Earlier today we wrote about music games startup JamLegend joining the deadpool. JamLegend aimed to compete against biggies Rock Band and Guitar Hero and was shut down today after three years so the team could “move on to new ventures.” We’ve just confirmed that the team will actually be moving to gaming giant Zynga in a talent acquisition.
From the JamLegend blog:
“After nearly three years of running JamLegend, we are shutting down the service to move on to new ventures. We will look back fondly on our experiences at JamLegend. JamLegend was the most vibrant music gaming community in the world, where the greatest players and trackers/producers helped evolve online music consumption. We’ll always be proud of bringing so much joy to so many.”
At the time of acquisition JamLegend had $2 million in funding led by cofounder of Tellme and iLike Hadi Partovi. The startup was founded by Ryan Wilson, Arjun Lall and Andrew Lee and managed to accumulated a registered userbase was around 2 million.
No word yet on the price of the acquisition. A Zynga representative would not comment.
JamLegend is an online music game, that competes with Rock Band and Guitar Hero. It’s free, can be played remotely using a game guitar, keyboard or laptop. It also is built to allow artists to upload their work directly to the JamLegend community. JamLegend allows for head-to-head challenges and simulcast tournaments. But sadly JamLegend has shut down now.
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