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About Gravity Bear

Gravity Bear is a developer of 3D social games and creator of the role-playing combat game, Battle Punks. The company enhances existing social platforms where players of every make and model can connect to one another through games. In March 2012, Gravity Bear was acquired by Kabam. The valuation of Gravity Bear was undisclosed. Other terms of the deal were not released.

Headquarters Location

Emeryville, California, 94608,

United States

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Latest Gravity Bear News

Kabam buys Battle Punks social game creator Gravity Bear (exclusive)

Mar 29, 2012

Tags: Andrew Sheppard , Battle Punks , exclusive , game news , Gravity Bear , Kabam , Phil Shenk Kabam  has acquired Gravity Bear, creator of the Battle Punks social game on Facebook. Redwood City, Calif.-based Kabam makes hardcore games for social network audiences such as Dragons of Atlantis. With Gravity Bear, the company brings in a new developer that has focused on 3D browser game development. Gravity Bear launched its 3D combat dueling game Battle Punks in the spring of 2010. The acquisition will bring some fresh games to Kabam’s portfolio as it expands beyond strategy games. 3D games will become more fashionable on Facebook and in browser-based formats thanks to the launch of new technologies such as Adobe’s Stage 3D. Gravity Bear has been working on a 3D-accelerated version of Battle Punks for more than a year. “With their terrific track record in developing high quality, engaging games for core gamers, Phil and the Gravity Bear team make an outstanding addition to Kabam and our strong lineup of games,” said Andrew Sheppard, president of Kabam Game Studio, in a statement. “The original Battle Punks was already a fun, immersive game. We look forward to taking the game to a new level with Stage 3D and building this title into a very large franchise, much like we did with Dragons of Atlantis.” Emeryville, Calif.-based Gravity Bear was formed in 2008  by game veteran Phil Shenk as part of a quest to take games to the next level on social networks. Shenk previously held key roles at Origin, Blizzard North (Diablo II), Wild Tangent, and Flagship Studios (Hellgate: London and Mythos). “It’s great to be part of a company that has a clear vision for taking FTP games to the next level along with the state of the art technology, distribution, and analytics required to successfully scale a game,” said Shenk. “We will benefit from Kabam’s outstanding capabilities and resources. And their focus on creating immersive experiences and worlds for core gamers is a perfect fit for our team.” Get more stories like this on Twitter &  Facebook GB Latest News

Gravity Bear Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Where is Gravity Bear's headquarters?

    Gravity Bear's headquarters is located at Emeryville.

  • What is Gravity Bear's latest funding round?

    Gravity Bear's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • Who are the investors of Gravity Bear?

    Investors of Gravity Bear include Kabam.

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