Kwalee to acquire French game developer, Tictales

Kwalee CEO, David Darling

Game developer and publisher Kwalee has acquired French game developer Tictales. To date, Kwalee has achieved more than 750m downloads across its hypercasual games portfolio.

The deal to buy Tictales is Kwalee’s first acquisition in its 10-year history, signalling its intent to build upon global hypercasual success with both casual and hybrid-casual titles.

Tictales has published 14 free-to-play romance narrative-based mobile games in the last seven years, including Perfume of Love, Fictions and Swiit Crush – Interactive Stories. Collectively, these have been downloaded more than 6m times.

“It’s a proud moment for us to make Kwalee’s first acquisition, and Tictales is the perfect partner,” said Kwalee CEO David Darling. “With their successful track record of casual mobile games and ability to tell a compelling story through their games, their ambitions match our own and we’re looking forward to building collective success.”