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Acquisition News 2014: 9 of top 10 deals feature Asian Acquirers

Posted by Ernest Chung on May 15, 2014 4:16:55 PM

According to recent research done by the Corum Group in 2014, it was found that out of the top 10 deals in the gaming industry, 9 of those involved Asian acquirers.

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This trend held strong as last year there were 8 Asian firms involved out of the top 10 acquisitions within the online gaming industry. This may have been because the casual gamer is on the rise as mobile games become more widespread especially within Asia. In 2013, the value of all deals relating to games rose by 29% up to $5.6 billion total.

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A Brief Overview of the Turkish Payment Market

Posted by Ernest Chung on Apr 29, 2014 3:43:08 PM

With the recent global financial recession, many of the world’s leading economies fell drastically. While many were struggling to recover a foothold, the Turkish economy expanded by 9.2% in 2010 and by 8.5% in 2011. This solidified Turkey’s place as the fastest growing economy in Europe as well as one of the fastest growing economies in the world.

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Interview with Absolutist

Posted by Ulyana Chernyak on Jan 23, 2014 3:35:53 PM

Xsolla is pleased to publish another interview with an independent gaming company. Absolutist has been developing PC, smartphone and social games for 14 years already. Xsolla talked to Tatyana Garat, business development director at Absolutist, the future of F2P games and payment systems.

Let us start with a standard question… Please, tell us more about your company?

Absolutist was founded in 2000, and we only had 3 employees at that time. We started with casual games for PC as this market was growing fast. As our games proved popular among players, we developed mobile versions for Pocket OC and Palm and started to work on Flash games. By 2005 we grew to 60 employes.

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