GuildCafe Conquers Uberguilds

GuildCafe, a Cambridge-based social networking site for players of massively multiplayer online roleplaying games such as World of Warcraft and Lord of the Rings Online, has acquired Uberguilds, which hosts about 20 high-profile guild sites and fansites related to various MMORPGs, the company announced last week. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, but Uberguilds founder and CEO John Findlay is expected to lead a program to enable independent websites to integrate with GuildCafe’s social gaming platform. We profiled Guildcafe, which has backing from IDG Ventures Boston, in July.

“Uberguilds has created a network of the top guilds and teams in several popular games; for example, the ‘Death and Taxes’ guild that’s part of their network is the number-one World of Warcraft guild in the U.S.,” says Jon Radoff, president and CEO of GuildCafe.  “We believe that bringing together well-known players and teams with our social gaming technology will be part of what it takes to become the standard platform.”

Wade Roush is a freelance science and technology journalist and the producer and host of the podcast Soonish. Follow @soonishpodcast

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