Electronic Arts Acquires Flight Control Game Creator Firemint

Posted May 3, 2011

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS) has acquired Firemint, the company that is behind popular games like Flight Control and Real Racing. The acquisition is expected to close in the next 4 weeks. Firemint is based in Melbourne, Australia. Flight Control is especially popular on the iPhone, iPad, Android, and Windows Phone 7. Firemint was founded in 1999 by CEO Robert Murray. Murray will now work in the EA Interactive (EAi) team. EAi oversees EA Mobile, Pogo, and Playfish. [AllThingsD]