Big Six Acquired By hi5, Leaves Austin

Austin-based Big Six, a developer of social games, has been acquired by social gaming site hi5. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. hi5, which is based in San Francisco, announced the deal Wednesday afternoon. Unfortunately, the deal means that Big Six's employees--who were all based in Austin--are all leaving to join hi5 in San Francisco, according to hi5. The firm was founded by Kevin Gliner, Monty Kerr, and Chad Hansing.