Karlsruhe-based mobile game publisher flaregames has acquired the Finnish start-up studio Kopla Games, developer of Nonstop Knight. Published by flaregames, the mobile title has been the most successful game launch in the publisher’s history, with over 2 million installs in the first 3 days of release.
Nonstop Knight was released globally for iOS and Android devices on 2 June, ranking in the “Top 100 apps” in 130 countries and receiving critical acclaim from players. As part of the acquisition deal, Kopla Games will remain independent and in Tampere.
“After having worked together with flaregames since the beginning of the year, this deal was a no-brainer for us,” said Kopla Games CEO and co-founder Mika Kuusisto. “It enables us to be super-focused on quickly searching and finding what the players are truly interested in, knowing that flaregames has the know-how and muscle to scale it. Together we will create the next mobile gaming phenomenon.”
“We simply fell in love with Kopla. We share not only the vision of making awesome mobile games, but have the same values and mindset,” said flaregames CEO and founder Klaas Kersting. “The founders have built (an amazing) team and we have a great working relationship. We are looking forward to many more jointly developed hit games.”
About Kopla Games
Kopla Games is a mobile game start-up from Tampere, Finland, founded in 2015 by four seasoned developers who initially teamed-up while working on Rovio’s Angry Birds franchise. Fuelled by a passion for action role-playing games, Kopla Games’ mission is to introduce action RPGs to everyone. Kopla’s debut mobile title Nonstop Knight launched in June 2016.
Learn more at www.koplagames.com.
flaregames is a fast-growing mobile game publisher and developer based in Karlsruhe, Germany. The company was founded in 2011 by Klaas Kersting, former CEO and founder of Gameforge, and has raised 23 million USD in venture backing from investors such as Accel Partners and Deutsche Telekom Strategic Investments. Committed to working with world-class mobile game developers to create fun, high-quality, free-to-play games for smartphones and tablets, flaregames is best known for Nonstop Knight and the Royal Revolt series.
Learn more at www.flaregames.com