25 MAR 2022

Netflix buys video game studio Boss Fight Entertainment

Netflix announced that it is buying Boss Fight Entertainment, a small independent video game studio based in Allen, Texas, as the video streaming company pushes further into the gaming market.

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Netflix announced that it is buying Boss Fight Entertainment, a small independent video game studio based in Allen, Texas, as the video streaming company pushes further into the gaming market. The Boss Fight Entertainment team will continue to operate out of their current studios in Allen and Seattle.

The acquisition of Boss Fight Entertainment is Netflix’s third studio purchase since it set its sights on the gaming industry last summer. The company bought a studio called Night School in September, and this month it bought Next Games.

Boss Fight Entertainment’s most popular title is “Dungeon Boss,” a turn based, strategy RPG mobile game. Players have to collect and build teams of powerful fantasy heroes, upgrade their unique abilities to battle epic bosses, and defend their Dungeon from raids.

“Boss Fight’s mission is to bring simple, beautiful, and fun game experiences to our players wherever they want to play. Netflix’s commitment to offer ad-free games as part of members’ subscriptions enables game developers like us to focus on creating delightful game play without worrying about monetization. We couldn’t be more excited to join Netflix at this early stage as we continue doing what we love to do while helping to shape the future of games on Netflix together,”  the founders of Boss Fight Entertainment said.

“We're still in the early days of building great game experiences as part of our Netflix membership. Through partnerships with developers around the world, hiring top talent, and acquisitions like this, we hope to build a world-class games studio capable of bringing a wide variety of delightful and deeply engaging original games - with no ads and no in-app purchases - to our hundreds of millions of members around the world,”  added Amir Rahimi, VP of Game Studios at Netflix.

Through acquisitions like this, we hope to build a world-class games studio capable of bringing a wide variety of delightful and deeply engaging original games” Amir Rahimi VP of Game Studios at Netflix