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Ubisoft Acquires Southlogic Studios

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2009 @ 10:21 a.m. PST

Ubisoft has acquired Brazilian independent developer Southlogic Studios, which will be merged into Ubisoft Sao Paulo.

Established in 1996 in Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul), Southlogic’s team of around 20 developers has created titles for PC, handheld and home consoles, as well as provided art outsourcing and porting services. The studio has worked for various European, Japanese and American publishers and most recently developed Imagine®: Wedding Designer on Nintendo DS™ for Ubisoft.

"As Brazil’s most experienced and premier development studio, Southlogic has proven its agility in adapting to new technologies and genres on a variety of platforms," declared Christine Burgess-Quémard, executive director of worldwide studios at Ubisoft. "This acquisition reinforces our commitment to attracting talent in South America, and Brazil in particular, further boosting the group’s ambitious expansion plans."

The studio will be integrated into Ubisoft Sao Paulo, with Southlogic management reporting to Bertrand Chaverot, managing director of Ubisoft’s Brazilian studio. It will keep its facilities in Porto Alegre, operating as a satellite office.

"We have been delighted with our collaboration with Ubisoft on their Imagine line of games,” declared Southlogic founder Christian Lykawka. “The entire Southlogic team is excited about the potential for growth and development as part of Ubisoft Sao Paulo, and having our creations reach players throughout the world."

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