Finnish studio Kitka Games has sold its hit game Stumble Guys to Scopely for an undisclosed fee.
The Fall Guys-alike now has 20m daily players worldwide, according to Scopely’s announcement.
“As a small game studio, our heart is in the development process and we were looking for the right partner to take Stumble Guys to the next level,” said Kitka Games CEO Olli Lahtinen.
“Scopely immediately stood apart as the right home for our beloved experience as we believe they will provide the infrastructure and creativity to help realise the full potential of the game, continuing to deepen and grow the community for years to come.”
The last few months have been quite a ride for Kitka, a tiny eight person team based in Kajaani, Finland. Stumble Guys rocketed to the top of the charts in July, by which point it had earned Kitka over $21m from 160m downloads. By the end of August, we reported that it had hit over 225m downloads, earning Kitka over $40m in lifetime IAP revenue.
Scopely chief revenue officer and board member Tim O’Brien said of the deal: “Stumble Guys is one of the most social multiplayer and deeply engaging experiences that we have seen in a long time, with more than 1 billion hours of playtime to date.”
“With community at its core, Stumble Guys embodies our strategic approach of investing in, creating and live operating games that resonate long-term with players, and we look forward to continuing to shepherd and expand the experience that players love.”
Scopely would not disclose the financial terms of the deal (we did ask). We have also asked which of its teams worldwide would be taking on the project, and what’s next for Kitka, which doesn’t have any other live games to speak of once Stumble Guys is sold on. We’ll report back if or when we find out.