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Plarium to acquire Futureplay Studios

Raid: Shadow Legends studio will use its resources to grow Finnish casual games developer

Online and social games publisher Plarium announced that it plans to acquire mobile developer Futureplay.

After the purchase, Plarium will use its expertise and resources to expand Finland-based Futureplay's library of casual games.

"We are eager to grow and learn from Plarium's expertise as veterans in the mobile game market," said CEO and co-founder of Futureplay Jami Laes.

"This collaboration will help enhance our existing games and bring new offerings to our players. Beyond the resources and talent Plarium provides to help us build even better gaming experiences for our players, we share a similar vision of maintaining a creative development environment where business growth never impedes on our passion for simply creating games that we want to play."

Founded in 2009, Plarium has developed and self-published titles such as Raid: Shadow Legends, Vikings: War of Clans, and Lost Island Blast Adventure.

In 2017, the publisher was acquired by Australian casino company Aristocrat.

Based out of Helsinki, Finland the Futureplay studio founded in 2015 by Laes, Mika Rahko, Arttu Mäki, Kai Auvinen, and Tuomas Huhtanen.

The developer created games such as Merge Gardens, Battlelands Royale, and Idle City Empire.

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