, creator of the Bit.Trip
series, has acquired the similarly independent Robotube Games
. In a cheeky press release, Gaijin CEO Alex Neuse detailed plans to combine the two developers' "licenses, brands, personnel, and flavors" to "focus on creating more unique franchises faster than ever." Under the new umbrella, Gaijin will move towards bigger projects, while Robotube (currently working on an iPad puzzler called Bloktonik
) will "keep the creative juices flowing."
There was already a working relationship here, and Mr. Robotube was actually a playable character in Bit.Trip Fate
. Neuse promises more news about future projects from both teams will come out of next week's Game Developers Conference.