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Scopely eyes M&A activity, Candy Crush Friends Saga launch closes in, and Big Fish layoffs

Scopely eyes M&A activity, Candy Crush Friends Saga launch closes in, and Big Fish layoffs

The past week saw The Walking Dead: Road to Survival publisher Scopely swoop for Glu Mobile’s head of business and corporate development Rob Ricca.

In his new role as Scopely's own VP of corporate development, Ricca will head up M&A activity at the company. The move certainly drummed up some interest among our readers as it placed the story top of our most read list.

Following on, in the past week we also learned that a new game based on the Candy Crush IP, Friends Saga, is headed our way in October.

Big Fish, Dragon Ball Legends and Telltale

Elsewhere, social casino games developer Big Fish Games cut 15 per cent of its staff just eight months after it was bought over by Aristocrat Leisure for close to $1 billion.

Rounding off, Dragon Ball Legends has generated an estimated $65 million in revenue since launching last May, and Telltale’s former CEO and co-founder remarked it was a “sad, sad day” when news broke of the studio's mass layoffs and imminent closure.


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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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