GigaMedia Partners with Rumble Entertainment to Bring KingsRoad MMO to Taiwan,
Hong Kong and Macau
TAIPEI, June 5, 2014
TAIPEI, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GigaMedia Limited (NASDAQ: GIGM)
announced today that it has secured exclusive license rights from Rumble
Entertainment, Inc. to offer and operate their acclaimed next-generation
browser action/role-playing game, KingsRoad.
Rumble is renowned for creating high-end, free-to-play games that push the
boundaries of quality and technology. Rumble's games are designed to be easy
to play, real-time and available across platforms. Rumble has a top-tier
management and development team composed of experienced professionals from
leading game companies, including Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., Electronic
Arts Inc., and Bioware/Pandemic.
KingsRoad is a multiplayer action role-playing game (RPG) that delivers AAA
visuals and gameplay, delivered instantly on the Web. In KingsRoad, players
choose from one of three different classes -- knight, archer, and wizard --
and embark on a journey across the kingdom of Alderstone to reclaim their land
from the monstrous creatures that threaten it. KingsRoad offers real-time
action combat, a robust loot and skill system and towering bosses with none of
the grind associated with RPGs of the past. Session-based gameplay, drop-in
three player co-op, cloud-saved game data and absolutely no barriers to entry
give players a truly epic action-RPG experience on both the Web and iPad.
"KingsRoad is an innovative, brilliant blend of the real flavor of console
games with the simplicity and convenience of browser play," stated GigaMedia
Limited Chief Executive Officer Collin Hwang. "Split into short sequences,
players can play with friends or alone whenever they have an extra 10 minutes
and later pick up right where they left off."
"This is a gaming experience that hasn't been seen before," stated GigaMedia
CEO Collin Hwang. "Triple-A quality, exciting MMO action, with low cost and no
installation required is also a great fit with our markets."
"Our markets are rapidly transitioning from PC-based gaming to browser and
mobile gaming, creating new opportunities," stated GigaMedia CEO Collin Hwang.
"No one is more thoughtful about market changes and opportunities than
Rumble-- we are thrilled with their game and delighted to partner with them."
"We designed KingsRoad to have a broad international appeal and GigaMedia is
the ideal partner to help introduce the game to a new audience," stated Rumble
Chief Executive Officer Greg Richardson. "With GigaMedia's localization and
operating expertise, along with our ongoing updates and game additions, we are
confident that together we've created a winning combination for gamers across
Under the terms of the agreement with Rumble, GigaMedia has exclusive rights
to operate KingsRoad in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau for three years.
GigaMedia expects to launch KingsRoad in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau in late
To learn more about the game, visit www.rumblegames.com/kingsroad.
Licensing of KingsRoad is the latest step in GigaMedia's plan to transition to
browser/mobile games. GigaMedia launched its first mobile game in March 2014
and expects to license additional games in 2014.
Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, GigaMedia Limited (Singapore registration
number: 199905474H) is a diversified provider of online games and cloud
computing services. GigaMedia's online games business develops and operates a
suite of games in Taiwan and Hong Kong, with focus on browser/mobile games and
social casino games. The company's cloud computing business is focused on
providing SMEs in Greater China with critical communications services and IT
solutions that increase flexibility, efficiency and competitiveness. To learn
more about GigaMedia, please visit www.gigamedia.com.
About Rumble Entertainment
Rumble Entertainment, headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., is dedicated to
building polished games and shared experiences that embrace the digital world.
The team is comprised of talented creators that believe in a customer-led
approach to delivering great games. Rumble's upcoming 2014 slate of games are
free-to-play and available across a variety of browsers, mobile devices, and
social networks. Rumble is financed by Google Ventures, Khosla Ventures, and
Nexon. Learn more at http://www.rumblegames.com.
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cause actual results to vary can be found in GigaMedia's Annual Report on Form
20-F filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission in April
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