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Keywords Studios furthers its technical capability in automated AI-based games testing with Mighty Games acquisition

Put another one on the 'acquired' pile.
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Keywords Studios, the international technical and creative services provider to the global video games industry, today announces it has acquired Mighty Games. This acquisition will further the Group’s strategy as the 'go to' technical and creative services platform for the global video games industry, and bolster its presence in Australia.
 

Founded in 2013 by studio head Matt Ditton and co-founder Ben Britten-Smith, who will continue leading Mighty Games within Keywords Studios, the studio specialises in the development of automated games testing solutions including its proprietary “Build and Test” platform. ​ Build and Test uses AI technology deployed on multiple machines to automatically test code, detect bugs and defects and report errors on a 24/7 basis. ​ Mighty is based in Melbourne, Australia and, in addition to games testing solutions, the 21 person team provides game development services for clients including global mobile game developers as well as Australian developers and publishers.
 

Bertrand Bodson, CEO of Keywords Studios commented:

"We are delighted to welcome the Mighty Games team to Keywords and to be able to offer their impressive automated game testing solutions and expertise to our clients. ​ This acquisition is in line with our strategy to harness innovative technology to do more for our clients and remain at the forefront of our industry. ​ Mighty’s talented game development team further strengthens our game development presence in Melbourne and follows the recent acquisitions of Tantalus and Wicked Witch in Australia. ​ We are really looking forward to supporting Mighty’s team and growth as part of the Group."
 

Matt Ditton and Ben Britten-Smith of Mighty Games, commented:

"We are really excited to join Keywords Studios, an industry leading, fast growing business with a global footprint. Ben and Iare looking forward to delivering strong growth with the support of Keywords and helping to offer technology enabled Build and Test solutions to its global client base. ​ We see it as a strong cultural fit and we look forward to working closely with the wider Keywords' group to drive the combined business forward."
 

About Keywords Studios (www.keywordsstudios.com)

Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. Established in 1998, and now with over 70 facilities in 24 countries strategically located in Asia, Australia, the Americas and Europe, it provides integrated art creation, marketing services, game development, testing, localization, audio and player support services across more than 50 languages and 16 games platforms to a blue-chip client base of over 950 clients across the globe.
 

Keywords Studios has a strong market position, providing services to 23 of the top 25 most prominent games companies. Across the games and entertainment industry, clients include Activision Blizzard, Bandai Namco, Bethesda, Electronic Arts, Epic Games, Konami, Microsoft, Netflix, Riot Games, Square Enix, Supercell, TakeTwo, Tencent and Ubisoft. Recent titles worked on include Anthem, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Valorant, League of Legends, Fortnite, Clash Royale and Doom Eternal. Keywords Studios is listed on AIM, the London Stock Exchange regulated market (KWS.L).
 

About Mighty Games (www.mightygamesgroup.com)

Mighty Games’ experienced team focuses on developing proprietary AI-based technology solutions for the video game industry. The studio has developed a platform of scalable, artificial intelligence led, automated, build and testing tools optimized for game development pipelines. Mighty is currently running thousands of hours of automated testing per day on client titles across a range of mobile games, console titles, multiplayer and crossplay games in a variety of genres.

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