“We are delighted to welcome the Stumptown Game Machine team, led by Andrew Stern, to the ngmoco family,” said Neil Young, CEO, ngmoco. “With a proven track record of games that are equal parts charming, fun and accessible, we’re proud to have such terrific AI designers and innovative thinkers expand our growing line-up of games.”
Stumptown Game Machine developed Touch Pets Dogs exclusively for iPhone and iPod touch in collaboration with ngmoco in November 2009. Upon its release, Touch Pets Dogs topped the free app charts on the Apple App Store and was voted the #1 free iPhone and iPod touch game by IGN. To date, the app has been downloaded more than five million times.
Stumptown Game Machine will retain its own name, brand and base of operations in Portland, Oregon.
Headquartered in San Francisco, ngmoco was founded in 2008 Neil Young, Bob Stevenson, Alan Yu and Joe Keene. The company’s investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Maples Investments (now FLOODGATE) and Norwest Venture Partners. ngmoco has raised over $40 million in funding.