Pokémon GO developer Niantic recently acquired Evertoon, which is now part of the Niantic team. In regard to this acquisition, Niantic CEO John Hanke issued the following update via the official Niantic blog:
The Niantic family is growing, and we couldn’t be more pleased to welcome a great group of people who will help evolve, challenge and grow our company in new ways. Today I am excited to announce that we have acquired the Evertoon team, who bring with them a wealth of talent and experience in mobile products, tools for creativity, and community building.
Niniane and her team have been exploring innovative ways to add social mechanics to digital products. As our products and platform evolve, they will help build social systems that will benefit our entire community. We are also excited to have Niniane’s engineering leadership and team management skills, as our team grows.
Source: Official Niantic blog