2738 Behaviour Interactive buys SockMonkey Studios

Behaviour Interactive buys SockMonkey Studios

Canadian game developer Behaviour Interactive has acquired UK studio SockMonkey.

No figure has been placed on the deal, which represents the Montreal-based outfit’s first investment in Europe. SockMonkey is being rebranded to Behaviour UK.

The company has founded back in 2013 and has worked with the likes of Microsoft, Sony and EA.

“We’re delighted to add SockMonkey’s award-winning team to our industry-leading Services division,” Behaviour CEO and exec producer Rémi Racine (pictured) said.

“Like Seattle’s Midwinter Entertainment, which we acquired last year, SockMonkey is founded upon strong core values of innovation and collaboration. These values mirror our own and make SockMonkey a natural fit for our ambitious growth strategy.”

SockMonkey CEO and co-founder Bob Makin added: “We’re thrilled to celebrate our tenth anniversary year by joining Behaviour’s growing group of studios. Behaviour is rapidly emerging as a global player within the gaming industry, and we are proud to represent the first step in their European expansion. We look forward to leveraging their resources to grow Behaviour UK – North, provide further career opportunities for the UK’s exceptional talent, and establish the Teesside area as a hotbed for game development.”

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