RealNetworks goes Backstage

RealNetworks acquires Canadian developer Backstage Technologies Inc. to strengthen their Social Game portfolio and development team. Articles and analysis from:

The Wall Street Journal ” Earlier this year, RealNetworks’ digital game division, GameHouse, announced the first social gaming platform to make all games social and give consumers access to thousands of socially connected games across multiple social websites and devices.”

PaidContent.org ” In the announcement today, Kimball says. “the most compelling growth opportunity in games today is social games, and this acquisition is part of our commitment to make our entire GameHouse business social.”

Victoria Times Colonist ” Backstage started in 2005 as a contract software development company and made the transition in 2007 to a studio that develops casual games. It has eight games on networking sites. Backstage’s best-known game is Family Feud on Facebook which was developed in partnership with iWin. “

Here’s an instructional video on the Family Feud social game on Facebook

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