Blueprint Gaming, part of the Gauselmann Group, has acquired specialist UK gaming developer Livewire Gaming.
Doncaster-based Livewire has built a strong reputation for creating Category C, B3, D and B4 games for the UK market, many of which have been developed in collaboration with Blueprint Gaming.
As part of this agreement, Livewire will remain an independent studio focused on the development of land-based games under the leadership of existing director Alan Claypole.
The acquisition will boost Blueprint’s land-based development capabilities, particularly in producing games for the Cat C market.
Sascha Blodau, UK general manager for the Gauselmann Group, said “We would like to officially welcome Alan and his team to the Gauselmann Group.
“Livewire and Blueprint have had a close relationship for many years, so this merger makes perfect sense for both parties. We look forward to working with Livewire and building on our already successful partnership.”
Livewire Gaming becomes the latest addition to the Blueprint family of game studios, following the recent acquisitions of Project Coin and Games Warehouse, which have allowed the company to broaden its game design resources.