Activision Selects Swrve for Continuous A/B testing and Mobile Game OPTIMIZATION

July 26, 2012

Andrea Emmes

Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), today announced that the company has signed a licensing agreement with Swrve New Media, a leading platform for in-game behavioral analytics and A/B testing in mobile applications. Under the terms of the agreement, Activision will utilize Swrve’s proprietary testing platform in the company’s mobile games which will enable it to test, tune and optimize its games in real time.

Swrve™ technology was first integrated into Activision’s recently releasedSkylanders Cloud Patrol™, which became a top-selling iOS game in the Apple iTunes Store.

“Using Swrve’s analytics platform we are able to seamlessly balance and optimize our games in real time to offer a better experience to our players,” said Greg Canessa, Vice President, Mobile at Activision Publishing. “We are also able to offer engaging and personalized experiences to an unlimited range of players. The Swrve platform has been designed by an experienced team with long-standing success in gaming industry and we are very excited to be working with them.”

Hugh Reynolds, founder and CEO at Swrve, said, “We are thrilled to partner with Activision to help take games to the next level of personalization and customization. Gamers are more than ever demanding personalized experiences in mobile games that are tuned to their individual preferences.”

About Swrve

Swrve provides real-time A/B testing for mobile applications. Swrve enables you to deliver unique and customized experiences to your users real-time, by segmenting and testing and pushing different content to them based on their unique behaviors and preferences. It is designed specifically for non-programmers, and lets you design and deploy A/B tests right from the dashboard. With Swrve, your product team gets to unleash evidence, facts and hard numbers to figure out the science behind your app. Swrve was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in San Francisco with additional offices in Dublin. The company is funded by SV Angel and Intel Capital.