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OrangeGames picks up majority stake in Habbo dev Sulake

It's not clear how much OrangeGames shelled out for its chunk of the Finnish studio, which also created the free-to-play social adventure Hotel Hideaway.

Chris Kerr

May 18, 2018

1 Min Read

Dutch digital content company and publisher OrangeGames has picked up a majority stake in Habbo creator Sulake. 

It's not clear how much OrangeGames shelled out for its chunk of the Finnish studio, which also created the free-to-play social adventure Hotel Hideaway

Habbo has amassed over 270 million registered accounts since launching in 2000, while Hotel Hideaway currently boasts more than 300,000 monthly active users. 

OrangeGames board member Joost Merks explained the company now hopes to introduce those social communities to even bigger audiences. 

Telecommunications outfit Elisa, which previously acquired Sulake back in 2013, will retain a minority stake.

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Chris Kerr

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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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