Fishlabs, the developers of Galaxy on Fire: Alliances, have been acquired by Koch Media reports PocketGamer. Along with all their brands, Koch will also be getting the mobile game company’s own engine, Abyss.
“The mobile gaming market is strategically important to Koch Media. These days, games are played anytime and anywhere – both at home and on the go. The know-how and brands which Fishlabs brings along give us the expertise required in order to establish ourselves in this exciting field for the long term,” said Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, managing director of Koch Media.
Fishlabs, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in October, isn’t the first gaming company to be purchased this year by Koch. The Media group also purchased Saints Row developers Volition Inc. for $22.3 million when THQ went bankrupt. In that same auction, they were also the highest bidder for 4A Games’ Metro franchise.
All 52 employees at Fishlabs in Hamburg will keep their jobs and be staying in the same location.