Activision Blizzard has decided to acquire a mobile game publisher and it just so happens to be the company behind the strangely popular match-3 puzzle game Candy Crush. So how much did the company fork out to buy King? Well according to the details released about the acquisition that was announced last night, Activision paid out just under $6 Billion. That’s not a typo either.
Angry Employees, it’s not a new game from Rovio, although it is something Rovio has created. Today the company has announced that they are downsizing their workforce, and will be letting go roughly a third of their staff who will soon be needing to find new jobs. In total that is 213 people who will be leaving Rovio.
It seems like Deep Silver FISHLABS have been signing a good amount of publishing deals as of late. Over the past few months, Deep Silver FISHLABS has signed similar deals with Animation Arts, ISBIT Games, Chimera Entertainment, OKAM Studio, Tama Games, and Mutant Games. This new one marks the 6th deal the company has done which is related to either teaming up with another company to help develop and publish a game, or to help publish and promote a third-party game.
Super Evil Megacorp has done quite well for themselves since the release of their mobile MOBA Vainglory onto Android and iOS. Now the company has got a nice influx of cash thanks to a round of funding that netted the company over $26 million and some new partners.