Voodoo, one of the largest mobile video game publishers, today announced a significant investment in Teskin, an Israeli casual game developer. It provided no financial details.
Teskin, founded in 2018 by Iliya Tesler and Lior Gluskin, is a developer of match three and puzzle games for Android and iOS, with popular titles including Candy Deluxe, Jewels Planet, and Jewel Empire.
Since it was founded in 2013 by CEO Alexandre Yazdi, and Laurent Ritter, Voodoo with games like Paper.io (its first hit), Crowd City, and Helix Jump, says it has accumulated over 5 billion downloads and 300 million monthly active users across a portfolio of over 100 games.
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The company has raised $516.9 million to date.
Voodoo has grown from a small studio in Paris to a worldwide team of over 550 people, with offices in Montpellier, Berlin, Amsterdam, Barcelona, London, Kharkiv, Montreal, Istanbul, Tokyo, Singapore, Tel Aviv, and Raanana (Israel).
Teskin will become a part of Voodoo’s casual business segment while maintaining its independence. The young company expands its workforce and strengthens its library of blockbuster games with new funding and Voodoo’s assistance.
“We’re happy to be investing in Teskin to accelerate their growth in the casual gaming sector,” stated Alexandre Yazdi, Co-Founder and CEO of Voodoo. “Iliya and Lior have developed a strong, high-performing, and self-motivated team with an exceptional track record of successful match three and puzzle games. We’re taking another important step forward toward our aim to entertain the globe as a whole.”
Teskin co-founders Lior Gluskin and Iliya Tesler added: “We share Voodoo’s objective of making high-quality games and entertaining players. We will be able to break new records with Voodoo’s investment by increasing our staff and achieving our initial objective of making premier mobile games that people will enjoy playing for years.”