Game service provider Keywords has acquired software development company d3t ltd for £3 million ($3.96 million).
According to GamesIndustry.biz, the Irish outfit will hand over £2.4 million ($3.16 million) upfront and issue 42,368 new ordinary shares to pay off the remainder.
It's the latest in a long line of acquisitions and investments for Keywords, which is attempting to become a global one-stop-shop for all manner of game services.
Based in the UK, d3t specializes in HD re-mastering, porting, optimization, rendering, and game systems development. Since its inception in 2011, the company has worked on projects for clients including Sony XDev, SEGA, Codemasters, and the BBC.
Keywords most recent purchase saw the company nab four french audio recording and localization firms. Prior to that, it expanded its art service line-up with the $6 million purchase of Strongbox, and picked up GameSim to move into the world of software engineering.
"The acquisition of d3t complements our recent acquisition GameSim's capabilities to extend the services, scale and geographical presence of our Engineering offering," said Keywords CEO, Giacomo Duranti.
"With increasing demand in the video games industry for reliable, high-quality outsourced software engineering services, we are building a strong offering to support our clients globally."