their highly qualified workforce to Bigpoint as we continue to push the limits of what's possible in online gaming,” he said.

“This acquisition is also greater proof that the market continues to consolidate. As such, we plan to purchase additional studios, both in Germany and abroad, to support our long-term growth strategy.”

Bigpoint has also opened new offices in San Francisco and Malta this year, with the overall employee number at the firm now surpassing the 500 mark.