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Victoria-based Kixeye Studios acquires mobile strategy game Iron Throne: The Firstborn

New beginnings for Iron Throne: The Firstborn!

KIXEYE Studios, a Stillfront Group AB studio, has entered into an agreement and acquired the game Rise of Firstborn, although the name recently changed from Iron Throne: The Firstborn. a popular mobile turn-based strategy game developed and published by Netmarble Corporation. The acquisition is structured as an asset acquisition and the game will be operated by Kixeye, headquartered in Victoria BC.

Kixeye acquires Iron Throne: The Firstborn with extensive experience in successfully operating and growing mobile strategy games

Rise of Firstborn, which was released globally in May 2018 by KIXEYE is a mobile strategy game that combines hero role-playing-game (RPG) elements with real-time player-versus-player (PVP). Apart from this acquisition, KIXEYE is popularly known for its vast experience in successfully operating and growing mobile strategy games such as War Commander: Rogue Assault and Battle Pirates.

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We are incredibly excited to acquire Rise of Firstborn and welcome the Rise of Firstborn players into the Kixeye family

Colin How, CEo, kixeye

“With this acquisition, we are continuing to realize our vision to be the world leader in real-time strategy games. At the core of this game is a state-of-the-art game engine that we could potentially use for things like engine sharing and further scaling within the Stillfront Group of studios” he added.

With this transaction, Stillfront continues its journey of asset acquisitions which continues to be a valuable segment in our M&A growth strategy. 

Tim Holland, CFO, Stillfront Group North America

“Rise of the Firstborn is an exceptionally strong real-time strategy game and we are excited to leverage Kixeye’s experience with similar titles to make this game even more successful,” he concluded further.

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