‘Pokemon Go’ Developer Acquires Social Animation Startup Evertoon
Niantic games, the company that developed insidiously popular game Pokemon Go, has acquired social animation startup ‘Evertoon’. The startup is in the business of creating animation with customized avatars.
Maker of Pokemon Go Acquires Evertoon
Niantic games became the household name after they released Pokemon Go last summer. However, the game has witnessed sharp decline in active user community. This could be the reason why Evertoon is being taken to war room to create strategies for reviving the game.
While announcing the acquisition, Niantic games’ boss John Hanke said:
“Today I am excited to announce that we have acquired the Evertoon team, who bring with them a wealth of talent and experience in mobile products, tools for creativity, and community building.”
On the other hand, Evertoon too posted a good bye message on its website. The message read that the company is now going to be a “social platform” to Niantic’s game, including Pokémon Go, Ingress and “future titles.”
As the acquisition formalities are under process, the current Evertoon app will go offline and access to community features would be removed as of November 30th.