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King closes Singapore studio Nonstop Games

Heroes of Honor creator is no more

Singapore-based mobile developer Nonstop Games has closed down, its parent company King has confirmed

The studio was set up by Finnish developers under the title GamesMadeMe, before switching names in 2012. It was acquired by King in 2014 for an initial payment of $6m, rising to $32m and including a $10m 'golden handcuff' payment to ensure key staff didn't leave within the first 12 months.

Nonstop was best known for mobile and Facebook strategy game Heroes of Honor, but the title was discontinued last year.

King bought the developer in an effort to improve its core gaming output as it looked to move beyond the casual space. Now with Activision Blizzard as its parent, the company has additional expertise at its disposal to act on this plan.

"After careful consideration, we have taken the difficult decision to close our Singapore studio," King told Gamesindustry.biz in a statement.

"We have a fantastic team and world-class talent in the studio and will be working hard to ensure as many people as possible stay within King. For those leaving the company we are committed to ensuring the best possible transition and assistance."

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