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Candy Crush maker acquires Singapore's Nonstop Games for S$7.5m

Nonstop Games will continue to work on games for King, the creator of Candy Crush Saga, and these are expected to launch next year.

SINGAPORE: Heroes of Honour developer Nonstop Games has been acquired by King, the creator of Candy Crush Saga, for S$7.5 million (US$6 million) in cash upfront, according to King's second quarter financial report.

The report, released on Tuesday (Aug 12), said certain Nonstop Games employee shareholders also received US$10 million upfront in exchange for working at King for a year following the acquisition date.

King says the acquisition will be a way to add new games “outside of its traditional casual genre”. Nonstop Games will remain based in Singapore and will continue working on these games, which are expected to launch next year.

Nonstop Games was first founded as a studio called GamesMadeMe in 2011. The four Finnish co-founders - Mr Teemu Ikonen, Mr Henrik Karlström, Mr Juha Paananen and Mr Henric Suuronen - initially worked in different locations before deciding to relocate in Singapore.

Heroes of Honor, a cross-platform real-time city-management strategy game that features real time battles, is the company’s first and only game.

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