SAN FRANCISCO, CA — (Marketwired – Jul 20, 2015) – RockYou, a leading interactive media company, today announced it had acquired Solitaire Arena and Solitaire 3 Arena, hit cross-platform games for iOS, Android, and Facebook, from MavenHut, a top social game developer whose titles have quickly become favorites on all three platforms. The acquisition is expected to grow RockYou’s daily active user base by over 2 million players.
“We’re very pleased to welcome Solitaire Arena’s dedicated fans to RockYou’s community,” said RockYou CEO Lisa Marino. “These are more classic titles that we can enable to live on and engage our users with for years to come, while we continue expanding our mobile reach and provide entertaining content that consumers love.”
RockYou’s purchase of Solitaire Arena and Solitaire 3 Arena immediately follows its May acquisition of mobile ad network Playhaven, which serves ads in over 18,000 games, and this month’s appointment of Sean Crawford, who formerly launched and oversaw Adapt.tv’s programmatic mobile video business, as RockYou’s Chief Media Officer.
“We love our Solitaire Arena players and the success these games have had in such a short time,” said Mavenhut CEO Bobby Voicu. “We knew that our Solitaire community will be greatly cared for as we transition our focus on developing new titles. We want these classics to live on, and RockYou is enabling us to do just that.”
The financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Founded in 2005, RockYou is an interactive media company that delivers deeply engaging entertainment to 80 million+ consumers on mobile, Facebook, and the web. Currently ranked within the Top 10 of comScore’s Top 100 Video Properties, RockYou’s portfolio of free-to-play games includes dozens of company-owned and partner titles across key genres and demographics. RockYou is privately held and headquartered in San Francisco. Learn more at www.rockyou.com.
MavenHut is an Irish gaming company, with development headquarters in Bucharest, Romania. Their mission is the re-inventing of classic single player games by making them multiplayer and competitive or collaborative, in real-time. Their first title, Solitaire Arena, has been officially available on Facebook since November 2012.