Yahoo! Acquires Cloud Party

Cloud Party, a San Jose, CA-based gaming company focused on virtual worlds, has been acquired by Yahoo! (Nasdaq: YHOO).

The amount of the deal was not disclosed.

Co-founded in 2011 by CEO San Thompson and CTO Conor Dickinson, and engineers Jered Windsheimer and Jimb Esser, Cloud Party is a free-to-play virtual world that allows developers to create and share 3D experiences. It runs completely in the browser with no plugins needed.

According to a post on its blog, Cloud Party will continue to run until February 21, 2014. To preserve, creations, they have added export tools and written a guide to export the content.



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