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Finnish devs Critical Force and Reforged Studios partner to rise up in the world of mobile eSports

Sharing resources, knowledge, workload, and so on
Finnish devs Critical Force and Reforged Studios partner to rise up in the world of mobile eSports
Date Type Companies Involved Size
Nov 29, 2016 partnership Critical Force Entertainment Reforged Studios Not disclosed

Finnish developers Critical Force and Reforged Studios have entered a strategic partnership to help boost the profiles of both companies in the mobile eSports world.

The two will look to share resources and knowledge in order to help each other grow their games and companies.

There is also scope for cross-promotion, tournament organisation and beyond.

Big plans

"We are both developing games and services for mobile eSports, but our two games are not in direct competition," said Veli-Pekka Piirainen, CEO of Critical Force.

"Working together allows us to explore a whole new range of possibilities never seen before in the gaming industry."

"Our ambition is to share valuable resources, such as services and tools, office spaces and even key personnel to build solutions to shared problems," he goes on.

"We are expecting synergies in sharing know-how in recruitment, the development process and community management among other areas."

Strong foundation

Critical Force is known for its mobile FPS Critical Ops, which recently surpassed ten million downloads in soft launch.

Reforged has yet to launch its first title, which has been in development since the company founded in 2015.

"[Critical Force's] excellence in community management has brought in great results and they have the right attitude," said Teemu Vilén, CEO of Reforged Studios.

"Mobile eSports is an open door to a new gaming frontier. Hardcore gamers are eagerly waiting for better content for their smartphones and tablets, and mobile devices bring competitive gaming to an increasingly larger and broader gamer audience.

"Joining forces is a win to both our player bases.”