Mobile game developer Truly Social Games recently announced their acquisition with Augmented Reality (AR) specialist studio Cooper’s New Reality Garage as they rebrand as Truly Social Games Vancouver.
While Truly Social Games aims to create engaging mobile games with a focus on social interactions among both players and creators, the acquisition will provide them access with Cooper’s New Reality Garage developed proprietary augmented reality and waypoint technology.
According to Truly Social Games CEO, Cooper DuBois, “We’re thrilled to grow the Truly Social Games family and welcome the team in Vancouver with open arms. Their proprietary AR tech, will help us realise a major step in our studio vision to get everyone playing, moving and being more social.”
In response to the acquisition, Cooper’s New Reality Garage CEO/Truly Social Games Vancouver Studio Director, Joe Bonar stated, “Everyone is excited about joining Truly Social Games, we’ve been working together on a new mode for Planet Gold Rush already so we know that our teams work well together. And with the rebrand, we’re moving to new premises very soon that will enable us to support our local community in Vancouver.”
According to the latest press release, Truly Social Games Vancouver will be moving to a new studio at the Canadian Centre for Digital Media (CDM), where they will also support the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, The Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and the British Columbia Institute of Technology, by taking on and training up to ten interns every year.
TGC’s Thoughts: We always enjoying following game company acquisitions. The latest one for Truly Social Games Vancouver appears to be mutually beneficial to both parties, allowing both sides to continue advancing their tech and social experiences. The ability for them to now recruit interns each year is also a great mutual boon for keeping employment costs low, while also providing students hands-on experience with some of the latest technologies available. What do you think of the acquisition? Is there anything you would like to see come from this? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!