UK-based games company Blueprint Games, part of the Gauselmann Group, has acquired Livewire Gaming games developer for an undisclosed amount.
Blueprint said purchasing Livewire, which is also located in the UK, would help reinforce its offering of slots. Livewire specialises in Category C, B3, D and B4 games and in collaboration with Blueprint has developed a number of titles.
Livewire will continue to operate as an independent studio under the leadership of existing director Alan Claypole, focusing on developing land-based games.
“Livewire and Blueprint have had a close relationship for many years, so this merger makes perfect sense for both parties,” Gauselmann’s UK general manager, Sascha Blodau, said. “We look forward to working with Livewire and building on our already successful partnership.”
The deal follows a number of other recent Blueprint acquisitions, including Project Coin and Games Warehouse purchases.
Last month, the UK subsidiary of Gauselmann also collaborated with the British Roadchef motorway service area chain to instal over 500 arcade and pub gaming machines at Roadchef sites and upgrade the 30 Adult Gaming Centers of Roadchef.