Gas Powered Games acquired by Wargaming.net

A few days ago, the future was not looking good for developer Gas Powered Games. The team behind titles such as Demigod, Dungeon Siege, Supreme Commander and others had cancelled a Kickstarter campaign to fund their next project, Wildman.

However, the company announced just a few days later that it had been acquired by Wargaming.net, the developer behind the popular free-to-play game World of Tanks. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The press release did state that Chris Taylor, the founder and CEO of Gas Powered Games, would remain under the new Wargaming.net ownership.

Wargaming.net has been expanding rapidly in the past couple of years thanks to the success of World of Tanks, which now has over 45 million users. It is currently developing two spin-off games, World of Warplanes and World of Warships. Earlier in 2013, Wargaming.net acquired another US game developer, Day 1 Studios.

It's not currently clear if Gas Powered Games will continue to develop the Wildman project under their new owners. It's also not clear just how many people will now be working at Gas Powered. A few days after the Wildman Kickstarter campaign began, Gas Powered admitted it had laid off a large amount of its workers.

Source: Wargaming.net

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