[Website] Wargaming today announced WG Cells, a new mobile games publishing and development division. It will be strategically led by Wargaming management team veteran Marat Karpeko and operationally headed by David Bluhm, previously CEO of DropForge Games. The mobile success of World of Tanks Blitz, with over 35 million downloads, served as the catalyst that spawned WG Cells.
The game provided Wargaming with invaluable insights and experience in the mobile gaming business, title development and publishing. To further leverage Wargaming’s resources and expertise, WG Cells includes development studios in Seattle and Kyiv, and will be expanding its presence in key regional mobile markets to fully capitalize on the rapid growth of the mobile gaming sector.
WG Cells’ current portfolio includes several new iOS games:
– Slam Squad, a role-playing game with a physics-based battle mechanic set to launch in 2016.
– Loot & Legends, a highly rated strategy/role-playing game that was named Editor’s Choice by Apple’s App Store last August and currently available on Apple iPad.
– Fantastic Plastic Squad, developed by Pound Sand studios, launching this year; a third-person shooter set in the 1980s, which was featured on Apple TV at the Apple Special Event, September 2015.