Germany — Social game developer wooga announced Tuesday at a Casual Connect conference in Seattle, Wash., that it is expanding its business into mobile. The first title to make the transition is Diamond Dash, which the company reports is played by 10 million users per month.
Wooga founder and CEO Jens Begemann also said the company is committed to creating original HTML5 based mobile game titles, making it possible for users to play against each other regardless of device. An investment round in May led by Highland Capital Partners provided an additional $24 million, which is being used for these developments.
The Berlin-based company now ranks behind just Electronic Arts-PopCap Games and Zynga in the popularity of its Facebook games.
The company reports over 300 percent recorded active user growth over the last 12 months, led by Monster World, Happy Hospital, Bubble Island and its flagship Diamond Dash.