SOE acquires Octopi

SOE acquires Octopi

By Ed Fear

January 19th 2009 at 4:39PM

Arizona studio to become online publisher's new Tucson studio

Sony Online Entertainment has acquired Arizona-based developer Octopi and rebranded it as SOE Tucson.

Octopi is the developer of PoxNora, an award-winning online collectible card game currently in its eighth expansion. The studio will continue to develop PoxNora as well as working on new 'trading cards and strategy game projects'.

“Our strategy and trading card games have been successful beyond our wildest dreams,” said John Smedley, president of Sony Online Entertainment.

“Expanding with a great product like PoxNora and the outstanding development team from Octopi gives us a chance to extend our strategy game offerings and enhance the ones we already field.”

Dan Kopycienski, president of Octopi, added: "We could not be more excited about becoming part of the Sony Online Entertainment family. We have always been passionate about developing unique and creative games for our customers, and now with the support of SOE, we will have the opportunity to take our products to that next level."