Rollic acquires ByteTyper, Creasaur Entertainment, and Zerosum game studios

Istanbul-based hyper-casual mobile game company Rollic, which was acquired by Zynga last year, announced that it has recently closed the acquisitions of mobile game studios ZeroSum, ByteTyper, and Creasaur Entertainment. 

All three Turkey-based studios, which previously published games with Rollic, will continue to develop original mobile titles under the umbrella of Rollic. Rollic also acquired Uncosoft, another Turkish gaming studio behind the hit title High Heels, in April. 

Among the popular games produced by the three studios are Money Maker 3D and Hit Guys developed by Creasaur Entertainment, Racing Online developed by Bytetyper(Forgerhero), and Barista Life and Long Nails 3D developed by Touchdrawn and Zerosum.

“These studios create visually captivating, mind-teasing titles and we are excited to bring their creativity and technical skills into the Rollic family,” said Rollic Co-Founder Burak Vardal. “These acquisitions further our strategy of expanding our in-house network of innovative developers to support live services with ongoing creative updates, while also adding to our portfolio of inventive games.”

Rollic has surpassed 1 billion total downloads worldwide with three of its titles surpassing 100 million downloads each and 16 of its titles reaching the #1 or #2 top free downloaded game positions in the U.S. App Store to date. 

Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed. 

Zynga reported a record Q3 revenue of $705 million, up 40% year-over-year, and its best-ever Q3 total bookings of $668 million, up 6% year-over-year. Its mobile DAUs also increased by 21% year-over-year to 38 million in the third quarter. The social game developer attributed the growth in advertising revenue and bookings to Rollic’s hyper-casual portfolio.

Written by Jordan Bevan

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