Turkish developed mobile games accounted for 20% of US top 100 | Pocket Gamer.biz

Throughout April 2021, 20 cell video games in prime 100 most downloaded titles within the US originated from Turkey.

As outlined by a report from startup monitor startups.watch (by way of Every day Sabah), a number of hypercasual video games from Good Job Video games and Rollic appeared on the listing for the month, whereas Garawel Video games topped the group on the iOS platform.

Extra studios are being based within the nation resulting from its decrease improvement prices, that are growing as a result of devaluation of the Turkish Lira in comparison with the US greenback. 

Zynga, for one, snapped up a number of Turkey-based corporations in 2020, together with Toon Blast creator Peak Video games for $1.85 billion and the aforementioned Rollic for $168 million.

Rising sector

It was additional outlined that 61 startups raised $509 million from traders in Q1 2021 – a brand new report for the Turkish trade – 49 of which occurred in Istanbul.

Turkey grew to turn into the tenth largest nation for angel and VC investments in Europe throughout this era and positioned second within the Center East and North Africa (solely behind Israel).

Moreover, Istanbul’s Dream Video games – recognized for puzzle title Royal Match – acquired the largest funding within the video games sector in a single spherical of funding, when it raised $50 million from a Collection A funding spherical.

Turkish startup Ace Video games lately raised $7 million in seed funding, because the studio seems to develop its hypercasual output.

 French cell video games writer Voodoo invested in Istanbul-based studio Fabrika Video games late in 2020.