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Roblox has quietly acqui-hired Bash Video, a social video conferencing platform that Kongregate cofounder Jim Greer began.
It’s a modest deal, as Bash Video only has six workers, but Greer is effectively identified in gaming circles. Greer founded Kongregate with his sister, Emily Greer, in 2006. That enterprise focused on publishing internet games from indie developers, and it grew more than time. Greer posted the news on his Facebook and LinkedIn pages. Roblox acknowledged the deal in a statement.
GameStop purchased Kongregate for $40 million in 2010, and Kongregate made its pivot to mobile games in 2013. Greer left the enterprise in 2014 and his sister became CEO. Kongregate was sold after once again to Modern Times Group in 2017. Meanwhile, Greer focused on nonprofit work to boost elections for a time.
He returned to the startup scene in 2020, beginning Bash Video, which was all about connecting individuals via games. It had constructed a video conferencing application. Investors incorporated Bloomberg Beta and Precursor Ventures. We do not know what the download numbers had been for Bash Video, but it is possibly secure to say they weren’t substantial. I would possibly venture that the precious issue about this to Roblox, which has more than 1,000 workers, is to get a group that has a talent for developing issues.
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Bash Video’s group has turn out to be element of the Roblox developer group, and Greer has been appointed a director of engineering.