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SciPlay Corporation has acquired Koukoi Games Oy, a Finland-based games developer. The deal will see Koukoi Games develop a new casual game concept, which is a key step in SciPlay’s expansion in the casual genre.

Koukoi, located in Oulu, Finland, brings an experienced and talented team that developed the hit title Om Nom Run which has been downloaded over 30 million times. Koukoi’s casual mobile games are built on their proprietary technology platform that includes modular game feature components and real-time multiplayer engines that can be used across games. The combination of Koukoi’s technology platform and SciPlay’s data-driven “Engine” will be the foundation of SciPlay’s drive to further expand in the $20B+ casual gaming genre.

“The strengths of the Koukoi team mesh perfectly with SciPlay’s strengths and we’re excited to welcome them to our Company. This is another step in the evolution of SciPlay as we continue to invest in future growth opportunities and build out our development pipeline. Together, we can build impactful evergreen games in the casual genre furthering our product and revenue diversification strategy,” Josh Wilson, CEO of SciPlay, said.

“Our studio was founded on our passion to make casual mash-up games that blend successful attributes of multiple genres, appealing to broad audiences through engaging gameplay and deep meta storylines. We are thrilled to be joining SciPlay to take our games to the next level by taking advantage of their product and analytical rigor, user acquisition expertise and market scale,” Antti Kananen, CEO of Koukoi, said.