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Kwalee acquires narrative game maker Tictales

The deal marks Kwalee's first ever acquisition.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

January 24, 2022

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Multiplatform publisher Kwalee has acquired narrative game maker Tictales for an undisclosed fee.

The deal marks Kwalee's first ever acquisition, and according to the company will allow it to expand its hypercasual business by leveraging both casual and hybrid-casual titles.

Based in France, Tictales is known for developing and publishing titles including Perfume of Love, Fictions, and Swiit Crush - Interactive Stories. Its game roster has amassed over 6 million downloads to date.

Kwalee, which has offices in Bangalore and Beijing alongside its UK headquarters, said Tictales will continue to operate independently post-acquisition.

"It's a proud moment for us to make Kwalee's first acquisition, and Tictales is the perfect partner,” said Kwalee CEO David Darling. "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."

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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