HAMBURG, Germany, July 29 /CNW/ - InnoGames, one of the worldwide leading developers and publishers of browsergames, has expanded their portfolio with a major deal. The German company acquired the license to publish the Arcadia Saga in Europe and North America. The client game set in the medieval times is developed by Rosso Index, Japanese developer of MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game).
"Whilst InnoGames was known for high quality browsergames until 2009, we have now entered new markets. After publishing our first social games on Facebook, we are very glad to present our first client game in the nearer future. Rosso Index has developed a great game and we are very much looking forward to publishing it in Europe and North America," Michael Zillmer, InnoGames Managing Director and Co-Founder, said. In the first step, the license includes versions in German, English and French.
Rosso Index sees very good chances to make their games even more popular in these markets with InnoGames as its publisher. "We are very excited about this partnership, which enables us to deliver Rosso Index games to users in Europe and North America much more effectively with such a world-class publisher," said Fumiaki Goto, Chairman and CEO of Rosso Index.
With the deal, InnoGames strengthens its position as a global publisher of online games. Today, they have about 50 million users in more than 200 countries on all continents. In April 2010, they founded their first subsidiary company, InnoGames Korea Ltd. With this office, InnoGames wants to intensify the relations to Asian companies. They plan to publish several games - both browser and client based - in Europe and North America. "The development level in Asia is extremely high and we see a huge potential for partnerships with mutual benefit in these areas," Mr. Zillmer reveals.
InnoGames' roots go back to 2003, when founders Eike and Hendrik Klindworth and Michael Zillmer developed the browsergame Tribal Wars. In 2007, they founded the InnoGames GmbH, which has grown rapidly to become one of the biggest developers and publishers of online games globally. As their first subsidiary company, they founded InnoGames Korea Ltd., which is supposed to strengthen InnoGames' position in the Asian market.
Today, InnoGames has about 50 million registered users from more than 200 countries across successful game titles like Tribal Wars, The West, and Grepolis. With WestWars, InnoGames has successfully published its first Facebook game in 2010. The games are available in more than 30 languages.
About Rosso Index:
Headed by Mr. Fumiaki Goto, the Japanese company Rosso Index (previously named GONZO ROSSO) subsidiary of the Index Holdings Group, brings network entertainment to the world "To create an arena of excitement together with the users, and offers a new lifestyle, by producing innovative and vibrant network entertainment."
Rosso Index develops and operates online games such as Master of Epic -The Resonance Age Universe-, Shaiya ETERNITY, RAN ONLINE, PANDORA SAGA, ARCADIA SAGA, and The Tower of DRUAGA -the Recovery of BABYLIM-. By offering special in-game items for purchase and user-friendly systems, Rosso Index ensures a unique game experience that both advanced users and online game novices can enjoy.
Rosso Index distributes and licenses its online game titles to overseas territories through its subsidiaries Rosso Index Malaysia and Goldsky Digital Technology Ltd.
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