Hot Five

Zynga buys Peak Games' card titles for $100 million, a look at how Glu transformed, and Bon Games closes a $1.4 million seed round

Zynga buys Peak Games' card titles for $100 million, a look at how Glu transformed, and Bon Games closes a $1.4 million seed round

With Zynga Poker already under its belt as one of its top-grossing games, you wouldn't think Zynga would need any more card games - but the developer disagrees.

It has now acquired the card game catalogue of Peak Games in an all-cash deal worth $100 million, a story so surprising that it shot to the top of our Hot Five list last week.

Second on the list is Jon Jordan's look back over the history of Glu Mobile, examining how its business has changed from focusing on games for men to lifestyle apps for women.

Transit, diamonds, and new hires

Third up, Bon Games has secured a $1.4 million investment round to help launch its first game, Transit King, with Fingersoft acting as the publisher.

And finally, King has soft-launched Royal Boulevard Saga again under the name Diamond Diaries Saga, and flaregames has hired a former PopCap Studio Director as its new Head of Studio.

Click the link below to find out more about the stories that caught our reader's eye over the last week.


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Ric likes to read epic poems and watch classic films to hide the fact he plays way too many games. The facade has thus far not been very effective.

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