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Clash of Clans maker Supercell raises $1.5bn to become the next Nintendo

Its Clash of Clans and Hay Day games have made Finnish startup Supercell one of the biggest mobile games firms in the world this year, grossing $179m (£116.7m) in the first three months of the year alone.<p>In April, Supercell raised $130m of venture capital funding valuing the company at $770m, but …

Clash of Clans maker Supercell nabs $1.5B in SoftBank deal

Japanese telecommunications giant SoftBank is investing a boatload of cash in Clash of Clans developer Supercell, the company announced Tuesday.<p>SoftBank, along with GungHo Online Entertainment, a company it holds a majority stake in, have signed a deal with Finland-based Supercell (PDF) to acquire …

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In Rovio And Supercell’s Wake, Finland’s Gaming Scene Sees A Renaissance

Somehow, 2013 marked the year that Helsinki became a global gaming capital in its own right.<p>Maybe it was because Supercell, a humble gaming studio that started back in 2010, blossomed into a $3 billion company in less than a year.<p>Or maybe it was when Rovio announced the two billionth download for …

The Money's In Mobile: Supercell And The Rise Of Gaming's New Giants

Some were surprised to learn that the now-removed and often maddening Flappy Bird is netting its developer $50,000 a day in advertising revenue. But really, that’s small potatoes compared to Finnish <i>wunderkind</i> Supercell, which just announced it made $892 million year, thanks to it hit games <i>Hay Day</i> …

Cash of Clans: Supercell Reports Huge Revenue Jump in 2013

$892 million in 2013.<p>No surprise here: Supercell, the company behind the hit games Clash of Clans and Hay Day, saw some big money in 2013.<p>The Finnish mobile game studio’s revenue increased nearly ninefold year over year, from $101 million in 2012 to $892 million in 2013. EBITDA climbed from $51 …

Clash of Clans maker Supercell is raking in millions every day

“Tablet First” focused Supercell led their clan to victory in 2013. The Finnish company behind the popular mobile games Clash of Clans and Hay Day is reporting some impressive financials for 2013.<p>Supercell got into the modern mobile, tablet-centric style of apps with their releases of the games Hay …

'Clash of Clans' creator plans third game for next month

Supercell, the Finland-based game company behind the wildly popular Clash of Clans and Hay Day, will launch its next game in March, the company confirmed to Reuters on Wednesday.<p>Dubbed Boom Beach, the game, which is already available as a trial, will allow gamers to battle it out on beaches. It's …

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'Clash of Clans' Developer Supercell Reports $829 Million In Revenue And A Desire To Support The Finnish Community

Finnish mobile game developer Supercell has reported revenue of $892 million for 2013, a significant gain on 2012′s revenue of $101 million. With just two games released (‘Clash of Clans‘ and ‘Hay Day‘), Supercell has seemingly cracked the winning formula in the mobile space.<p>CEO Ilkka Paananen …

Team Behind Finnish Success Story Supercell Launches Nordic Startup Fund

The brains and money behind Supercell Oy, the Finnish developer behind popular mobile games Clash of Clans and Hay Day, have launched an early stage investment vehicle to give embryonic Nordic startups what their American counterparts in Silicon Valley receive from super angel investors: big …

Clash of Clans' alleged Facebook hacker says dev makes $5.15M daily

A hacker called Ethical Spectrum claims to have hacked developer Supercell's official <i>Clash of Clans</i> and <i>Hay Day</i> Facebook pages and posted a screenshot that purports to show the company's daily revenue.<p>Multiple social network posts from a hacker have since been deleted, though pictures are archived …

Supercell vs King: How do Clash of Clans and Candy Crush gamers compare?

