Xaviant buys 50% of Blue Mammoth

Xaviant buys 50% of Blue Mammoth
Seth Tipps

By Seth Tipps

October 17th 2012 at 7:03AM

Dungeon Blitz developer to use cash to expand title and fund future games

Up-and-coming Atlanta start-up Xaviant has purchased a 50 per cent stake in Blue Mammoth Games.

Xaviant, founded in 2008 by Michael McMain, is currently developing action-RPG Lichdom, and has grown from a small team to over 60 developers in the past few years.

Blue Mammoth is a similarly promising developer that released Dungeon Blitz on Facebook in April of this year.

The team has also created a tech platform that enables the rapid creation of games for the social marketplace.

The studio plans to use Xaviant's funding to further develop its side-scrolling free-to-play MMO, refine its tech platform, and pursue the creation of new games.

“This partnership is a huge opportunity for Blue Mammoth. Xaviant gives us more experience on our management team, and the funds to grow Dungeon Blitz and its dedicated user base by providing new content and updates,” said Blue Mammoth Games CEO Matt Woomer.

“The investment will also help us to aggressively develop more games on the unique MMO platform we've built."

McMain added: “We’ve been looking for a talented team that could expand our portfolio of titles, and we found that in Blue Mammoth Games. They been making MMOs for years, and with Dungeon Blitz, that experience is paying off.

“What’s more, they’ve built an incredible technology platform that will help them and us replicate their success on even more titles going forward. We couldn’t ask for anything better.”