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Zynga targets Indian mobile market, a fresh start for Glu, and big changes at Rovio

Zynga targets Indian mobile market, a fresh start for Glu, and big changes at Rovio

Interactive fiction games have been around for years now - but it was in 2017 and continuing to 2018 that they’ve really turned themselves into top grossers..

We took a look at just how well they are doing and the results, for the most part, show a positive trend upwards for all developers in the space. It’s now wonder Nexon and Ubisoft have acquired studios specialising in the genre.

Our other big story last week was contributing editor Jon Jordan’s interview with Gameloft CFO Alexandre de Rochefort about the slow, but apparently significant, changes going on at one of the world’s biggest mobile games companies.

India, post-celebrity, studio closure

Elsewhere, Zynga revealed that it would be diving into the Indian market with the full launch of new title Rangoli Rekha: Color Match, a game has been designed and culturised for Indian players.

Our other most read articles were our analysis of Glu Mobile’s post-celebrity era, and the news of Rovio London’s closure and head of games Wilhelm Taht’s departure.

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