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NetEase Launches New Success Fund for Mobile Game Developers


China Tech Giant Provides Innovative Funding Option Offering Independent Developers Up To $500,000 Each 

SAN FRANCISCO – July 23, 2015 – NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) today announced the formation of the NetEase Success Fund, a new financing option for mobile game developers that offers an alternative to the traditional publishing model. The new funding initiative provides up to $500,000 for each independent developer accepted into the program to fund marketing and advertising needs for their mobile game. This program is designed to empower developers to retain the rights, creative control, and full ownership of their products. Continue reading

World’s First Video Game to be Synched with Home Lighting from Philips


With Philips Hue, video game Chariot offers innovative, fully immersive gaming experience

QUEBEC CITY – July 15, 2015 – Frima Studio Inc. (“Frima”), Canada’s largest independent game developer and Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) (“Philips”), the global leader in lighting, are proud to announce the integration of Phillips Hue connected lighting  with the hit game Chariot. Frima is bringing immersive home entertainment to a whole new level by making Phillips Hue lighting interact in real time with the gameplay of its popular title. The enhanced Chariot game experience is now officially available exclusively on Microsoft’s Xbox One. Continue reading

NetEase Mobile Game, Fantasy Westward Journey, Reaches #4 in App Annie’s Worldwide Rankings

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Scorching rise of Asian giant’s MMORPG on an international platform

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. – June 9, 2015 - NetEase, Inc. (NTES), a leading online gaming and Internet technology company in China, today announced that its self-developed mobile game, Fantasy Westward Journey, is the 4th highest-grossing mobile game in the world, according to App Annie. Fantasy Westward Journey’s success is the result of NetEase leveraging its strong domestic franchises to compete spectacularly on a global level. Continue reading

Fantasy Westward Journey Instantly Reaches the Top of Chinese Mobile Charts

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NetEase Releases Popular PC Game on iOS, Spreads High Quality of Games to All Platforms

Redwood Shores, Calif. – May 13, 2015 – NetEase, Inc. (NTES), a publicly traded Internet technology and video game company headquartered in China, today announced that its most recently released mobile game, Fantasy Westward Journey, has climbed to the top of the Chinese App Store charts. Within two hours of its March 26 launch, the game became the number one free game in the App Store. The game then quickly rose to be the top grossing iPhone app, after seeing over one million players joining the beta program on day one. Currently, Fantasy Westward Journey has been downloaded over 10 million times and remains #1 on the top downloaded chart on the App Store.

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Speedy Ninja Turns the Endless Runner Genre Upside Down

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NetEase announces closed beta for its debut mobile game on Google Play beginning on April 8

Redwood Shores, Calif. – April 7, 2015 - NetEase, Inc. (NTES) today announced that closed Beta signups are now being accepted for its first mobile game to be released in the West, Speedy Ninja. Starting April 8, 2015, Android users who have signed up for the Google Play Beta Group and been accepted into the program will be among the first to get their hands on the game prior to launch. While the Speedy Ninja closed Beta will only be available to Android users through Google Play, the game will roll out to Western territories for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch as a free* download this summer. Continue reading

NetEase Expands Global Presence with First Headquarters in the West

NASDAQ-listed internet technology company sets up shop in the US, led by gaming veterans; Announces first game for Western audiences

Redwood Shores, Calif. – Feb. 24, 2015 NetEase, Inc. (NTES), one of China’s leading internet and online game services providers, today announced the establishment of operations in North America. The US headquarters combines the development and scaling capabilities of over 3,600 employees in China with local market expertise in North America. The team will focus on building a strong pipeline of mobile games for Western audiences from the ground up.  Multiple titles are planned for release in North American and European markets in 2015.  Continue reading

Chukong Expands Cocos Services Initiative with Testin Crash Analytics


New Service Streamlines Error Identification, Resolution, and Prevention for Mobile Apps

MENLO PARK, Calif. – Feb. 11, 2015 – Chukong Technologies today announced the addition of Testin Crash Analytics to Cocos Services, adding to the suite of professional application services available on the platform. Testin provides mobile app developers with comprehensive crash reporting and diagnostics tools, including real-time updates on the number and causes of app crashes and exceptions over time. The inclusion of Testin in Cocos Services further expands the capabilities of the platform to provide a single destination for Cocos2d-x developers to access and integrate industry-leading app technology to support their games. Continue reading

Chukong Technologies Releases Cocos2d-x Version 3.4


New Version of Widely-Popular Video Game Development Platform Offers Significant Support for 3D Development, Optimized for Samsung Devices

MENLO PARK, Calif. – January 30, 2015 - Chukong Technologies today announced the newest version of its flagship video game development platform, Cocos2d-x. Version 3.4 includes upgraded features and tools supporting 3D game development, simplifying the process for developers to build 2.5D and 3D casual and mid-core mobile games. Continue reading