Nexon invests in Robert Bowling's Robotoki

Nexon invests in Robert Bowling's Robotoki
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

February 26th 2013 at 11:02AM

Publisher claims stake in new studio as part of its efforts to develop multi-screen and cross-platform titles

Asia mobile giant Nexon has made a “strategic” investment in US developer Robotoki.

The Los Angeles-based studio is headed up by Robert Bowling, best know for his work as creative director on Call of Duty.

Nexon has invested in the company as part of its efforts to develop multi-screen and cross-platform games.

Terms of the investment were not disclosed.

“We are thrilled to partner with Robotoki to develop cutting-edge multi-platform, cross-genre games,” said Nexon CEO Seungwoo Choi.

“Robert Bowling’s creativity and talent is evidenced by his track record of success, and we look forward to collaborating with the entire Robotoki team to deliver inventive, multi-dimensional gaming experiences to consumers in North America and around the world.”

Bowling added: “Partnering with a games giant such as Nexon will allow us invaluable access to their expertise and world-class resources.

“Nexon shares our focus on team and talent, as well as our commitment to revitalising and enhancing the game-play experience, and we are thrilled to work together.”

Founded in April 2012, Robotoki is currently working on survival game Human Element, due to be released in late 2015 for next-gen consoles, PC and mobile.

Nexon has made a number of investments and acquisitions in studios around the world during the last few years, including its purchase of Japanese mobile developer Gloops for $500 million in October last year.