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Epic Games Acquires Chair Entertainment Group

by Rainier on May 20, 2008 @ 1:47 p.m. PDT

Epic Games announced its acquisition of Utah-based development studio Chair Entertainment Group, known for XBLA title Undertow, which will continue to operate under the same name while maintaining its focus on creating new original game properties utilizing Epic's Unreal Engine technology.

"Chair's stylized approach to creating games is further enhanced by their ability to stretch our technology in new directions that not only help in creating amazing gaming experiences but also demonstrate the power and versatility of the Unreal Engine," said Mark Rein, vice president of Epic Games, Inc. "We are thrilled to bring the Chair team into the Epic family, and look forward to working with them to create original new games that continue to innovate and inspire."

"Our team has long admired Epic for its ability to shape the game industry with its innovative technology and first-rate video game offerings," said Ryan Holmes, Co-Founder and CEO of Chair Entertainment Group. "We share Epic's passion for creating ground-breaking game play experiences and are excited for the opportunity to partner with a truly visionary company."

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