Infinite Interactive, a company that was “acquired” by Firemint last year, hasn’t really been heard from since they released Puzzle Quest 2 for iOS platforms a while back.  However, with Firemint’s recent merger with IronMonkeys (more news on that in a related story also at Primagames.com), it appears the company could very well be on the road to independence again.

"There was never an actual acquisition of Infinite, it was more of a merger. It was all amicable stuff – as much as it would be fun to have a bit of a scandal. Unfortunately there isn't one," Infinite Interactive's founder and creative lead Steve Fawkner explained to Joystiq. "I think everybody agreed that Infinite does its best work when it's independent, and so we headed back out into the wilderness to work on our own stuff again."

With this independence, however, Infinite has revealed that they were able to retain the rights to both the Warlords and Puzzle Quest IP’s, meaning they can work on the games again.

"While I don't have a specific announcement that I can make at the moment, if you shook a Magic 8-Ball and asked it 'Will Infinite's next game be a Puzzle Quest title?', then it would quite probably say 'All signs point to yes!'," Fawkner explained.

"In the short term, we will continue to build and innovate in the genres and settings that we know and love. That means games that combine fantasy, puzzles, strategy and tactics. It's doubtful we'll ever move too far from those genres, because they are our favorites, and you always do your best work when you're building games that you're passionate about."

We’ll let you know once an official announcement rolls around.  Welcome back, guys!