Indian Messaging App Hike Acquires Hoppr & Tiny Mogul Games
Since its launch in December 2012, Hike messenger has come a long way. Today the company announces integration of Hoppr & Tiny Mogul Games (TMG), under the brand Hike. With the merger, you can expect new games on hike which you can play and compete with your Hike contacts.
TMG is renowned for games like Shiva: The Time Bender, the first Indian game to feature on Play Store, which also helped TMG score over 5 million downloads last year. Another popular game from T&G is Dadi vs Jellies, which also won the Game of the Year award at the Nasscom Game Developer Conference in 2014.
Hike enjoys the largest user base among Indian Apps. The messaging app has over 35 million active users sending 10 billion messages per month. Indian youth under the age of 25 constitute 90 percent of Hike’s user base. The company received $65 million funding led by Tiger Global and BSB last year, and thus is on an expanding spree.
Commenting on the integration, Kavin Bharti Mittal, Founder & CEO, hike Messenger said “We’re excited to take a big leap forward in our mission to bring India online as we bring everything under the hike brand. From Day 1, we’ve believed that messaging will be a gateway to the internet for the masses in India and this move reflects just that”.
He further adds, “By the end of the year we’ll truly see hike, India’s first messaging application emerge as the platform that will bring India online in a big way. We’re just getting started”.