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Mobile gaming app maker Kabam opens shop in L.A.
Mobile gaming app maker Kabam opens shop in L.A.

Mobile game developer and publisher Kabam Inc. is opening a studio in Los Angeles after acquiring a pair of local start-ups, the company announced Tuesday. Kabam has created mobile gaming apps for films including "The Hunger Games," "Fast & Furious" and "Lord of the Rings." And filmmakers are pushing more of their titles into the gaming space, so the chance to be closer to Hollywood made sense for San Francisco-based Kabam. The company's investors include Warner Bros., Alibaba, MGM and Google. Kabam's latest acquisitions are TapZen and Magic Pixel Games. The start-ups had teamed up to build the strategy game "This Means War," which...

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