Acquisition Gobbles Up Mobile Game Company Escalation Studios

On Wednesday, leading global social game publisher and developer 6L announced its acquisition of mobile game company Escalation Studios.

Hailed as one of the industry’s top mobile game development teams, Escalation Studios will join 6L’s existing product development team and according to details provided in today’s announcement “will focus on delivering cutting edge game experiences on mobile devices.”

“We will double our business in 2012 and mobile will play a significant role in our growth on both the publishing and development sides of our business,” said Rex Ng, CEO of 6L. “This addition to our team brings some of the mobile gaming industry’s most impressive talent into our fold and sends a clear signal that we are as serious about innovation in mobile as we have been in social.”

The addition of Escalation Studios expands the company’s workforce to more than 200 employees worldwide.

“We were initially interested in Escalation Studios because of their reputation within the industry,” said Arjun Sethi, Chief Product Officer of 6L. “When we sat down and saw their roadmap we recognized immediately how deeply their goals and capabilities align with our own. Their addition to our team will enable us to launch some of 2012’s most innovative mobile games.”

At the time of the acquisition’s announcement, terms of the deal were not disclosed.