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Disney Buys Chicago Video Game Maker

6-year-old company is behind Stubbs the Zombie



    Disney Buys Chicago Video Game Maker
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    A Web site promotes Stubbs the Zombie, developed by Chicago's Wideload Games.

    Disney's determined ot keep its relevancy with kids who read comics and play video games.

    Days after snatching up comic book company Marvel, The Walt Disney Company added Chicago-based video game maker Wideload Studios to its list of properties.

    Their titles include Stubbs the Zombie in "Rebel Without a Pulse,"Texas Cheat 'Em and Hail to the Chimp.

    The 6-year-old company's founder and CEO, Alexander Seropian, will join Disney Interactive Studios in the newly-created role of Vice President of Creative, the company announced in a statement.

    Seropian was the co-founder of the former Bungie Studios, the developers of widely popular games such as Halo: Combat Evolved and Myth. Bungie was later bought by Microsoft.

    Disney did not disclose terms of the deal with Wideload.