Clash of Clans from Supercell and Candy Crush Saga from King, are two of the best performing mobile games worldwide, both on track to generate …

Supercell Earns $30M a Month from Clash of Clans and Hay Day

A lot of people were surprised to learn that Flappy Bird, the hit smartphone game which caused such uproar this week, was earning its creator Dong …

How Clash of Clans' clan wars got me addicted all over again

Just when I thought I was out, a bunch of goblins and barbarians pull me back in.<p>I'm talking about "Clash of Clans," the mobile game found on the iPhone and on Android devices that lets you manage a kingdom and try out various strategies. Its creator, Supercell, is the poster child for hitting the …

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Clash of Clans dev reports $892M revenue year, new game coming

Finnish developer Supercell reported collecting $892 million in revenue during its 2013 fiscal year and is already looking ahead for its next project, according to Reuters.<p>Supercell, founded in 2010, is currently planning to launch its third game, a combat game set on a beach called <i>Boom Beach</i>, next …

Spending A Week With Supercell's 'Clash of Clans'

This month’s drama with Flappy Bird taught me one very important lesson: Any scene or game is worth covering if it gets 2 million page views.<p>I’m kidding (sort of), but those views cemented a lesson I probably should have learned a while ago. People care about mobile, about Apple's iOS and Google's …

The $2.4 Million-Per-Day Company: Supercell

<b>The ‘Hit-Makers from Helsinki’ have posted massive revenues with a small, international team and few games. The game developer just raised $130 million on a $770 million valuation and could explode even further with new markets and a jump to Android.</b><p>The first thing you notice when you enter …

SoftBank buys Clash of Clans developer Supercell, pushes into mobile gaming

Cellular carriers benefit from mobile gaming -- it drives some customers to buy high-end phones, after all -- but it's rare that networks have a big stake in the category. That changes today, as SoftBank (with help from game developer GungHo) has bought Supercell, best known for producing <i>Clash of</i> …

Finnish games renaissance is the result of a lack of interest in money, says Supercell

The boom of Finland's games industry is the result of a cultural disinterest in making money, Supercell CEO Ilkka Paananen told TechCrunch, expaining the growing success of companies like Rovio, Grand Cru and Supercell itself in the country.<p>While an initial push in games development came from the …

Clash of Clans dev Supercell sells 51 percent stake to Softbank

<i>Clash of Clans</i> and <i>Hay Day</i> developer Supercell sold a 51 percent stake in the company worth $1.5 billion to the Japanese tech group Softbank, Reuters reports.<p>Of the total investment, 20 percent will come from Softbank's gaming subsidiary GungHo Online Entertainment, the company that acquired <i>Lollipop</i> …

Holy crap, Supercell is now valued at $770M, doing $2.4M a day

Forbes has just published an interview with Supercell founder Ilkka Paananen in which the quiet CEO revealed some astonishing revenue figures.<p>The …

Puzzle & Dragons developer sells its stake in Clash of Clans maker Supercell for $344M

Megapopular mobile strategy game Clash of Clans isn’t just making money for its developer, Supercell. It also just helped Puzzle & Dragons studio GungHo Online Entertainment generate a significant profit.<p>GungHo just sold its stake in Supercell for $344 million, according to consultant Serkan Toto …

Chillingo takes on Supercell's Clash of Clans with Tiny Troopers: Alliance

The latest title in Chillingo’s Tiny Troopers franchise is here in the form of Tiny Troopers: Alliance.<p>As we previously noted following its …

‘Clash of Clans’ Is One Huge Hit

Move over XBox and PS4 lovers, the hottest game out is none other than <i>Clash of Clans</i>. The Android-based game developed by the Finnish gaming company …

Smartphone App Revenue Dominated By A Handful Of Games And Developers

Smartphone watchers are happy to describe the current third-party developer ecosystem as ‘an app world’, but new research suggests that it is ‘a gaming world’ instead, and you’re going to need large pockets if you are going to attempt to take on the big names.<p>Midia Research looked at the top …

Was the Clash of Clans Super Bowl commercial about user acquisition?

This past Sunday, Supercell aired the below commercial for Clash of Clans during the 49th NFL Super Bowl:<p>NBC, the network which hosted the Super …

Budweiser, Nissan, Snickers and other brands’ big-game commercials have not been as popular online as Finnish developer Supercell’s<p>Mobile games developer Supercell’s Super Bowl commercial for Clash of Clans has been more popular on YouTube than rival ads from an array of traditional brands.<p>The …

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Thoughts on Supercell videos

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