April 5, 2019

Jam City Expands to Europe with Acquisition of Berlin Based Mobile Games Studio, 231 Play


Jam City, a leader in mobile entertainment, continues its global expansion with the opening of Jam City Germany and the acquisition of mobile games studio 231 Play. Founders Matthias and Thomas Hoechsmann join Jam City and will continue to manage development and operations from the company’s new Berlin studio. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

“We’re proud to welcome 231 Play and founders Matthias and Thomas Hoechsmann to the Jam City family. They have an impressive track record for building successful companies through innovative technology and fun gameplay,” said Josh Yguado, President and COO of Jam City. “The acquisition taps the talented development team in Berlin and expands Jam City’s footprint into Europe.”

“Jam City has been incredibly successful in building a portfolio of some of the most popular mobile games in the world in a highly competitive market. We share their same core values and are very excited to be part of the global team,” said Matthias Hoechsmann, Co-founder of 231 Play.

231 Play founders Matthias and Thomas Hoechsmann have a long history in mobile development. They are best known for ‘Game Doctors,’ acquired by Zynga in 2011, and the hit game Zombie Smash. Their background in research and big data analysis influences their game design philosophy and 231 Play’s development process that is driven by iteration, reinvention, and imagination.

Today’s announcement follows Jam City’s recent multi-year partnership with Disney and its acquisition of Uken Studios in Toronto. Jam City now has eight studios in the U.S., Canada, Argentina, Colombia, and Germany.