After Finnish gaming firm Supercell said this week it had reached 100 million daily active users, everyone outside the deep gaming statistics field asked: SO WHAT? In the real world its comparable to everyone in Germany and everyone in Scandinavia playing one of its four titles every single day; or everyone playing Supercell game passing […]
Finnish gaming firm Supercell has reached 100 million daily active users – as many as Twitter has – with just four games on the market. The Helsinki-based gaming studio is known for its Clash of Clans and Hay Day games, which have been topping charts for several years already. This month it is rolling out […]
The Helsinki-based gaming studio, known for its Hay Day and Clash of Clans games, takes Clash Royale global. Supercell said they would launch their fourth game, Clash Royale, in March globally. The video published on the game’s website reveals that the popular title available now in nine countries will get truly global next month. The […]
We might have thought that the Softbank and Supercell acquisition story was over after the 2013 purchase of 51% of Supercell’s shares for $1.5 Billion. But news broke this morning that Softbank has acquired an additional 22.7%, bringing their total shares to 73.2% on a fully-diluted basis. Softbank’s announcement says that this 22.7% has come […]
Helsinki game giant Supercell flipped the switch and now their fourth title, Boom Beach, is out on iOS. An Android version is expected by the press, but at this time it’s unsure if Supercell has confirmed it. Supercell famously exited a 51% stake in their company to GungHo And Softbank for $1.5 Billion last October.
When we think about advertising for mobile games, we usually think of web or mobile advertising, or cross-promotion networks like Helsinki’s Applifier or Lithuania’s AdDuplex. But once we get to the major leagues, companies like Helsinki-based Supercell and Rovio, or Stockholm’s King start seeing the value of the broad, TV-based advertising. And during the Christmas […]
When Supercell announced the sale of 51% of their shares to Gungho and Softbank for $1.5 billion we suspected that we would see some of that money trickle down to benefit others in Finland. At the time we thought that might be other startups, local restaurants and pubs. Well perhaps that is happening, but what […]
Badland, a premium mobile game title from Finnish developer Frogmind, was first launched onto the App Store back in April. Now as the year draws to a close the game has been released for Android and Blackberry and we’ve spotted an interesting new development in its monetization strategy.
Slush is over for another year and in its wake lies a wreckage of food, drinks, business cards and worn out souls. The two day startup conference in Helsinki brought together a host of early-stage startup companies, angel investors and venture capitalists from across Europe and the US to meet, greet and perform the elaborate […]
Three years and a $3 billion dollar valuation. Not sure about you, but this has not quite settled in my mind completely yet and I had a lot of questions about the deal and what it might possibly mean for the company and the local startup scene. So we reached out to Ilkka Paananen, the […]