The Russian group of companies Playrix has acquired the Ukrainian game developer Boolat Games. Now the studio will work under a new brand—Boolat Play. However, the amount of the deal has not yet been disclosed.
The Ukrainian company has already started working on an unannounced free-to-play project, AIN.UA reports.
Now the Boolat Play team employs 30 people from Kyiv and Poltava. Previously, Playrix and the Boolat Games team already participated in a number of projects, in particular, in 2010 they ported the game 4 Elements to the PlayStation 3.
Boolat Games has existed for almost 20 years. The studio develops games in various genres—from slashers to strategy games. The developer's most famous projects are Lagsters, Topatoi, Harvest Land, and Decurse.
Playrix is a Russian mobile game developer with offices in Ireland, Russia, and Ukraine. The Playrix portfolio includes well-known projects: Manor Matters, Wildscapes, Homescapes, Gardenscapes, Fishdom, and Township. The company employs over 2,000 people. 650 of them are from Ukraine.
Context. In October 2019, Playrix bought the Ukrainian game studio Zagrava Games for $1 million.