PlayMesh changes their name to Quark Games

In an effort to rebrand themselves as a developer of hardcore games, PlayMesh today announced that they changed their name to Quark Games.

PlayMesh, developer of strategic combat game Valor, will transition their focus fully on competitive mobile games. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company will also sunset all of its older casual games in their portfolio.

“Our DNA is hardcore and there is an enormous opportunity to bring intensely competitive experiences to people’s pockets,” said Quark Games CEO Eric Peng, in a statement. “It’s time to move mobile games beyond uninspired time sinks and into highly engaging entertainment. Our new brand is a reflection of our dedication and focus to the hardcore category.”

PlayMesh, which was founded in 2008, garnered more than 40 million downloads, with more than 50 of their games reaching the top 25 in the app stores, before they moved on to working on Valor. In October, Valor moved from No. 139 spot to the No. 25 spot on the top grossing iPhone apps chart, which led to us speaking with  PlayMesh’s VP and Valor game lead Shawn Foust to get his thoughts about the success of Valor.

According to our traffic tracking service AppData, Valor is ranked No. 186 in the top grossing iPhone apps category and No. 199 in the top grossing iPad apps category.