It's not everyday one of the biggest mobile games developers in the world gets taken over by a 15-year old girl.
But that’s exactly what happened at Supercell last week as CEO Ilkka Paananen stepped down for a day to allow Sonja Korpelainen to take the reigns as part of the worldwide #GirlsTakeover initiative, a story that became our most read article of the week.
Second on our Hot Five as the unfortunate news that Zynga has proposed the closure of the NaturalMotion Oxford office as the company moves away from its third-party technology business and focuses on mobile games development.
Hires, investment, and the new Rare
Our third most read article of the week was the news that DomiNations developer Big Huge Games has made some big senior hires of ex-Zynga and Epic staff as it looks to the future with new projects.
Next up was the news that the already well-funded mixed reality start-up Magic Leap is plotting a new $1 billion funding round, and our interview with Mario and Rabbids: Kingdom Battle developer Ubisoft Milan, which wants to be the next Rare.
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