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KING MALMO As with the other King entries, we’ve split out each of the mobile/social-casual giant’s games to its respective studios, despite plenty of cross-site operational activity going on behind the scenes. The Malmo team in Sweden is responsible for Pet Rescue Saga, which is likely to be grossing at least $25m a year for the studio. King Malmo, founded five years ago back in 2010, devised the Pet Rescue franchise which it first launched over on Facebook. However King Malmo then expanded the series onto mobile to capitalise on the expansive Candy Crush boom.

ABOUT Country: Sweden www.king.com

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OBSIDIAN ENTERTAINMENT Those familiar with this RPG expert’s recent softography might be surprised to hear it that needed the support of its community to survive. But Obsidian is another of the Kickstarter ‘class of 2012’. For Obsidian the dream project was Pillars of Eternity. The RPG was released this year to acclaim and decent Steam user numbers – but not after financial scares thanks to the critical reaction to its Fallout instalment and the protracted development of South Park: Stick of Truth. Crowdfunding has given it a renewed life as a collaborative developer – it maintains a tech-sharing agreement with nearby inXile.

ABOUT Country: United States www.obsidian.net

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