Foundation 9 is North America's largest independent developer. Last year it continued an acquisition spree, snapping up studios including Shiny Entertainment, Pipeworks and Amaze. By the end of last year, Foundation 9 studios had released 37 titles in twelve months.
With over 750 staff and 350 games under its belt, it's a development powerhouse that has worked with all major publishers on some of the biggest brands in gaming - from Pac-Man to Death Jr, Indiana Jones to Eragon. And with titles such as Dirty Harry for Warner Bros, original title Harker and all-new comic book property Pherone, it's showing no signs of letting up.
Here, director of development at Foundation 9, Chris Charla, talks to GamesIndustry.biz about the possibilities of more studio acquisitions, the logistics of managing 11 different studios, and the development of original IP.