Casual gaming startup Adictiz, maker of Paf! Le Chien (Space Dog), “Il est Con, le Pigeon” & Duck It, is bringing its latest title Laboratz to iOS & Android. Laboratz, originally released on Facebook, already counts 3 Million users, and, as a virtual card collecting game, is shaping up to be a potentially big hit for the company.
Based out of Euratechnologies in Lille, Adictiz has not seen the same viral success as Pretty Simple Games & other casual gaming players; however, with its other business line of creating bespoke games for 3rd party clients, the company has grown at a stable pace in the past years – and given they are a bootstrapped startup, I’d say they’re doing quite well.
As social gaming becomes streamlined and thus, affords less opportunities for Angry Birds-style successes, I’d hope to see Adictiz move to more & more advanced games. For now, their offers have been entirely premium & ad-based games, though given that fellow French gaming companies Ubisoft & Gameloft have seen enormous success on premium apps for premium titles, I’d like to see the same rigor applied to a more thorough game.