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It’s unfair to call any MMO that generates revenue, in this climate, a disappointment. But it’s probably fair to say that NCsoft and its in-house team Carbine had likely expected more from new title WildStar. The game aimed to shake up the MMO market with different gameplay focuses for various player types, depending on their taste for exploration or combat. With revenues nearing $39m don’t expect them to give up just yet – especially when you consider that the game was years in development, and devised by former World of Warcraft leads, who know how to make a long-term project work better than most.
Genera Games is a Spanish studio operating in the mobile space. It predominantly works in partnership with several big IP holders. Its titles include match-three puzzler Star Trek: Wrath of Gems, a Forest Gump-themed endless runner – yes, it’s called Run Forrest Run – and interactive storybook Star Wars Journeys: The Phantom Menace. But by far the biggest is its Frozen game for Disney, Frozen Free Fall. As with anything that Elsa sprinkles her frosty magic dust over, the game has instantly turned into a money-printing machine, netting around $40m in the last year. WWW.DEVELOP100.COM