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Berlin-based gaming startup wooga expands into the market of mobile games

The second-largest social games company in the world, wooga, has recently announced it will be bringing its popular social games to iOS, starting with the hit title, ‘Diamond Dash’.

Played by over 10 million users per month, Diamond Dash is currently the 10th most popular game on Facebook. In addition, wooga will create original HTML5-based mobile game titles, enabling millions of players to compete and play against their friends around the world, no matter what device they’re using. wooga’s move into the mobile games industry marks a major milestone for the young company.

wooga, a short for ‘world of gaming’, produces engaging, accessible games for Facebook and now, for mobile users as well. Since Jens Begemann founded wooga back in 2009, the Berlin-based startup has quickly grown to become the second largest social game developer in the world, with over 34 million monthly active users. According to wooga’s latest press release, the young company is also the fastest growing social games startup in the world, with over 300% recorded active user growth over the last 12 months.

“We set out this year with an ambitious goal, to become the second largest social game developer on Facebook,” said Jens Begemann, Founder and CEO of wooga, “Today, I am pleased to announce that we have achieved our growth targets well ahead of schedule, thanks to the creativity and ingenuity of our team, as well as our unique approach to game creation and global distribution. As our business continues to grow, we are committed to investing in the most innovative technologies and platforms. We look forward to bringing our exciting and original game titles to a new global audience of mobile users.”

Find this interesting? To find out more about wooga, check out the interview we did with their founder Jens Begemann.

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Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr is the "Editor in Chief" of EU-Startups.com and started the blog in October 2010. He is excited about Europe's future, passionate about new business ideas and lives in Barcelona (Spain).


  1. […] The social games company Wooga was founded in 2009. The startup’s free-to-play Facebook games are enjoyed by over 50 million active players per month – 70% of which are women. Wooga’s games generate revenue by selling interactive goods. Monster World players (for e.g.) have bought more than 100 million magic wands so far – making Wooga the biggest supplier of interactive magic equipment in the world. Last month Wooga announced a 185% increase in users for 2011 and a focus on mobile platforms for 2012 where the young company will bring its most successful social games to mobile devices. […]

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