If you can't beat 'em, you might as well join up! RIM
, the company
responsible for the BlackBerry
PlayBook and loads of famed BlackBerry
handsets, has just snapped up a game maker, further proving that RIM's
serious about the software game. The company's biggest problem over the
past few years if their inability to keep up when it comes to software.
Scoreloop is a respected name in the social gaming space, and it's
rather exciting to think about what RIM could do with a company like
Scoreloop seems pretty darn exciting about the deal. They've announced
that they'll be looking to provide a world-class platform for RIM to
build games on, and as a part of the company, they'll be working to
integrate "deeply" into RIM's operating systems. The other goal? To take
mobile gaming to "the next level." The company's not ditching their
multi-platform approach, but the RIM solution will obviously be the best
they've ever kicked out.
So, any other companies looking to get acquired? It looks like RIM's got their checkbook open!