CORPORATEJune 26 2012
Gameloft inked agreement with UC gaming platform for exlcusive distribution right of Order and Chaos Online
Paris - June 26, 2012– Gameloft®, a leading global publisher of digital and social games today announced that it has signed with UCWEB Inc. for the distribution of its large-scale 3D massively multiplayer online game Order & Chaos Online in Mainland China.
Order & Chaos Onlineis the largest multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) played on Smartphones and has become very popular among players worldwide since its release on April 27, 2011. It has reached the No.1 top grossing game spot in 33 countries; Players have created more than 3 million characters, and over 13 million paid items have been purchased in-game. On the occasion of the one year anniversary of the game, Gameloft and UCWEB finally joined hands to introduce the Android version to China with a worldwide exclusive Free-to-Play model.
Gonzague de Vallois, Gameloft’s Senior Vice President of Publishing, said: “We’re excited to start our partnership with UCWEB with Order and Chaos Online. Both UCWEB and Gameloft share the same vision of great consumer experience. Through this collaboration with UCWEB, we can make use of UCWEB’s strong market position in the field of mobile browser and their huge user base to further open up Gameloft’s business development in the Chinese market, bringing a high quality game and exceptional gaming experience to more Chinese gamers.”
“We are excited to cooperate with Gameloft and bring Order and Chaos Online Android game to Chinese players” said Zhu Shunyan, the Chief Operating Officer of UCWEB, “Gameloft runs a wide range of star games that are popular among players. For UC gaming open platform, we are focused on providing high-quality games to our end users. The cooperation between us can not only complement each other, but more importantly, prove that openness and cooperation are the right direction for the mobile internet industry.”
Order and Chaos Online Android UCWEB channel version is in beta test now with a launch date scheduled for this summer.
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, connected TVs and consoles. 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.
About UCWeb Inc.
UCWeb Inc. (UCWeb) is a leading provider of mobile internet software technology and application services. Since its inception in 2004, UCWeb's mission has been to provide better mobile internet experience to billions of uses around the world.
UC Browser, the flagship product of UCWeb, is available on more than 3,000 different models of cell phones from over 200 cell phone manufacturers. In addition, UC Browser is compatible with all mainstream operating systems such as Symbian, Android, iOS, Windows Mobile, Win CE, Java, MTK, and Blackberry. In June 2011, UCWeb released U3 kernel, the company’s proprietary product (similar to a car’s engine). Browsers based on U3 would give users faster, more convenient and more secure web surfing experience.
UCWeb has built a network of independent servers in Asia, North America, and Europe, serving over 300 million users in more than 150 countries and regions around the world. UC Browser is now available in 7 languages including English, Russian, Indonesian, and Vietnamese.
Additional information about UCWeb can be found at www.uc.cn
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