The game company Zynga takes over Peak Games for $ 1.8 billion (1.6 billion euros), Peak Games announced on its website. The game studio is best known for the Toon Blast and Toy Blast games for smartphones.

Zynga has previously bought other game companies, but has never previously taken over this format. Half of the amount involved in the acquisition was paid immediately, with the remaining $ 900 million paid in Zynga shares.

Peak Games' games fit in well with the games that Zynga already has in its portfolio, as both companies specialize in making mobile games. For example, Zynga has grown with games such as Farmville and Words With Friends.

The value of Zynga has risen sharply in recent months, as many people are sitting at home and playing more games on their phones. With the acquisition of Peak Games, Zynga is gaining even more users.