Google acquires game maker LabPixies for $25 million-ish

Noah Kravitz
 from  Oakland, CA
| April 27, 2010

Who says you can't get rich having fun? Or at least enabling others to have fun?

Google has acquired Israeli startup LabPixies in a deal said to be worth up to $25 million. LabPixies is best known for their multi-platform games, including the iPhone OS hit, "Flood-It!" They're also pretty well known in tech circles for having churned out a boatload of other titles for iGoogle gadgets, Hi5, Facebook and other social networks and platforms. And now they're owned by Google, so I kinda have this feeling they'll be focusing a little more on the iGoogle and Android stuff and a little less on, oh Idon'tknow, iPhone titles?

Look for a major push in casual gaming on Android devices over the coming months. I hope.

For more on the story, check out Breon's post over on DroidDog.

Via: TechCrunch