Gaming provider Miniclip acquires Eight Pixels Square

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Mobile gaming platform Miniclip has acquired developer Eight Pixels Square from Outplay Entertainment.

Derby-based Eight Pixels Square was founded in 2012 by ex-Eurocom Directors Hugh Binns and Tim Rogers. They are specialists in the mobile shooters, most notably with Sniper Strike: Special Ops, which was released in 2017.

Jurgen Post, CEO of Miniclip, said: “Eight Pixels Square are a hugely experienced development team, with over 30 years of development experience, and it is this depth of knowledge that will complement the Miniclip family so well. With Eight Pixels Square as part of Miniclip, we now have an incredibly experienced resource base that can expand our offering into the mobile shooter genre, and we’re thrilled to see what the team delivers next.”

Studio Director of Eight Pixels Square, Hugh Binns, said: “Our work with Outplay has given Eight Pixels Square a fantastic platform for future growth. To now join the Miniclip family is a thrilling step forward for the evolution of Eight Pixels Studios, and allows us to tap in to untold resources and opportunities under Miniclip’s guidance.”

Doug Hare, CEO and Founder of Outplay, said: “We’ve had a very successful and enjoyable relationship with Hugh and Tim and the rest of the Eight Pixels Square team over the last three years but are delighted for them becoming part of the Miniclip family, as we focus on growing our casual audience with the launch of three new games in 2020.”