Metacore closed 2023 with an operating loss of 5.6 million euros. This was announced in an interview with MobileGamer by Mika Tammenkoski, CEO of the Finnish studio.

Merge Mansion

He added that Metacore was close to becoming profitable. Although the studio failed to make a profit, its revenue grew significantly. Compared to 2022, it increased by 26% to 162 million euros. That's a lot of money for Metacore. In 2021, for example, the developers talked about revenue of 58 million euros, and in 2020 — about 3.5 million euros.

The main hit of Metacore remains the Merge Mansion mobile game, released in 2020.

"Merge Mansion has more than 50 million downloads, and its revenue is already approaching 400 million euros. But in many ways we feel that the work on Merge Mansion has just begun. Our goal is to turn it into a game capable of remaining popular for years, whose earnings will exceed a billion euros, and the audience will amount to hundreds of millions of people," Tammenkoski said.

Tammenkoski said that the studio hired a general manager for Merge Mansion. He became David Telenius, former head of the Candy Crush Soda Saga team and vice president of King.

The studio is currently working on a number of other games, but not everyone is doing well. In particular, Metacore recently decided to close the Sails of Fury puzzle (formerly Merge Vikings), because it did not achieve the necessary results.

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