Kabam Buys Chinese 3-D Social Games Maker Balanced Worlds Studios

Kabam, the San Francisco-based games company that makes mobile and social games, has acquired Balanced Worlds Studios, a Beijing-based company specializing in 3-D social games. Kabam paid an undisclosed amount of cash for the 17-person game studio. The company’s employees will join Kabam’s Beijing games studio, bringing the total number of employees to about 90. Balanced Worlds is headed by game developers from the U.S. and Canada, who moved to China in 2006.


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