Social-game developer Wooga found success on mobile with Jelly Splash, a color-tile matching game with more than 10 million downloads in eight weeks on iOS.
Wooga currently has 50 million active monthly users across its mobile and web games.
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Software giant Adobe is working hard to win over game developers to its Flash platform.
Jim Veevaert has crossed over from making games like Halo 3 to Zynga’s social games like Ruby Blast. He says he’s never going back.
Jens Begemann still believes in Facebook, but the CEO of Wooga is also expanding into mobile social games.
Editor’s Pick After Zynga, the second-biggest player on Facebook isn’t Electronic Arts anymore. It’s Wooga, a Berlin-based studio that has become Europe’s largest social game publisher with more than 49 million monthly active users on Facebook.
Now Wooga has raised $24 million in venture capital and has grown to more than 150 employees. The company now faces a number of strategic decisions, such as doubling down on Facebook or spreading out to platforms such as Google+ or Zynga.com. We caught up with co-founder Jens Begemann at the recent Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Here’s a transcript of our interview.
Wooga says it has become the fastest-growing social game developer on Facebook, and the company announced today that it has raised $24 million in a second round of funding.