Kwalee acquires Tictales

Kwalee moves into casual gaming market with its first ever acquisition.
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Kwalee has made its first ever studio acquisition with French developer Tictales.

Kwalee, publisher studio with 750 million downloads across its hyper-casual games portfolio, acquires Tictales for future narrative-driven games. This acquisition marks the first-ever of the 10-year-old company.

In the last seven years, fourteen games have been developed and published by Tictales. The acquired company has a strong portfolio, with more than 6 million downloads and 350 million hours of gameplay. They are mostly known for their titles such as Perfume of Love, Fictions, and Swiit Crush – Interactive Stories.

Kwalee doubled its size last year with its global expansion. With Tictales, the company is spread across 18 countries.

“We have been committed since day one to creating amazing mobile fiction for our audience and I’m very proud of all the team members of Tictales for this milestone. The long-term vision of Tictales is to bring bigger franchises to the world, with our production capacity increasing and new talents joining our team. We and Kwalee share the same philosophy about high-quality games and we cannot wait to show our exciting new projects to the world.”

Christophe Chocho, Sales Manager and Co-Founder of Tictales.

“Our talented team crafts the best narrative experiences for fans to enjoy for many years. Joining Kwalee allows us to concentrate on these passions and specialisms while benefiting from their expertise, particularly in marketing and publishing.”

Harouna Camara, Creative Director and Co-Founder of Tictales.

“It’s a proud moment for us to make Kwalee’s first acquisition, and Tictales is the perfect partner. With their successful track record of casual mobile games and ability to tell a compelling story through their games, their ambitions match our own and we’re looking forward to building collective success.”

David Darling, CEO of Kwalee.

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