Rollic Completes Acquisition of Uncosoft, Developer Behind the Hit Hyper-Casual Game High Heels!
SAN FRANCISCO – April 29, 2021 – Rollic, a subsidiary of Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq: ZNGA), a global leader in interactive entertainment, announced today that it has recently closed its acquisition of Uncosoft, the studio behind the hit hyper-casual game High Heels!.
Uncosoft is a mobile game studio based in Izmir, Turkey. Co-founded in 2018 by Chief Executive Officer, Edip Enes Çakır, Uncosoft has gained worldwide popularity with hit hyper-casual titles High Heels!, Repair My Car! and 9PM Football Managers. Since its launch at the start of 2021, High Heels! has been downloaded over 60 million times and has been enthusiastically received all around the world.
“We enjoy building relationships with product-driven game studios that are packed with talent and also share our core values, and Uncosoft is a great example of this,” said Burak Vardal, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Rollic. “With Uncosoft joining the Rollic family, we are expanding our in-house production power in İzmir and will keep pioneering the mobile game space through our collective innovative game designs that delight millions of players across the globe.”
“Our culture and vision of making global games will be augmented with the expertise of Rollic and Zynga,” said Edip Enes Çakır, Chief Executive Officer of Uncosoft. “There has been an unprecedented harmony between the extremely skilled Uncosoft and Rollic teams over the past few years. We have achieved a lot so far and are excited for our future together.”
Going forward, Uncosoft’s titles will be developed in-house at Rollic and will join the company’s exciting game portfolio. Rollic’s popular portfolio of hyper-casual games includes twelve titles that have reached the #1 or #2 top free downloaded games positions in the U.S. App Store and have been downloaded over 700 million times collectively.
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Founded in December 2018, Rollic is an Istanbul-based game developer and publisher, focused on free-to-play hyper-casual games for iOS and Android. Games released by Rollic include Blob Runner 3D, Flipper Dunk, Go Knots 3D, High Heels!, Onnect – Pair Matching Puzzle, Pixel Shot 3D, Picker 3D, Repair Master 3D, Tangle Master 3D, Water Shooty and Wheel Smash. Rollic is committed to producing massively appealing global titles while building a thriving developer ecosystem in the gaming industry. Rollic was acquired by Zynga, a global leader in interactive entertainment, in October 2020. For more information, visit www.rollicgames.com or follow Rollic on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook or the Rollic blog.
Uncosoft is a mobile game studio based in Izmir, Turkey. Co-founded in 2018 by Chief Executive Officer, Edip Enes Çakır, Uncosoft has gained worldwide popularity with hit hyper-casual titles High Heels!, Repair My Car! and 9PM Football Managers. To learn more about Uncosoft, visit www.uncosoft.com.
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