COPENHAGEN and SACRAMENTO, CA, September 10th, 2018: Hugo Games (OMX: HUGO) is pleased to announce that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire California-based “5th Planet Games”.
5th Planet Games is a leading community-focused mobile and browser-based game company. It was founded in 2009 by owner Robert Winkler and consists of a 15-person team which is highly specialized in developing and publishing community-based mobile games – a type of game with a high degree of retention, monetization and user lifetime value.
The Sacramento-based game company has an impressive track record with several well-known games in its portfolio. Their best-known title is the smash-hit game “Dawn of the Dragons”, which has grossed over 27.7 million USD based on over 6.1 million downloads. 5th Planet Games is planning to release the highly awaited sequel “Dawn of the Dragons 2” in 2019.
Hugo Games CEO Henrik Nielsen is excited about teaming up with 5th Planet Games and calls the two companies “a perfect match”.
“5th Planet Games has a proven track record and will add highly valued skills and experience to the existing Hugo Games team,” says Henrik Nielsen, CEO of Hugo Games.
“We will supplement each other perfectly. The merged company will have a great potential. Together, our company is poised to be a major force in developing mobile and browser-based games. We are proud to partner with their amazing team to drive the future of interactive entertainment.”
Henrik Nielsen specifically points towards the 5th Planet Games experiences with successful retention in their community-based games, and their ability to monetarize on them, as important benefits. The California company knows how to build great mobile games and knows how to maintain the users.
With “Dawn of the Dragons”, 5th Planet Games succeeded in reaching a lifetime value of 2,000+ USD per player in the top 10 percent of all the players. That’s why 5th Planet Games is able to uphold an ongoing steady revenue stream – a revenue stream that now will flow into the combined companies. 5th Planet Games presently has four games in its portfolio – Tap Cat 9 Lives, Age of Heroes, Curio Quest and Dawn of the Dragons. Robert Winkler will continue in his current role as Studio Lead. More information on the acquisition will be released soon.
About Hugo Games
Hugo Games is a mobile games publisher and developer located in Copenhagen and Nottingham. At Hugo Games we are honoured to cooperate with strong IPs as The Adventures of Tintin and premium sports brands as FC Barcelona, Liverpool FC and Paris St. Germain — as well as soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo and skater icon Nyjah Huston. We are proud to expand the world of television hit series Vikings — and we are thrilled to produce the official sequel to the legendary Doodle Jump. For more information see www.hugogames.com or contact Hugo Games CEO Henrik Nielsen +45 27 200 200