European entertainment publisher to distribute products from Kabam via new ProSiebenGames branded mobile app and websites
Munich and San Francisco, February 27, 2013– ProSiebenSat.1 Games, a subsidiary of ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG, Germany’s second largest privately owned television company, and a leading European publisher of online games, and Kabam, the leader in free-to-play games on mobile devices for core players in the western world, today announced a partnership to feature Kabam games on the ProSiebenGames Mobile App and to distribute these games on ProSiebenGames Portals.
Kabam’s free-to-play games, including hits like Kingdoms of Camelot and The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth, will be distributed through the new mobile app of ProSiebenSat.1 Games for iOS and will also soon be featured on the company’s gaming app for Android which is scheduled to go live this summer.
“Europe is a hotbed for gamers who are deeply engaged in core games on their mobile devices,” said Kabam Chief Operating Officer Chris Carvalho.“Partnering with ProSiebenSat.1 Games will give Kabam another means to reach millions of new players. As the launch partner we are excited to bring our games to such a well-respected and wide reaching media powerhouse.”
“Kabam’s successful and fun free-to-play games are a great and important addition to our growing mobile entertainment portfolio,” said Markus B?chtmann, Managing Director, ProSiebenSat.1 Games.“We are excited about this collaboration with Kabam, which will allow us to offer players across Europe more premium and high quality games and to further strengthen our position in the European mobile games industry."
Kabam, the leader in free to play core gaming, is transforming the traditional gaming industry. The company’s studios focus on combining the best elements of traditional and social gaming to appeal to a growing audience of gamers looking for highly immersive social games on PC, mobile, and tablet platforms. Recent Kabam titles include The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth, The Godfather: Five Families, Dragons of Atlantis, Edgeworld, the award-winning Kingdoms of Camelot, and the company’s first mobile game Kingdoms of Camelot: Battle for the North. Kabam has seven titles that gross more than $1 million per month and had three of the Top 25 grossing games on iOS and Android by the end of 2012. Kabam games are currently available for play on iOS, Android, Facebook, Yahoo, Google, Kabam.com and an ever growing number of global social networks and online channels, as well as mobile and tablet. Founded in 2006 with headquarters in San Francisco, Calif., Kabam has built a team of game industry professionals, from scratch in the last three years, committed to creating deeply engaging games that delight our players. More information about Kabam can be found at www.kabam.com.
About ProSiebenSat.1 Games GmbH
The games publisher ProSiebenSat.1 Games is a subsidiary of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group focusing on the licensing and marketing of online and mobile games, as well as the acquisition of games partners throughout Europe. The company's portfolio includes, among others, S4 League, Maestia, and Florensia, as well as Europe-wide licenses to several games from Sony Online Entertainment, including DC Universe™ Online, EverQuest? II, PlanetSide? 2, Wizardry Online?, and the sequel to the EverQuest? franchise.