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Turner’s Adult Swim acquires game developer Big Pixel

Turner-owned Adult Swim has acquired UK-based game developer Big Pixel Studios. This deal is part of the network’s increased investment in gaming and overall commitment to creating more multi-platform content with Adult Swim’s popular IP.

Along with other mobile titles for the network, Big Pixel developed the highly successful game Pocket Mortys, based on characters from Adult Swim’s hit animated series Rick and Morty. Most recently, it introduced multiplayer capability to Pocket Mortys and launched a weekly release of new avatars linked to season three of the show.

Commenting on the acquisition, Jeff Olsen, VP of Adult Swim Games, said: “We’re thrilled to have the team at Big Pixel join Adult Swim Games. Having such a talented creative team in-house will allow us to build much deeper and more immersive games for fans.”

David Burpitt, managing director of Big Pixel Studios, added: “We are proud of the relationship between Big Pixel Studios and Adult Swim Games resulting in the success of Pocket Mortys. I hope our players are as excited as we are knowing that this new chapter puts us in a fantastic position to develop existing and new titles for them.”