UK startup Sonantic raises €2.3 million to bring realistic yet artificial voices to games studios worldwide

London-based on-demand ‘artificial voices’ provider Sonantic has secured €2.3 million in seed funding with a lofty goal to upend the global game and entertainment voice industry. The round was led by EQT Ventures with prior backers such as Entrepreneur First, AME Cloud Ventures and Bart Swanson of Horizons Ventures chipping in. Founded by two speech […]

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Ubisoft acquires majority of Berlin-based studio Kolibri Games to strengthen its stake in idle games

French gaming giant Ubisoft has acquired 75 percent of Berlin-based Kolibri Games, a top developer of mobile free-to-play games and one of the leaders of the “idle” games genre. Jean-Michel Detoc, Executive Director of Ubisoft Mobile, explained: “We are strengthening our ‘idle’ games portfolio with the acquisition of Kolibri Games, one of the leaders in […]

Mail.Ru’s MY.GAMES acquires Belarusian game studio SWAG MASHA; terms undisclosed

MY.GAMES, a subsidiary of Mail.Ru and one of Eastern Europe’s leading online entertainment brands, has announced its acquisition of Minsk, Belarus-based studio SWAG MASHA, which is behind popular mobile title Love Sick: Interactive Stories. With more than three million registered players around the world, the game was SWAG MASHA’s first ever released (last January). MY.GAMES […]