The Foundry has acquired Made With Mischief, the software developer of pen-based sketching application Mischief.

Made with Mischief will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Foundry with headquarters in Boston and team members in London and Shanghai.

The Foundry chief executive officer Bill Collis said: “This allows us to enter a new market, with an offering that’s both powerful and simple to use, ideal for professionals and creative hobbyists alike.

“Mischief uses a powerful new technology that has massive potential to impact future creative solutions.  

“As we work with [company founder Sarah Frisken] and her team to enhance the current Mischief platform, we’ll identify applications for our design, visual effects and gaming customers as well.”

Made with Mischief founder Sarah Frisken added: “The Foundry has a proven record of taking exciting, innovative concepts and commercializing them for a broader market.

“By becoming a part of The Foundry, we now have the ability to grow our team, to be more responsive to our users, and to further our vision.”