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Turkish game developers attract interest from Tencent and Zynga

Agile companies such as Peak and Masomo coveted for strength in Asian market

Turkish games developer Masomo, which was acquired by Tencent last year, is currently developing a basketball game for mobile phones. (Photo courtesy of Masomo) 

ISTANBUL -- Turkey may not be the first place that springs to mind when it comes to games development. But the country's gaming industry has in fact attracted international attention for years and is now under increased focus as global demand for digital entertainment has expanded due to the coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. gaming group Zynga, known for its agriculture simulation game FarmVille, announced on July 2 that it had acquired Turkish mobile gaming startup Peak Games for $1.85 billion.

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