Monday 25th July, 7-10pm, Kathleen’s 5 restaurant and Bar.
Companies like Rovio, which beat all records last May by reaching 200 million downloads of its “Angry Birds” game, PopCap (150 Mil games installed worldwide) and Papaya Mobile (dubbed as the leading mobile social gaming platform in China by VCs and insiders alike) are fighting to make mobile gaming a more social and societal experience. But what is reality in China telling us? Who is really making money? What are the distribution channels and what games can really make it (and why)? Join us on Monday to find out first hand with our outstanding panel composed of:
• Rovio (the company behind “Angry Birds”), with Henri Holm, SVP Asia.
• Papaya Mobile, with Richard O’Connell, VP of Marketing
• PopCap, with Leo Liu, CEO of PopCap China
Rovio is an entertainment media company based in Finland, and the creator of the globally successful Angry Birds franchise. Rovio was founded in 2003 as a mobile game development studio, and the company has developed several award-winning titles for various mobile platforms. In 2009, Rovio released Angry Birds, a casual puzzle game for touchscreen smartphones that became a worldwide phenomenon from 2010 onwards. The Angry Birds games have enjoyed continuing worldwide chart success, and the franchise has since expanded to a variety of new business areas. Rovio is rapidly expanding its activities in broadcast media, merchandising, publishing and services.
Founded in 2008 by CEO Si Shen and CTO Qian Wenjie, PapayaMobile provides both tools for game developers and content for players on its growing social mobile network of over 19 million users worldwide. With headquarters in Beijing and offices in San Francisco and London, PapayaMobile offers developers a fast and easy way to reach millions of users across the globe and improve their return on investment for Android game development. Players can participate in high quality social mobile gaming experiences with rich community interaction across Papaya’s rapidly growing network of hosted games.
About PopCap Games
PopCap Games is the company behind such hits as Plants vs Zombies, Zuma and Bejeweled. PopCap games have been installed 150 million times worldwide and over 1 billion people have played at least one PopCap game. Last year, approximately 80% of PopCap’s revenue was on digital platforms. A few weeks ago, PopCap Games was acquired by EA (Electronic Arts) for a total acquisition price that could reach $1.3 billion according to TechCrunch.
MoMo Cost: 100 RMB payable at the door includes 2 beverages and canapes. All attendees MUST pre-register. Please feel free to forward an invitation to colleagues or others who might be interested.
*Plenty of opportunity for socializing and networking before and after the program.
Location: Kathleen’s 5 – Shanghai 5th Floor Shanghai Art Museum 325 Nanjing West Road (opposite the JW Marriott hotel, cross street Huangpi Nan Lu). Tel: 63272221 Map: http://www.kathleens5.com.cn/map.php
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