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Keywords Studios to acquire game developer Smoking Gun

Keywords CEO says that the game maker's experience in live operations are "valuable extensions" to its client offerings

Outsourcing firm Keywords Studios has entered an agreement to acquire game developer Smoking Gun.

Established in 2007 and based out of Vancouver, Canada, the company has released titles such as Age of Empires: Castle Siege, Phobies, and Freefall Racers.

The company was founded by games industry veterans John Johnson, Drew Dunlop and Angie Pytlewski.

Keywords said that the addition of Smoking Gun continues its plans to expand its game development and live operation services.

"…the studio's expertise in casual and RTS development for mobile games combined with its experience in live operations games support are valuable extensions of our client offering," said Keywords Studios CEO Bertrand Bodson.

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Jeffrey Rousseau joined GamesIndustry.biz in March 2021. Based in Florida, his work focused on the intersectionality of games and media. He enjoys reading, podcasts, staying informed, and learning how people are tackling issues.