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Volley Acquires Voxion to Expand Portfolio of Entertaining Voice Experiences

Acquisition of gaming studio accelerates Volley’s growth and combines top-class visual voice design talent

April 22, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Volley, the voice-controlled entertainment network, announced today its acquisition of Voxion, the leading developer of phone-connected games for voice platforms. The acquisition enables Volley to rapidly accelerate its growth and continue expanding its portfolio of voice entertainment properties, further cementing Volley as the leading company in voice entertainment.

“We’re excited to team up with the creative and highly-skilled team at Voxion, and look forward to releasing entertaining new titles at an even faster pace,” said Max Child, CEO and co-founder of Volley. “As we continue investing in visual experiences, this integration of top-class visual voice design talent marks an important milestone for Volley as a company.”

The Voxion team of five, led by teenage developers, will bring deep expertise in designing and creating multiplayer products across voice, web, visual and mobile devices to Volley. Voxion developers pioneered innovative visual experiences on Amazon Alexa with their “Mutter Nonsense” and “Speak Easy” games, and recently collaborated with Volley on its latest game titles “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader” and “Family Duel”.

“Volley is a leading and trusted pioneer in voice and we’re thrilled by the opportunity to create new compelling voice experiences together,” said Matthew Gillen, CEO and co-founder of Voxion. “We firmly believe that voice will be the next big wave in content development, and Volley’s invaluable support and resources will help us reach new heights of interactivity together.”

Voxion’s team and technology will enable Volley to expand its lead in immersive visual experiences on voice platforms. The acquisition brings Volley’s total headcount to more than 30 team members.

About Volley

Since its founding in 2016, Volley has been on a mission to make everyday life a little more entertaining. Volley builds voice-controlled entertainment experiences on smart devices such as Google Home, Amazon Alexa and smartphones. From trivia games like “Song Quiz” to storytelling games like “Yes Sire,” Volley’s highly popular games make home entertainment more accessible, engaging and fun. Founded by Max Child and James Wilsterman, Volley is based in San Francisco. For more information, visit volleythat.com.

Contacts

Hailey Bayliss
volley@inkhouse.com

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