Denver-based iOS developer Riptide Games announced it will be merging with Ontario's Projkt Nine, cementing a collaboration that has produced titles such as My Pet Zombie
The newly joined, 11-person company will operate under the Riptide Games moniker and be focused "on the development of highly entertaining freemium next-gen mobile games," according to the announcement.
"I am very excited about this merger." said Projkt Nine founder Mike Montgomery, who will now serve as CCO for Riptide, in a statement. "With the success of the titles already released, and the current titles in the works, we have a very big year ahead of us."
"Our teams are very complementary to each other" said Riptide Games founder and president Brian Robbins, in a statement. "Our combined forces bring together extremely talented programmers with amazing graphic and game designers, so we're perfectly positioned to create the best of tomorrow's mobile experiences."
Riptide's My Pet Zombie
, which is already available on the Canadian App Store, will launch worldwide later this month, the company said.
Riptide's previous work also includes an EA-published game based on the Bop It! toy license and a series of iLook apps based around dressing up photographs, which have sold a combined 2 million units.
The team is currently working on a mysterious iOS game project called Sumo
, due for release later in 2011.