GREE scoops up 'Dino Life' developer App Ant Studios

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Japanese gaming giant GREE continues to strengthen its U.S. presence by acquiring San Francisco-based App Ant Studios, the mobile social gaming startup behind the Android title Dino Life. Financial details were not disclosed.

Founded by veterans of companies including Electronic Arts, Sony Ericsson and Yahoo, App Ant collaborated with GREE to create the free Dino Life, which challenges gamers to collect dinosaurs, decorate their prehistoric villages and complete caveman quests. All members of App Ant's team will be integrated into GREE, with its four founders assuming leadership roles within the company's Game Development and Engineering teams.

App Ant collaborated with GREE to create Dino Life, which challenges gamers to collect dinosaurs, decorate their prehistoric villages and complete caveman quests.

GREE acquired mobile social gaming network OpenFeint in April 2011 for $104 million and purchased Funzio, the U.S. developer behind hit titles like Crime City, Modern War and Kingdom Age, for a reported $210 million this past May. The GREE catalog also includes mobile titles like Zombie Jombie, Alien Family and Pirates Age. Its network now spans more than 7,500 mobile games and more than 200 million players worldwide.

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