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Big Fish Games, a developer and publisher of casual downloadable games founded in 2002, recently acquired mobile social game developer Self Aware Games and its parent company, Social Concepts, which makes Card Ace: Casino, which was currently the No. 1 grossing app on the iPad, and the No. 4 grossing app on the iPhone.
Paul Thelen, founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Big Fish Games, caught up with Bambi Francisco to talk about the company's acquisition plans and growth strategy.
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Founded in 2002, Big Fish is the leading online marketplace for premium casual games. Through its proprietary, data driven platform, millions of consumers seeking immersive, relaxing entertainment easily discover and purchase premium casual games created by Big Fish’s network of more than 500 development partners and in-house by Big Fish Games Studios. Renowned for offering A New Game Every Day!® on www.bigfishgames.com, the company offers thousands of games on multiple platforms -- PC, Mac, mobile phone, and tablet. Big Fish’s websites, games, and customer service are available in ten languages – Danish, Dutch, English, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish – and its games are sold in more than 150 countries. The company is headquartered in Seattle, WA, with regional offices in Oakland, CA; Vancouver, Canada; Cork, Ireland; and Luxembourg.
Joined Vator onFounder, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of Big Fish Games. He has an MBA from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington.