MobilityWare Acquires Mobile Game Publisher 'Critical Hit Software'

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Secures Rights to Massively Popular ‘Jigsaw Puzzle’ & ‘ColorArt’ Games

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Leading Mobile Games Company MobilityWare

Acquisitions are core to our long-term growth plan. Given the nature and audience of their games, Critical Hit Software was an ideal fit

Continuing to grow its product portfolio, MobilityWare today announced the acquisition of Critical Hit Software, a successful casual games developer and publisher. Under the terms of the agreement, MobilityWare acquires the software company’s successful franchise property, ‘Jigsaw Puzzle’, as well as ‘ColorArt: Coloring Book for Adults’.

“Acquisitions are core to our long-term growth plan. Given the nature and audience of their games, Critical Hit Software was an ideal fit,” said Jeff Erle, CEO of MobilityWare. “There is significant audience cross-over between all of our games, which we believe will yield significant benefits in terms of marketing and cross-promotion.”

Offering over 10,000 HD puzzles, Jigsaw Puzzle is currently the most searched app for jigsaw puzzles on the Apple App Store, and is also available on Android devices through Google Play as well as the Amazon’s Kindle Fire, where it is particularly popular. “Having conceived of, developed and nurtured Jigsaw Puzzle from the beginning, it is like our child,” mused Brian Farwell, co-founder of Critical Hit Software. “We were only willing to sell to a company that shared our passion for the game and had the resources to make Jigsaw Puzzle even more successful than we could. We feel comfortable knowing that our loyal players are in good hands.”

Among its many fun features, Jigsaw Puzzle lets players choose to have up to 400 pieces, work on multiple puzzles at once, and make puzzles from personal photos. No two puzzles are the same, and there are over 40 distinct achievements that players can earn in the game. ColorArt for iOS is the coloring book for adults and offers a perfect way to be creative in a stress-free environment. Players can choose among numerous collections such as Florals and Animals, and they can even share their artistic creations with friends on social media.

Unlike the horror stories one hears of when completing a transaction, Critical Hit Software expressed enthusiasm for their dealings with MobilityWare. “Once we came to an agreement in principle, MobilityWare agreed to terms we wanted that were not originally specified but adhered to that overarching principle. MobilityWare was fair with their negotiations and genuine with their intent. They didn’t try to surprise us in the formal agreement; they called us if they discovered something that had not been discussed previously,” said Farwell.

The Critical Hit Software acquisition is the latest in a string of recent corporate initiatives by MobilityWare that have accelerated growth in a variety of respects, including the doubling of its headcount, expansion of its offices, and launching a new Micro-Games division.

About MobilityWare, Inc.
Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Irvine, CA, MobilityWare is a leading mobile games company with over 300 million downloads across its award-winning portfolio. Its flagship game, Solitaire, is the most popular in the world of its kind with over 200 million users. Other titles include Hot Streak Slots, Blackjack, Freecell and Spider Solitaire.

In addition to mobile games, MobilityWare also has a growing product portfolio for emerging platforms such as Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Amazon Kindle devices. Known for its positive and employee-friendly corporate culture, the company has been named ‘One of the Best Places to Work in the OC’ for two consecutive years. More information about the company and its job opportunities can be found online at MobilityWare.com. Like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter (@MobilityWare).

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