The Pokémon Go developer is renaming Sensible Object to Niantic London, which will work on existing and new Niantic franchises.
Niantic, the developer behind Pokémon Go, has acquired the London-based Sensible Object for an undisclosed amount.
Sensible Object is perhaps best known for their work on the “Jenga meets Pokémon” game Beasts of Balance, a tabletop game that mixes real figures with an iOS/Android app. Long-term support for the game has come in the form of expansion packs that add additional beasts, cards, and other in-game minutia.
Alex Fleetwood, the head of Sensible Object, confirmed in a blog post that the company will continue as Niantic London.
“[Niantic] CEO John Hanke and his team have an incredible, progressive vision for the future of play that resonates deeply with us; building global communities, pioneering new forms of augmented reality, and helping people get outside, get exercise and connect with one another in the real world,” Fleetwood wrote.