Consolidation continues in the mobile game space. This week, Glu Mobile said it plans to acquire mobile game publisher and developer Superscape Group in a deal valued at $36 million.
Founded in 1993, Superscape ranked among the top five mobile games publishers in the United States during the third quarter of 2007, according to the Mobile Games Report from Nielsen Mobile.
Superscape has headquarters in San Clemente, Calif., with a production facility in Moscow and an office in the United Kingdom. It has about 135 employees. Glu is based in San Mateo, Calif.
Superscape has a white label partnership with Verizon Wireless and a mobile gaming community with Alltel Wireless. Its portfolio includes original and branded titles.
In a press release, Glu CEO and President Greg Ballard said the offer represents Glu’s strategy to become the No. 1 mobile games publisher in the world. In December, Glu closed the acquisition of Beijing Zhangzhong MIG Information Technology, a developer and publisher of mobile games for China.
Last year, Oberon Media acquired I-play, which specializes in casual mobile games. In late 2005, Electronic Arts announced its plan to acquire Jamdat Mobile for about $680 million.