According to Chinese media reports, social game developer and operator Rekoo has taken over Beijing-based developer HappySNS for $20 million. The acquisition was completed late last year and is believed to make Rekoo the largest social gaming company in China. HappySNS produces games for Tencent, Kaixin001 as well as other social networks and claims to have 30 million users. On Facebook, HappySNS currently sees 130,000 monthly active users. One of its popular titles is Fishing Paradise, a social game about catching and raising fishes.
Rekoo’s games on Mixi and other Asian social networks reach 20 million players, according to the company; its Facebook apps such as Animal Paradise or Sunshine Ranch have 250,000 monthly active users altogether.
Founded in 2008, Rekoo has offices in Beijing and Tokyo and is in the process of opening new branches in several countries.