Bigpoint GDC 2010

A Chinese company has agreed in terms to purchase a European maker of free-to-play games. No, not this one.

Instead, it’s Chinese publisher Youzu Interactive that’s purchasing all available stock in Germany’s Bigpoint, makers of Battlestar Galactica Online, Drakensang Online, and others. According to GamesIndustry, the deal will complete on April 16 if it gets through the Chinese acquisition process.

Bigpoint grew rapidly throughout the last decade, though it struggled to make a major impact in North America. I remember seeing the company’s booths at several conventions, and it even possessed the license to an MMO based on Game of Thrones, which I got a peek at during GDC 2012. Little has emerged since then, and the company downsized shortly thereafter.

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