Social game publisher and developer Peak Games announced the acquisition of Saudi developer Kammelna Games today for an undisclosed sum.
The acquisition deepens Peak’s ties to the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region where the publisher makes most of its money off hyper-localized social game adaptations — like Komşu Çiftlik, the Turkish language adaptation of TheBroth’s Barn Buddy. In September, the company raised $11.5 million in a second round of funding to acquire two Turkish studios and increase regional operations in South America and Mexico.
The Kammelna buy brings Peak Games into Saudi Arabia — a country which shows a preference for card or board games, similar to what Peak’s audiences in Turkey and the rest of MENA prefer. Speaking to Inside Social Games at our Inside Social Apps conference earlier this month, Peak CSO Rinah Onur explained that Kammelna is a very small studio that made its name with a single card game of the same name. Peak claims that Saudi Arabia sees the highest average revenue per user (ARPU) by region.