Video game publisher Little Orbit announced that it acquired video game developer Vicious Cycle Software earlier this year. Vicious Cycle Software is best known for creating video game properties based on TV and film licenses such as Ben 10 Omniverse and Ben 10: Alien Force, Madagascar 3: The Video Game, and Flushed Away. The company is also know for creating its own unique game franchises such as Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon, Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard, and Dead Head Fred.
Vicious Cycle is also the developer of the Vicious Engine, a portable middleware solution for consoles, handhelds, and the PC. The company is currently working on bringing the engine to next-gen consoles.
The acquisition, which apparently occurred in the Spring of this year, "will allow Little Orbit to support an ever-growing internal development team to accommodate its growing portfolio," according to the company.
Vicious Cycle is currently working on two original IPs for Little Orbit, to be released sometime in 2015.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.