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Tencent shuts down PUBG Mobile in China, Supercell invests $3.8m in Luau Games, and Clash of Clans rakes in $71m in April

Tencent shuts down PUBG Mobile in China, Supercell invests $3.8m in Luau Games, and Clash of Clans rakes in $71m in April

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1. Clash of Clans revenue jumped 72% to $71 million in month after Gold Pass introduction

Supercell's long-time hit Clash of Clans had one of its best months ever in April thanks to the new Season Challenges and Gold Pass.

2. Brawl Stars dev Supercell invests $3.8m in Malmo start-up Luau Games

Supercell is continuing on the M&A trail, this time with an investment in new Swedish Luau Games, formed by two ex-King art directors.

3. Tencent shuts down PUBG Mobile in China

PUBG Mobile was one of the most popular games in China, regularly topping the App Store download chart. But having been unable to monetise it, Tencent is transferring players over to the new and approved battle royale title Game for Peace.

4. Loot box design 2.0: Complying with China's new rules

Publisher Yodo1 looks at the new rules in China and offers advice for developers on how they can monetise their games in the country.

5. Scopely acquires Star Trek Fleet Command dev Digit Game Studios

The two companies worked together on the very successful Star Trek Fleet Command, which has led to the two now joining forces on a permanent basis.


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