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Hot Five: Jetpack Joyride returns | Pocket Gamer.biz

To help you keep on top of a busy news cycle and the latest hot topics in mobile gaming, each week we round up the five most-read stories on PocketGamer.biz.

This was the news cycle for the week starting 26 April 2021.

Read on and digest…

5. From book club to YouTube: The rise of Star Stable Online

Horse-based MMOG Star Stable Online started out as a freebie for a book club, but over the following 15 years has become a highly successful game and cross-platform IP.

As CEO Johan Sjöberg, it’s also coming to mobile.

4. Double Loop raises $8 million for its first game for unconsidered gamers

Making mobile games for gamers who don’t consider themselves gamers, US startup Double Loop has raised $8 million.

It debut product will be “an innovative hybrid puzzle game with a deep social world’”.

3. New social gaming platform Noice raises $5 million from Supercell, Unity and Remedy founders

What is Noice?

Actually, we’re not really sure.

CEO Jussi Laakkonen tells us, it’s new social platform that combines gaming, user-generated content and deep engagement.

Obviously some pretty successful people think the idea is a solid one as the Finnish startup has just raised $5 million to build out its vision.

2. Miniclip continues its own mini-rollup, acquiring Supersonic Software

It used to be that Tencent made all the acquisitions, but now the companies acquired by Tencent are also getting on the act.

UK publisher Miniclip – majority-acquired by Tencent in 2015 – has bought Supersonic Software, which is its fifth M&A deal to-date.

 

1. Halfbrick Studios soft-launches Jetpack Joyride 2: Bullet Rush

Launched way back in 2011, Jetpack Joyride is finally getting a sequel – and people seem very excited.

After all, this was out most read story of the week!


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