iDreamSky, the company known for localizing popular western apps including Fruit Ninja and Temple Run, has paid $10 million USD for a majority stake in Silicon Valley-based game startup Rumble, according to the Chinese company. It’s the most significant foreign investment they’ve made since announcing plans to privatize their Nasdaq-listed company.

The partnership will allow iDreamSky to publish Rumble’s highly popular KingsRoad game on the mainland. Rumble focusses on higher quality mobile games, but has struggled to compete with big names in the market including Clash of the Clans, which already has a significant following in China.

iDreamSky has had a series of hit-and-miss game localization attempts, but has tapped into a vein of high profile apps to drive their growth. Earlier this year they announced they would be modifying the highly rated Temple Run 2 game with an added Bruce Lee character exclusively for Chinese audiences.

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Cate Cadell

Cate is a tech writer. She worked as a journalist in Australia, Mongolia and Myanmar. You can reach her (in Chinese or English) at: @catecadell or catecadell@technode.com