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INDIE GAME DEVELOPERS LAUNCH DRAGON SEASON INTO CHINA

Dragon Season premiers on Wandoujia in China thanks to Smartions

Brisbane, 21 February, 2014 - Ghostbox and Right Pedal Studios have joined forces with Smartions to exclusively launch Dragon Season in China. The game debuts in a 3 day premier on the Wandoujia network, one of China’s largest and most trusted names in the mobile space.

In Dragon Season, players traverse a colorful world as Nook, a little red dragon. Nook’s friends include a King, a Yeti and a Cow and each have quests for him to do. Completing these quests let’s Nook upgrade his fire-breathing abilities.

Ghostbox and Right Pedal always saw China as a key market which led to a partnership with Smartions. Smartions handled the implementation of the complex payment systems and social features for the Chinese market, while also localizing and culturalizing the game.

“Creating a game with universal appeal was always a key goal for us with Dragon Season”, said Dom Drysdale, co-founder of Ghostbox. “No matter what language you speak or culture you’re from, it seems like everybody has a bit of a soft spot for a little red dragon”.

“Through our game teams in Europe and China, we deal with the challenges on behalf of our partners and take care of China market entry strategy as well as mobile game adaptation and publishing to ensure that the games Smartions China release are positioned for success in the world’s largest mobile market. We were very pleased to have been able to work so closely with Ghostbox and Right Pedal Studios on the China launch of Dragon Season.” said Patrick Wheeler, CEO of Smartions Europe.

This is the first game from Ghostbox and Right Pedal Studios to be released in China.

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About Smartions

With offices in Berlin and Suzhou, Smartions is a specialist in bringing foreign games to China.

Smartions is the mobile publisher Launchpad to China, enabling foreign mobile game developers to monetize their games in the Chinese market. With offices in Berlin (Germany) and Suzhou (China) and an experienced team with deep knowledge of the Chinese gaming market, Smartions offers a one-stop-solution for the technical and cultural adaptation, localization, promotion, and distribution of western games in China. For more information, visit: www.smartions.net

About Ghostbox

Ghostbox is a four man team from Brisbane, Australia. Founded in 2012, Dragon Season is their third release for mobile. The team met while studying at Queensland College of Art, where they were high-achievers in their respective courses, sharing accolades between them such as an award-winning film, academic medals and an offbeat sense of humor.

About Right Pedal Studios Pty Ltd

Right Pedal Studios is a mobile game accelerator based in Brisbane, Australia. Founded by Steve Baxter and managed by John Passfield, the accelerator provides mobile game developers with working capital, office space, mentorship as well as access to more general business resources of River City Labs.

Right Pedal Studios Press: http://rightpedalstudios.com/press/

For press inquiries, please contact:

John Passfield

Right Pedal Studios

john@rightpedalstudios.com

Tel: +61-402-378-241

 

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