Azur Games said it was “divested from Russian game development studios to focus on other markets”.
Cyprus-based Azur Games has sold all of its shares in Russian and Belarussian video game companies, to “focus on other markets”. The mobile video game maker and publisher has really shifted its focus to other global markets, having recently acquired a 30% stake in French mobile game studio Pinpin Team and the company also acquired back 81% of the Mushroom Wars development team from Zillion Whales.
The mobile game maker released an official press release, stating that all shares have been acquired by the respective management of each company following the company’s relocation program. The following companies that have acquired shares from Azur Games include:
+ Like: Ural Games, Sibir Games, Sarafan, Last Level+ Belarus: Oasis Games and AGB
According to the official announcement, studios from other countries also participating in the Azur relocation program are still working with this mobile game maker. Dmitry Yaminsky, co-founder of Azur Games shared the message: “As an international publisher, we strive to build an efficient way to interact with partners and help developers move to countries different families. Some teams take advantage of the program and our relationship with them continues.”
Azur Games also acquired shares in studios KobGames and Skyrocket in 2021. International mobile game developer and publisher hits a new milestone, having over 3 billion downloads across all games. The studio hit 2 billion downloads less than a year ago, and Azur Games co-founder Dmitry Yaminsky says the future is even brighter thanks to unique strategies.
Yaminsky said Azur Games is one of the game makers determined to help developers by sharing analytics tools and even bringing in Azur experts to improve developers’ operations. This method brought abandoned games back from the graveyard while earning both publishers and developers a decent amount of money.
Azur Games has shared their working experiences and tried to build many attractive products. Chain Cube, a game brought back after high CPI and brought in $500k monthly. Another example is Sword Play, which thanks to Azur Games support made the game the number one game in the US of the year on both the App Store and Google Play. The top three games with the most downloads from Azur Games are below:
+ Stack Ball – 420 million installs+ Worms Zone – 369 million installs+ Chai Jump – 125 million installs