Seismic Games Acquires Grue Games

Culver City-based Seismic Games announced on Thursday that it has acquired fellow, Los Angeles game development company Grue Games. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Both companies had worked together on the titles Skylanders Battlecast and Clan Wars for Call of Duty. As part of thea cquisition, Grue CEO John Linden becomes President of the combined company, with Trey Watkins heading up Grue's former develompent team. Seismic's co-founders are Greg Borrud and Eric Gewirtz. Borrud was formerly head of Pandemic Studios, the gaming firm acquired by Electronic Arts in 2007 for $860M. Seismic says is now has over 50 employees in Los Angeles in two different offices.