Hot Five

Supercell invests in Redemption, SDKs aren't done yet, and MZ changes CEO

Supercell invests in Redemption, SDKs aren't done yet, and MZ changes CEO

The top story of the last week came courtesy of Clash Royale dev Supercell acquiring a minority stake in California studio Redemption Games for $5 million.

The investment also represents the Finnish developer’s first investment made outside of Europe.

Redemption Games is primarily known for its casual puzzle games and was formed in 2015 by co-founders Michael Witz and Dan Lin.

Next up on our Hot Five was Iron Source COO of mobile Tal Shoham and his piece about the SDK. According to him, the demise of the SDK has been greatly exaggerated.

MZ, no Go, and Lost Island

Third up is the news MZ CEO Gabe Leydon is leaving the Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire developer 10 years after he founded it.

Rounding off the Hot Five is the news that Square Enix Montreal is no longer working on the Go series. We also caught up with Plarium producer and director of game design Dima Karger to talk about new title Lost Island: Blast Adventure

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Iain is a freelance writer based in Scotland with a penchant for indies and all things Nintendo. Alongside PocketGamer.Biz, he has also appeared in Kotaku, Rock Paper Shotgun, PCGamesN and VG24/7.


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