The acquisition follows the partnership between the two companies with Nonstop Knight, which became the most successful game launch in flaregames history with over 2 million installs in the first 3 days of its release.
Nonstop Knight has been a Top5 game in around 40 countries, showed data from App Annie research firm.
Kopla Games will remain operationally independent, as flaregames believes that developers should have creative freedom. Kopla will keep its name and offices in the centre of Tampere, Finland.
The 2011-founded flaregames has raised $22.7 million from investors like Accel Partners and Deutsche Telekom.
“We share not only the vision of making awesome mobile games, but have the same values and mindset,” Klaas Kersting, flaregames CEO and founder, said in a statement. “The founders have built a team with amazing throughput and we have a great working relationship. We are looking forward to many more jointly developed hit games.”
Kopla was founded in 2015 by four seasoned developers who initially teamed up while working on Rovio’s Angry Birds franchise. Fueled by a passion for action role-playing games (RPG), Kopla Games’ mission is to introduce action RPGs to everyone.
Kopla raised in March 700,000 euros from Kersting, who has been an early stage investor for startups like Supercell, Spacetime Studios and iQU. In 2015 Kopla raised 100,000 euros from Finnish investment company Sisu Game Ventures and other investors.