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Playdom acquires Green Patch and Trippert Labs

Facebook and iPhone teams join social game company following $43m funding

Social games company Playdom has acquired Facebook developer Green Patch and iPhone developer Trippert Labs.

The moves come a day after Playdom revealed that it had secured USD 43 million in funding.

The Green Patch swoop will add resource management title Farm Life to the portfolio, with Playdom expecting to increase its Facebook user base by more than 30 per cent. The Trippert acquisition will increase the company's development capacity by more than 25 per cent.

"Playdom has aggressive plans to expand our social gaming footprint in 2010. With these acquisitions, we are increasing our cross-promotional power and bringing two talented new game studios into the Playdom family," said John Pleasants, CEO of Playdom.

"The addition of Green Patch and Trippert Labs will significantly enhance our development throughput and help fuel Playdom’s game pipeline."

Green Patch has released nine apps on Facebook, with over eight million monthly active users. Founders David King and Ashish Dixit will take vice president and executive producer roles at Playdom, respectively.

Trippert Labs CEO Omar Siddiqui will join the Playdom management team as vice president of game production.

"Omar, David and Ashish bring a unique combination of creativity and analytical ability to Playdom; they will blend seamlessly with our existing DNA," continued Pleasants. "With their help and the hard work of our growing team, I am confident we can deliver on our mission to create the world’s best social games."

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