Electronic Arts, an American corporation specializing in video game development and publishing, is acquiring Chillingo, a company that publishes video games and various applications. The most famous game presented by Chillingo on the iOS platform is the famous game Angry Birds. Chillingo does not own the rights to the game itself (the developer and owner is a Finnish company) Rovio), i.e., the transaction does not imply a transfer of rights to Angry Birdsbut in the property Electronic Arts will be transferred to the publishing and marketing network, which will strengthen the corporation's control over the market for mobile games and applications.
Originally Chillingo has presented games for various platforms (Windows Mobile, RIM BlackBerry, Symbian, etc.), but today it is considered the largest provider of games for iPhone и iPadIn the future, it is planned to publish games for Sony PSP Mini, DSiWare Nintendo, and WiiWare. Among the famous games brought to market by the company are Chillingo - Cut the Rope, iDracula - Undead Awakening, Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs, Ravensword: The Fallen King, Minigore, Touch KO and many others.
The amount of the deal was not disclosed by both sides, but we are talking about an amount not exceeding 20 million U.S. dollars.