Huh? Firemint has aquired fellow Australian studio, Infinite Interactive, make sense now? If not, let me elaborate… Firemint as founded in 1999 and ran by Rob Murray is known for such titles as “Flight Control” and “Real Racing” which were hits on the iPhone.
Infinite Interactive, which was founded in 1989 by Steve Fawkner is best known for the “Warlords” and “Puzzle Quest” games, but has noe become part of Firemint and Mr Fawkner has become a product manager at Firemint.
Murray said “I’m incredibly pleased to welcome Steve and his team to Firemint. Steve is an outstanding game designer and our two studios evolved very similar philosophies of developing addictive, fun and polished original games. By bringing our studios’ talents together, we will be able to create even more awesome games – and more of them.”
They only really met twice before in 2003 and 2006, but now they’re together in one Melbourne based company, they’ll continue to develop existing and future games as Firemint.
Fawkner commented, “Firemint has had huge success designing, developing and publishing great original games. By joining forces, we now have a way to further develop some of the exciting new concepts we’ve been working on. This new position really frees me up to focus on game design and I can’t wait to get stuck into it!”
So now you know, if you see games that were originally by Infinite Interactive under a different name, it’s because they’re released under the company that aquired them.