SouthPeak Acquires Gamecock

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Wow, now here’s a bit of news I certainly didn’t see coming. Midlothian, Virginia-based game publisher SouthPeak Interactive announced this morning that it has acquired Austin-based publisher Gamecock Media Group. Specific details behind the acquisition have not been announced, but thankfully this development is not expected to hinder the planned releases of Gamecock titles Legendary and Mushroom Men (though I have a feeling this is why Legendary missed its previously scheduled September 30th launch date). Here’s what the SouthPeak and Gamecock CEOs had to say about the move:

“Gamecock brings us a solid slate of upcoming titles, including Legendary, Mushroom Men and Velvet Assassin and supports our strategy of working with independent developers,” stated Melanie Mroz, CEO of SouthPeak. “We are excited to give the Gamecock titles a bigger platform to succeed.”

“We are thrilled to be joining forces with SouthPeak to continue to bring great original titles from independent developers to market with a stronger sales and distribution reach,” said Mike Wilson, CEO of Gamecock. “We have followed each other’s progress closely over the last two years, and combining our team with theirs results in a very strong and well-rounded force in the market.”

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