Tencent podiže maloljetnički ulog u Voodoo-u kako bi pomogao napraviti povremene igre

Tencent se opet vratio i pokupio je manjinski stog u Voodoo-u. U slučaju da niste svjesni što je "Voodoo", to je grupa ili tim koji se fokusira na stvaranje "hiper-ležernih mobilnih igara" koje uključuju naslove poput Ljubičasti ronilac i Bejzbol momak.

As for Voodoo’s background, the French video game developer that also doubles over as a publisher is based in Paris, France. Founded in 2013 by Alexandre Yazdi and LaurentRitter, the team focuses on free-to-play “hyper-casual games” for Android and iOS devices.

Reports claim that Voodoo’s games have accrued over 2 billion downloads as of April 2019, which was topped In December 2019 by its 2.6 billion download milestone. The company is also responsible for 300 million monthly active users, and “1 billion individual players.”

Naslovi koje je objavio Voodoo uključuju Helix skok, Bejzbol momak, Zmija protiv Bloka, Hole.io, Aquapark.ioi Ljubičasti ronilac.

With the aforesaid numbers in the equation, it’s not hard to see why Tencent would want a minority stake in Voodoo. Moreover, here’s what Voodoo CEO Yazdi had to say about Tencent acquiring said stake in his company via Twitter:

“I am thrilled to announce a major milestone in the history of Voodoo, with the arrival of @TencentGlobal as a minority shareholder. Thank you to our amazing team for the great work, excited about the future.”

Kao i po ft.com, we learn that Tencent and Voodoo’s deal sits at $1.4 billion, but specifics on value or percentage have not been divulged. However, we know that this minority stake will allow Voodoo to expand beyond “hyper-casual games” and into “casual games.”

S tim u vezi, evo najnovijeg popisa studija studija video igara i drugih tvrtki u kojima Tencent posjeduje ulog od kolovoza 2020. godine:

  • Riot Igre - 100%
  • Morski pas - 100%
  • Supercell - 84.3%
  • Brusno igranje - 80%
  • Epic Games - 40%
  • Fatshark - 36%
  • Stunlock Studios - 31%
  • Glu Mobile - 21%
  • Funcom - 29%
  • veličanstven - 20%
  • Netmarble - 17.6%
  • Kakao - 13.5%
  • Tesla Motors - 12%
  • Bluehole - 10%
  • Sumo grupa i Sumo Digital - 10%
  • Razvoj granica - 9%
  • Ubisoft - 5%
  • Activision Blizzard - 5%
  • Paradox Interactive - 5%
  • Yager - neotkriveni manjinski udjel
  • Vudu - neotkriveni manjinski udjel
  • PlatinumGames - neobjavljena kapitalna ulaganja

Kao što smo vidjeli gore, Tencent ima ruku u mnogim poznatim tvrtkama. Ipak, i druge su popularne usluge poput Reddita i Discord-a dobile sredstva od Tencenta:

  • Reddit - od Tencenta su početkom 150. dobili ulaganja u iznosu od 2019 milijuna USD (nepoznato plaćanje 2020.)
  • Nesloga - od Tencenta u 158. godini dobio 2018 milijuna američkih dolara (nepoznata plaćanja 2019. i 2020.)

You can learn more about Tencent’s deal with Voodoo by hitting up ft.com.