Google takes another step forward in its quest to take gaming on the Android platform seriously by purchasing LabPixies. LabPixies was one of the first companies to start building gadgets for iGoogle and shortly after the release of the Android OS started building games and apps. Currently they have 4 puzzle games available on the Android market:
Here is the official post from the Google Code Blog:
One of the first developers to create gadgets for iGoogle was Labpixies. Over the years, we worked closely together on a variety of projects, including the launch of a number of global OpenSocial based gadgets. Recently, we decided that we could do more if we were part of the same team, and as such, we're thrilled to announce the acquisition of Labpixies.
The team will be based in our ever-growing Tel Aviv office and will anchor our iGoogle efforts across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. We are looking forward to working with Labpixies to develop great web apps and leverage their knowledge and expertise to help developers and improve the ecosystem overall.
This is a step in the right direction in getting the word out that Android is a viable option for game developers to create games for.
LabPixies is no stranger to the world of gaming in general either as they have created a large amount of them for multiple platforms outside of Android including the iPhone and Facebook along with their gadgets for iGoogle.
No actual details about the acquisition have been released publicly but LabPixies maintains that even with their newly found success, they will not stop producing high quality games and apps.