To help you keep on top of a busy news cycle and the latest hot topics in mobile gaming, each week we round up the five most-read stories on PocketGamer.biz.
This was the news cycle for the week starting 12 April 2021.
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Why did Zynga spend $168 million buying hypercasual studio Rollic?
For games like High Heels, which has gone viral on TikTok.
Rovio acquired Darkfire Games, turning it into Rovio Copenhagen, and now that studio's debut title - midcore RPG Darkfire Heroes - is now live.
The King-developed Activision-published Crash Bandicoot: On the Run has certainly generated plenty of downloads - almost 40 million to-date.
But revenue data has been less easily shared.
Market intelligence outfit Sensor Tower estimates $700,000 during week one.
Mobile ad monetisation outfit AppLovin generated plenty of headlines with its NASDAQ float, valuing the entire company at $30 billion, raising around $2 billion for managements and investors in the process.
Seems like the first DOOM game for mobile this decade is getting people excited, even if it is a top-down shooter.