The Irish video game industry services company Keywords Studios continues to expand its portfolio. The Australia-based video game developer Mighty Games is acquired by Keywords for an undisclosed fee.
The studio was founded back in 2013 by two video game industry veterans Ben Britten and Matt Ditton and focuses on AI-based games. The experienced duo will continue to run Mighty Games for Keywords and help the parent company “further its technical capacity in automated AI-based games testing.”
A number of video game developers have been acquired by the Irish company in the last few years. Keywords acquired Forgotten Empires back in June 2022, and prior to that it also picked up two other studios, Waste Creative and Wicked Witch in late 2021.
Bertrand Bodson, CEO of Keywords Studios said the following about their most recent acquisition:
“We are delighted to welcome the Mighty Games team to Keywords and to be able to offer their impressive automated game testing solutions and expertise to our clients. This acquisition is in line with our strategy to harness innovative technology to do more for our clients and remain at the forefront of our industry.
“Mighty’s talented game development team further strengthens our game development presence in Melbourne and follows the recent acquisitions of Tantalus and Wicked Witch in Australia. We are really looking forward to supporting Mighty’s team and growth as part of the Group.”
Matt Ditton and Ben Britten-Smith of Mighty Games released a joint announcement, saying:
“We are really excited to join Keywords Studios, an industry-leading, fast-growing business with a global footprint. Ben and I are looking forward to delivering strong growth with the support of Keywords and helping to offer technology-enabled Build and Test solutions to its global client base.
“We see it as a strong cultural fit and we look forward to working closely with the wider Keywords’ group to drive the combined business forward.”
Keywords Studios offers a number of services as a development partner, from video game development to localization QA, player support to art services, and more. The outsourcing firm acquired over 10 video games or games-related studios in the last three years alone.