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Krafton expands mobile games portfolio with purchase of 5minlab

Merging and acquiring into mobile all the live long day.

Bryant Francis, Senior Editor

February 14, 2022

1 Min Read
Key art for Smash Legends

PUBG: Battlegrounds developer Krafton has purchased Smash Legends developer 5minlab for a total of $19.9 million.

What does 5minlab have that the wildly successful Krafton is looking for? More resources for mobile game development of course. In a statement, Krafton CEO CH Kim praised 5minlab for being "an independent studio with outstanding developers who possess excellent technical skills."

"With our support, we only hope to embolden 5minlab’s ability to create exciting new titles," he added.

Along with Smash Legends, 5minlab has developed Como in Adventure, Brickscape and Express Thru.

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Bryant Francis

Senior Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Bryant Francis is a writer, journalist, and narrative designer based in Boston, MA. He currently writes for Game Developer, a leading B2B publication for the video game industry. His credits include Proxy Studios' upcoming 4X strategy game Zephon and Amplitude Studio's 2017 game Endless Space 2.

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