Walt Disney Co. has bought the iPhone game developer Tapulous, which is the creator of the popular Tap Tap Revenge series of games, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Company Town blog.
The purchase is the first for Disney of a company focused on Apple’s mobile devices, from the iPhone to the iPad.
"It reinforces that we see the entire mobile space as a huge long-term growth opportunity," said Steve Wadsworth, president of Disney Interactive Media Group, according to the article, adding, "iPhone is a critical component of that."
About one-third of iPhone users have downloaded Tapulous’ music games, the story says. While the Tap Tap Revenge 3, its most recent version, is free and includes 100 songs, the game charges between 99 cents to $2.99 for additional music, the article adds.