Ubiquity6 CEO Anjney Midha announced the acquisition in a Medium post Monday morning, saying that his team will help Discord unlock "shared experiences for 150M+ people." The two companies didn't share any financial details about the deal.
Ubiquity6 started out as an AR startup, developing a kind of Instagram for photogrammetry called Displayland. More recently, Ubiquity6 pivoted from AR to shared online experiences with a new app called Backyard that can best be described as a more playful take on video chat, complete with integrated mini games.
Backyard had been in beta for a few months, with plans to launch it publicly this spring. Last week, the startup quietly pulled the plug on the project, updating it with information on the acquisition Monday. "Our platform, games and activities have found a new home there, and we're excited to share more in the coming months about bringing the best of Backyard to Discord," the Backyard website now reads.