Casual studio with over 100 million downloads taps Carry1st to scale next hit title

Carry1st has entered into a global, multi-year publishing agreement with the veterans at Raketspel to publish the studio’s next casual game, Mine Rescue!, to be released in Spring 2021.

It’s an exciting move for the South African publisher that has garnered a stellar reputation over the past twelve months.

Based in Stockholm, Raketspel has amassed over 100 million downloads of their beloved games. Their biggest hit, Dig This!, published in partnership with Voodoo, was downloaded over 85 million times globally.  Having started making flash games 20 years ago, the studio has evolved to making fun interactive mobile games with simple mechanics that everyone can enjoy.

Carry1st is an emerging publisher of social games and interactive content with a focus on frontier markets like Africa. The company partners with studios across the globe to scale and monetize their products. This news marks the third global publishing deal that Carry1st has announced since they raised their seed round in early 2020, and is their first entry in the hypercasual space.

“We have been looking for a great hybrid game and after playing Mine Rescue! we immediately felt it was the right one. Raketspel has a lot of experience building exceptional puzzle games and we can’t wait to work together, aiming for the top charts!,” said Michael Quacinella, Carry1st’s lead product manager who recently joined the company from Wargaming

Johan Henkow, Raketspel CEO added: “We are really excited to start this partnership with Carry1st. Together we can bring the game to a whole new level and reach an even bigger audience worldwide!” 

Raketspel and Carry1st are working together to prepare the game for global launch in the upcoming months. Thereafter, Carry1st will be responsible for funding and managing user acquisition, distribution, live operations, and community for the game.