Supercell leads rise of action games on the go

But its purchase by Tencent steps up race to design games in a more demanding market

Los Angeles

IN its early years, the mobile video game market was dominated by simply designed, family- friendly games such as Fruit Ninja and Angry Birds. Action and adventure titles with sophisticated graphics and complex story lines were seen as better suited to gaming consoles and personal computers.

Increasingly, however, developers are bringing console-style games to smartphones, attempting to grab serious gamers when they are on the go.

Today, the world's top-selling mobile game is Clash of Clans,...

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