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Week in Review: Mobile gaming is projected to grow 52% by 2022, Zynga has acquired “1010” mobile developer Gram Games, and Mobile game publisher Voodoo has raised an estimated $200 million from Goldman Sachs

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Digital/Mobile News

  • Zynga has acquired Gram Games, maker of the popular mobile game “1010,” for $250 million. Last year, Zynga also acquired Peak Games, another mobile developer, for $100 million. (VentureBeat)
 

Gaming News

  • Game developer Epic Games and investment company Interactive Gaming Ventures are creating a fund for independent game developers. The fund is exclusively dedicated to helping indies publish titles made with Unreal Engine 4, Epic Games’ flagship game-making technology. (Variety)

Business News

  • Both NRG eSports and Riot Games are advancing their high school eSports initiatives. The two companies will sponsor teams and scholarships, as well as provide funding for equipment. (The eSports Observer)