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Expanding Eidos New Media division, the deal will see Eidos employ Morphemes eight members of staff and acquire the assets of the North London based company.
Weve worked with Morpheme on a number of successful games already, so we know how well we work together, said Simon Protheroe, New Media and IT Director at Eidos. Its great to have Matt and his team on board in a deal which fully complements our existing development resources.
Morpheme is a BAFTA and Develop award winning developer of mobile and casual PC games, having already successfully developed a number of titles for Eidos New Media including; Hitman on mobile phone and Prism: Light the Way on mobile phone and PC download.
This is a really exciting opportunity for both Morpheme and Eidos, said Matt Spall, CEO Morpheme Wireless Limited. It will allow us the opportunity to take our experience, talent and creativity and elevate it to the next level and to a much wider consumer audience.
The acquisition of the Morpheme business follows the recent acquisitions of mobile development and content providers specialist Rockpool Games and online distribution specialist, Bluefish Media.
These acquisitions support the Groups strategy of expanding its profitable New Media division in order to capitalise on the rapidly growing market.
The consideration for the acquisition of the Morpheme business was not material.
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About Eidos Interactive Ltd
Eidos Interactive Ltd is part of SCi Entertainment Group Plc (SEG) one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software. Eidos consists of publishing operations across Europe and the US and several development studios including Crystal Dynamics, IO Interactive, Beautiful Game Studios, Eidos Studios Hungary, Eidos Sweden and Pivotal Games. The Group has a valuable combined portfolio of intellectual property including: Tomb Raider, Hitman, Deus Ex, Championship Manager, Carmageddon, Battlestations Midway, the Conflict series and Just Cause.
Some of the titles currently in development include: Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, Crossfire and Highlander.
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About Eidos New Media
Eidos New Media is a division of Eidos Interactive Ltd, created in 2003 to focus on emerging platforms and technologies. The division has successfully launched mobile games based on a number of Eidos intellectual properties including: Tomb Raider, Hitman, Championship Manager, and Thief. It is a leading partner in global online distribution.
About Morpheme Wireless Limited
Morpheme is a BAFTA and Develop award winning developer of mobile and casual PC games, based in North London. As well as developing games, they also run an online games community Challengespot.com and a casual games portal Offthewrist.com.