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Double Eleven acquires VooFoo Studios

UK developer and publisher adds Mantis Burn Racing studio for undisclosed fee

The UK developer and publisher Double Eleven had acquired VooFoo Studios for an undisclosed fee.

Double Eleven, best known for its work on the PixelJunk series, Goat Simulator and Prison Architect, has seen its staff count increase to 70 with the new acquisition, which actually took place in December.

Alongside the studio, Double Eleven has also acquired VooFoo's multi-platform Mantis Engine, which most recently powered 2016's Mantis Burn Racing for all console formats and PC.

In its 12 years in business, VooFoo has been responsible for the Pure series of simulation games, including Pure Chess, Pure Pool and Pure Hold 'Em. It's also developed Hustle Kings and Backgammon Blitz, as well as the aforementioned Mantis Burn Racing. It's currently working on This Is Pool.

"With VooFoo's track record of clean design and strong execution, along with their breadth of experience, we're looking forward to a relationship that will positively impact the type of entertainment experiences we can offer," says Double Eleven CEO and co-founder Lee Hutchinson.

VooFoo MD and co-founder added: "I see it as a fantastic opportunity to leverage our collective strengths and do things we might not have been able to otherwise. While Double Eleven have a huge amount of technical experience, they also bring a lot more to the table in terms of support and resources from both a development and publishing point of view."

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