Epic Games announced Monday, Oct. 8, that it has acquired Kamu, a Helsinki-based company supporting the live management of player satisfaction, community building, and game integrity.
Founded in 2013, Kamu offers a suite of services focusing on game security, game telemetry, and game management. Kamu’s Easy Anti-Cheat service protects more than 80 games and is installed by more than 100 million PC players globally.
“Kamu’s team and tools have been key to building a vibrant Fortnite multiplayer experience that’s fair for all players,” said Tim Sweeney, founder and CEO of Epic Games.
Sweeney continued, “Building and launching games today is incredibly challenging, and only half the battle. Kamu’s tools for managing live games help developers grow and sustain their games successfully after launch. At Epic, we succeed when developers succeed!”
Simon Allaeys, CEO of Kamu said, “Joining the Epic family is not only a childhood dream come true, but a huge boost for our mission to help developers create beautiful gaming experiences. Battling cheating in games was just the start; today our products also help developers stay competitive by identifying player needs as quickly as they emerge.”
The Kamu team will continue to expand its services in support of all customers and all of the engines they’ve chosen, while Epic’s new presence in Helsinki will serve as a base for recruiting technology, engine, and online service developers in Finland.