Disney acquires Warimals maker Rocket Pack
Disney is apparently hoping to conquer the social gaming space outside of their acquisition of Playdom last summer, as they have picked up another social gaming company in the form of Rocket Pack. According to Games Beat, Rocket Pack is a specialist in games that use HTML5, as their already released Facebook game Warimals was the first HTML5 game to be released on the developer's Rocket game engine.
We brought you an in-depth look at Warimals last December, and showed you that the game is a tower defense title about the everlasting battle for dominance between cats and dogs. The game currently has just over 50,000 monthly active users, and is still playable as of this writing. It is unknown as to whether or not Disney plans to close the game, or simply carry on as it stands.
With this acquisition, Disney will be able to further make up for its console-based interactive division, which has suffered hundreds of millions in losses over the last fiscal year. With Playdom's games losing players by the millions (the company now sits at #7 on App Data's developer leaderboard with 23 million monthly active players across all games), could this be what helps Disney turns things around for the good?
We'll make sure to let you know what comes of this new acquisition in the coming weeks and months.
For now, let us know your thoughts on this purchase. Have you played Warimals on Facebook? Which company do you think Disney should look at acquiring next, if any? Sound off in the comments.