Gameloft and Tencent QQ Games Team up to Bring 'Ice Age Village' to China's
Popular social platform and digital gaming giant join forces to bring the
popular 'Ice Age Village' game to Mainland China
PARIS, January 30, 2013
PARIS, January 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Gameloft®, a leading global publisher of digital and social games, today
announced its partnership with the Tencent Mobile QQ Game Platform, the most
popular Chinese mini casual game open platform, for the exclusive publishing
of the Android version of Gameloft's most successful social game, Ice Age
Village, in Mainland China.
Tencent has grown into one of China's largest and most used Internet service
portals. Today the Tencent Mobile QQ Game Platform has over 350 million
registered user accounts, making it one of the biggest online game communities
Ice Age Village is a social simulation game resulting from an exclusive
agreement between Gameloft and Fox Digital Entertainment. Since launching
worldwide last April on the App Store and Google Play, the game has been
downloaded over 40 million times (over 10% of downloads originating from the
Chinese App Store). The game has been #1 in the Top Free Games category on the
Chinese App Store with a substantial number of 5-star consumer ratings.
Ice Age Village offers players the ability to immerse themselves in the unique
world of Twentieth Century Fox's Ice Age, one of the most successful
franchises in animation history. Players interact with beloved heroes such as
Sid, Manny and Diego, while simultaneously playing through a series of quests
and mini-games featuring everyone's favorite saber-toothed squirrel, Scrat.
"We are thrilled to bepartneringwith Tencentfor local distribution ofthe
Android version ofIce Age Village," said Gonzague de Vallois, Gameloft's
Senior Vice President of Publishing. "It is one ofGameloft's
majorinitiativesforourAndroid publishing strategy inChina.By leveraging
Tencent'shugeuserbase,wearetrulyable to providethe best gaming
experience to more Chinese gamers."
Simon Li, the Vice President of Tencent Mobile Product Department, said: "We
are excited to cooperate with Gameloft on thisexclusivetitle.As the
biggestgame publishingplatform inChina, our aim is to bring the best
quality games to our users.We are delighted that Gameloft shares the same
vision with us and we look forward to the success of this great title on our
Chinese players can experience the game for free via the QQ Game platform now.
For more information, please visit http://www.gameloft.com
A leading global publisher of digital and social games, Gameloft® has
established itself as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000.
Gameloft creates games for all digital platforms, including mobile phones,
smartphones and tablets (including Apple® iOS and Android® devices), set-top
boxes and connected TVs. Gameloft operates its own established franchises such
as Asphalt®, Real Football®, Modern Combat, and N.O.V.A.: Near Orbit Vanguard
Alliance®, and also partners with major rights holders including Marvel®,
Hasbro®, FOX®, Mattel® and Ferrari®.
Gameloft is present on all continents, distributes its games in over 100
countries and employs over 5,000 developers.
Gameloft is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN: FR0000079600, Bloomberg:
GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA). Gameloft's sponsored Level 1 ADR (ticker: GLOFY) is
traded OTC in the US.
Tencent aims to enrich the interactive online experience of Internet users by
providing a comprehensive range of Internet and wireless value-added services.
Through its various online platforms, including Instant Messaging QQ, web
portal QQ.com, the QQ Game Platform under Tencent Games, multi-media social
networking service Qzone and wireless portal, Tencent services the largest
online community in China and fulfills the user‟s needs for communication,
information, entertainment and e-Commerce on the Internet. Tencent has four
main streams of revenues: Internet value-added services, mobile and
telecommunications value-added services, online advertising and e-Commerce.
Shares of Tencent Holdings Limited are traded on the Main Board of the Stock
Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, under stock code 00700. The Company became a
constituent of the Hong Kong‟s Hang Seng Index (HSI) on June 10, 2008. For
more information, please visit http://www.tencent.com/ir.
Jessica W. Lewinstein
North American PR Manager, Gameloft
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