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Supercell on why cell structure is super, Subway Surfers hits 52.5m downloads in June, and Mobile Strike grabs $1 billion

Supercell on why cell structure is super, Subway Surfers hits 52.5m downloads in June, and Mobile Strike grabs $1 billion

The past week saw our team return from Finland for our Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki conference. It is apropos then that our most read feature of the week comes from Finnish development giant Supercell.

Founder Ilkka Paananen took to the stage at GDC earlier this year to discuss the company’s team-first cell structure and why it’s breathed success into the studio.

Following on SYBO CEO Mathias Nørvig took to a different stage at Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki to delve into Subway Surfers. Nørvig revealed that the endless runner hit a monthly download record of 52.5 million in June 2018 - six years after release.

Mobile Strike, Nexon and Fort Mason Games

Elsewhere, Mobile Strike has racked up over $1 billion in revenue for developer MZ since launching back in 2015.

Rounding off, Nexon swapped up US offices in California to better reflect company culture and former Zynga director Kate Gorman's Fort Mason Games has revealed its first project.


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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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