Kongregate acquires popular battle royale game Surviv.io

Kongregate, a cross-platform game publisher that is part of Modern Times Group (MTG), has acquired Surviv.io, the top-down battle royale game for both web and mobile. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed.

The deal follows the recent acquisition and integration of the Bit Heroes game by Kongregate earlier this year.

“Surviv.io marks our second acquisition in which we have acquired the game, the IP, and taken over operations,” said Patrick Moran, the general manager of the live operations studio at Kongregate, in a statement. “In 2020, we will continue this strategy of acquiring titles with strong organic communities and lasting power. This allows developers to focus their time and attention on their next hit title, and ensures their community is supported for years into the future.”

Surviv.io was developed by Justin Kim and Nick Clark. Their design philosophy was to develop a game that allowed the player to enter a game as fast as possible by minimizing the time in between matches. The game is regularly updated with new items and maps, and occasionally hosts limited-time events with special gameplay modes featuring exclusive weapons and cosmetics.

“Nick and I are proud of everything we’ve done with Surviv.io as a two-man squad,” said Surviv.io’s Kim in a statement. “We are excited to have Kongregate’s team create new features and expand the player experience over the years to come.”

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