Meet Australia's newest (and biggest) game developer: Firemonkeys

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Iron Monkey and Firemint might not be names that are instantly familiar to most mobile gamers, but I'd be willing to wager that most have played at least one of their games. Firemint is the name behind games like Flight Control, Real Racing and Spy Mouse, while Iron Monkey is the company responsible for the mobile versions of many EA console titles, ranging from Dead Space and Mirror's Edge to The Sims and Need for Speed. Now, Electronic Arts has announced a voluntary merger of these two Australian mobile giants, as Firemint and Iron Monkey have become Firemonkeys.

Between the two developers, Firemonkeys' games can lay claim to over 85 million downloads on iOS and Android devices, with eight games being available on Android and 16 being up for grabs on iOS. The two companies have received over 50 rewards within the industry, and the average rating for each title on the iTunes App Store is over 4.0 out of 5 stars. Needless to say, these are two super-developers that are great at what they do.

While we don't have any official news as to games that will be produced after this merger, we can only expect great things to come from the pair in the future. While we wait for more details, check out the rest of the companies' stats via the infographic below.

[Via Gamezebo]

Are you a fan of any of the games in either developer's catalog? Are you excited about the potential this pair now brings to the table? Sound off in the comments!
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