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Gearbox to acquire Tiny Tina's Wonderland co-developer Lost Boys

Lost Boys has worked on other notable franchises including Call of Duty and PUBG.

Chris Kerr

April 21, 2022

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Tiny Tina's Wonderland titular character Tiny Tina

Gearbox Entertainment has agreed to acquire Tiny Tina's Wonderland co-developer Lost Boys Interactive for an undisclosed fee.

The deal will mean Lost Boys' team of over 220 developers will now create games under the Gearbox banner, bringing Gearbox's global headcount to roughly 1,300 staff.

Lost Boys has was founded in 2017 as a remote-first studio with offices in Madison, Wisconsin, and Austin. The company has worked on notable franchises including Call of Duty, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, and Tiny Tina's Wonderland.

The studio is currently undergoing a period of rapid expansion and aims to grow its headcount to 350 team members by 2024.

Lost Boys will operate as a subsidiary of Gearbox -- which recently merged with Embracer -- following the acquisition.

"Lost Boys will operate as a subsidiary to Gearbox, within the growing Embracer family, and will continue to operate independently under Gearbox Entertainment while working in tandem with Gearbox on full development projects," reads a press release.

Lost Boys CEO Shaun Nivens will report to Gearbox Software president Steve Jones once the deal has been completed.

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Chris Kerr

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Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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