EA says the deal is not material to the company, overall. Terms of the acquisition, which is expected to close within four weeks, were not disclosed.
Firemint was founded in 1999 (as “ndWare”) by CEO Robert Murray, and will now become part of EA Interactive (EAi), a division of Electronic Arts focused on digital business that includes EA Mobile, Pogo and social gaming outfits like Playfish.
The deal follows in the footsteps of EA’s purchase of Mobile Post Production, a specialist in cross-platform development and porting of games for smartphones.
Firemint is a Melbourne, Australia-based studio of almost 60 people dedicated to making truly great games. Best known for worldwide hits Flight Control and Real Racing on iPhone and iPad, Firemint was founded by Rob Murray in 1999 and developed over 30 games on commission from publishers before switching to self-publishing original titles.
Electronic Arts is an American developer and publisher of computer and video games. They own well known game studios such as Bioware, Mythic, and Maxis games and have developed titles from the Need for Speed series to Crysis.