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Ubisoft acquires massively multiplayer social game, Growtopia

French heavyweight Ubisoft has acquired the rights to Growtopia, a massively multiplayer social game that lets players build interactive game worlds.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

March 1, 2017

1 Min Read

Newsbrief: French heavyweight Ubisoft has acquired the rights to Growtopia, a massively multiplayer social game that lets players build interactive game worlds while chatting and collaborating with others. 

Launched back in 2013, the game is a free-to-play offering with over 20 million registered users, and is currently available on mobile devices and PCs. 

To date, over 500 million worlds have been created by players, but Ubisoft is targeting further growth and believes the title will give its earnings and instant shot in the arm.

There's no word on how much the acquitision, which should be completed in the fourth quarter of this fiscal year, will cost.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

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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