Blueprint acquires UK developer Livewire Gaming

15 November 2019

UK-based games studio Blueprint Gaming, part of the Gauselmann Group, has acquired games developer Livewire Gaming for an undisclosed sum.

Blueprint said the purchase of Livewire, which is also based in the UK, will help to strengthen its slots offering. Livewire specialises in Category C, B3, D and B4 games, and has developed a number of titles in partnership with Blueprint.

Livewire will continue to operate as an independent studio, with a focus on the development of land-based games under the leadership of existing director Alan Claypole.

“Livewire and Blueprint have had a close relationship for many years, so this merger makes perfect sense for both parties,” Gauselmann’s UK general manager, Sascha Blodau, said. “We look forward to working with Livewire and building on our already successful partnership.”

The deal follows a number of other recent acquisitions by Blueprint, including its purchases of both Project Coin and Games Warehouse.

Last month, Gauselmann UK division also partnered with British motorway service area chain Roadchef in order to deploy over 500 arcade and pub gaming machines at Roadchef sites and redsign Roadchef's 30 Adult Gaming Centres.