Epic Video games, maker of Fortnite, has acquired SuperAwesome, a tech platform that strives to make the web safer for youths.

Collectively the businesses will construct kid-safe providers that defend youngsters’s privateness and assist create safer digital experiences. Phrases of the deal weren’t disclosed.

“Extra children work together on-line than ever earlier than and now’s the time to double down on their security. SuperAwesome is the corporate builders wish to work with to make higher on-line content material for youths,” Tim Sweeney, founder and CEO of Epic Video games, stated in an announcement.

SuperAwesome has 150 staff, all of whom shall be becoming a member of Epic Video games, based on an Epic Video games spokesperson.

SuperAwesome has partnerships with over 300 manufacturers, embody Lego, NBCUniversal and Hasbro. In Might, it struck a global deal with WPP to provide the holding firm’s businesses entry to SuperAwesome’s instruments, together with a software program platform that opinions adverts to ensure they’re acceptable for youths.

That platform, referred to as AwesomeAds, will permit builders to supply kid-safe monetization of their merchandise, that means {that a} child’s data isn’t captured when an advert is served.

“The web was by no means designed for youths so we began SuperAwesome to make it as simple as potential to allow secure, privacy-driven digital experiences for youngsters in all places. Partnering with Epic Video games provides us the chance to ship that promise on a scale which merely wouldn’t have been potential on our personal,” Dylan Collins, co-founder and CEO of SuperAwesome, stated in an announcement.

London-based SuperAwesome was based in 2013, and it delivers 12 billion kid-safe transaction each month, based on an organization weblog publish. Via the acquisition, SuperAwesome’s objective is to scale its platform to ship roughly twice the quantity of kid-safe transactions, based on the identical publish.

Epic Video games is at present locked in a authorized battle with Apple and Google, which have each eliminated the developer’s video games from their platforms over what it claims are anti-competition practices. The dispute started when Epic Video games directed its customers to pay the developer instantly as a substitute of by means of Apple’s App Retailer, which violates Apple’s insurance policies.