Rollic Completes Acquisitions of ByteTyper, Creasaur Entertainment and Zerosum Game Studios
Trio of hit-making mobile game developers add to Rollic’s fast-paced growth
SAN FRANCISCO – November 11, 2021 – Rollic, a subsidiary of Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq: ZNGA), a global leader in interactive entertainment, announced that it has recently closed the acquisitions of mobile game studios ByteTyper, Creasaur Entertainment and ZeroSum. All three studios have previously published games with Rollic and will continue to develop original mobile titles in-house under the Rollic umbrella.
The three Turkey-based studios are responsible for a run of hyper-casual hits including:
- Racing Online, Firefighter Hero and Rollic’s Touchdrawn from ByteTyper
- Money Maker 3D and Hit Guys from Creasaur Entertainment
- Barista Life, Long Nails 3D and Off-Road Race from 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.”
Recently celebrating its one-year anniversary of joining Zynga, 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. These incredible milestones further establish Rollic as one of the largest hyper-casual publishers in the world and demonstrate the company’s unique ability to leverage data insights across its network of games to repeatedly design and publish hit new titles.
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About Zynga Inc.
Zynga is a global leader in interactive entertainment with a mission to connect the world through games. With massive global reach in more than 175 countries and regions, Zynga has a diverse portfolio of popular game franchises that have been downloaded more than four billion times on mobile including CSR RacingTM, Empires & PuzzlesTM, Golf RivalTM, Hair ChallengeTM, Harry Potter: Puzzles & SpellsTM, High Heels!TM, Merge Dragons!TM, Merge Magic!™, Queen BeeTM, Toon Blast™, Toy Blast™, Words With FriendsTM and Zynga PokerTM. With Chartboost, a leading mobile advertising and monetization platform, Zynga is an industry-leading next-generation platform with the ability to optimize programmatic advertising and yields at scale. Founded in 2007, Zynga is headquartered in California with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.zynga.com or follow Zynga on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or the Zynga blog.
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 Arrow Fest, Blob Runner 3D, Block Breaker Miner, Go Knots 3D, Hair Challenge, High Heels!, Onnect – Pair Matching Puzzle, Queen Bee, Ragdoll Fighter and Tangle Master 3D. 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 Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter or the Rollic blog.
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