informa
/
News

Niantic acquires team behind social video app Evertoon

The Pokemon Go developer says that the acquisition ultimately will assist it in building social systems for its platform and products.

Pokémon Go developer Niantic has acquired the team behind Evertoon, a social video-making app released for mobile platforms in 2016.

Niantic says the acquisition of the Evertoon team will aid the company in building and introducing new social systems to its suite of games, noting that that the team brings with it a "wealth of talent and experience in mobile products, tools for creativity, and community building."

With the acquisition, the Evertoon app itself is losing its online features at the end of November as the team refocuses to instead bring social features to Niantic's current and future games. While the app will remain operational for offline use, its community features will no longer be accessible.

"Through the course of our company, we learned a great deal about building community and social experiences. We’ve gotten to know other companies who would derive great value from this," reads the announcement shared to Evertoon's website. "Today we’d like to share with you that Niantic has acquired the Evertoon team. We will be adding a social platform to Niantic’s amazing roster of games, including Pokémon Go, Ingress, and future titles. We’ll also be contributing engineering leadership experience. Niantic’s games are unique in bringing people together in the real world, and we’re excited to weave our expertise into them."
 

Latest Jobs

Sucker Punch Productions

Bellevue, Washington
08.27.21
Combat Designer

Xbox Graphics

Redmond, Washington
08.27.21
Senior Software Engineer: GPU Compilers

Insomniac Games

Burbank, California
08.27.21
Systems Designer

Deep Silver Volition

Champaign, Illinois
08.27.21
Senior Environment Artist
More Jobs   

CONNECT WITH US

Register for a
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Account

Game Developer Newsletter

@gamedevdotcom

Register for a

Game Developer Account

Gain full access to resources (events, white paper, webinars, reports, etc)
Single sign-on to all Informa products

Register
Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Subscribe
Follow us

@gamedevdotcom

Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more