Addicting Games has acquired the online creature survival game Mope.io, a web and mobile game with more than 72 million players to date.
The move is part of a revival that Addicting Games, which has followed a winding road but is back as a maker of simple casual games that you can play on the web or on mobile devices when you want to zone out or learn some things. It may sound too simple in this age of big-budget games, but Addicting Games draws more than 10 million players a month.
It’s one of the ironies of the wheel of the game business that Addicting Games, which was once bought and passed around, is now back in the business of acquiring games.
The Santa Monica, California-based company didn’t disclose the purchase price, but it did say the deal was more than “seven figures.” Mope.io is a top-down multiplayer animal