The Latest News on the Social Games Market in Europe and Emerging Markets


Who is Who in Europe: Mandala Games

By Huel Fuchsberger

Mandala Games is a French developer  located in Natntes. Their currently biggets game on Facebook is the slot machine game  La Riviera with 330,000.  Here are more information about the company:

  • Name: Mandala Games
  • Founded: Nantes (France)
  • Founded by: Nadya Jahan
  • Founded in: August 2010
  • Funding: No
  • Acquisitions: No
  • Number of employees: 6
  • Number of Games published: 2
  • List of Games published:
    La Riviera

    La Riviera Minigame on Facebook

  • Describe what you do in a sentence:
    Social Casino Games on Facebook and mobile
  • Games published on: Facebook and iOS
  • Working with publisher: Yes

    La Riviera on Facebook

  • Acting as a Publisher: No
  • Publishing games in with languages: English, French
  • Game genre/s: Social Casino Games
  • User demographics (gender) : Mostly Female
  • User demographics: location : Mainly in the US
  • Best-selling virtual item (also indicate price and game):
    Extra Bonus Power-up – $4.90 (La Riviera)
  • Most expensive virtual item (also indicate price and game):
    1.2M Coins Pack – $200 (La Riviera)
  • What do you see as currently most exciting trend in the industry:
    Social Gaming & Gambling Convergence

Who is Who in Europe: Telaxo France’s #1(In user base)

By Huel Fuchsberger

Telaxo is the #1 developer in France. With only 10 employees Mathieu Collas (CEO) manages to reaches over 18 Mio user (MAU). With a broad range of smaller titles they manage to appeal to a big audience spread all over the world and this mostly unnoticed.  Google only finds 16,000 results for “telaxo”. In comparison, Playdom which has the same amount of Facebook users gets 1,600,00. Even companies with far less user as Playtika manage to generate more results. Here are some details on Telaxo:

  • Name: Telaxo

    Wild Wild Taxi 1,000,000 MAU

  • Location: Telaxo was Founded in Paris and moved to Orleans.
  • Founded by: Mathieu Collas
  • Founded in: January 2004 and began
    to work on Facebook in March 2010.
  • Funding : No
  • Acquisitions : No
  • Number of employees: 10 and growing
  • Number of Games published: About 150

    Bouncing Balls 870,000 MAU

  • Top Games by MAU:
    Pool Practice
    Wild Wild Taxi
    Bouncing Balls
    Parking Mania
    Penalty Shootout
    Tower Blocks
  • Describe what you do in a sentence:
    We create casual games for our players all over the world.
  • Games published on: Facebook
  • Working with publisher : No
  • Acting as a Publisher : No
  • Publishing games in with languages: About 25 languages
    Mainly English, French, Spanish, Italian, German
  • Game genre: Casual games
  • User demographics: Mostly female (60%). All over the world
  • What do they see as currently most exciting trend in the industry:
    “Everything is going fast, everyone has to move quickly to stay on top.” – Mathieu Collas