BEIJING and SEATTLE – Dec. 6, 2012 – Leading international mobile developer CocoaChina/Chukong and Seattle-based game developer Z2Live today announced a strategic partnership to bring Z2Live’s games to the Chinese mobile gaming market. Per the agreement, Z2Live will leverage CocoaChina/Chukong’s local expertise in game design, monetization, distribution, and piracy prevention to introduce its popular mobile games to the lucrative, yet highly complex Chinese mobile gaming market.
“After meeting and evaluating several potential partnerships in the Chinese market, we selected CocoaChina because of their market knowledge, dedication to mobile gaming, operational expertise, and down-to-earth attitude,” said Z2Live CEO Lou Fasulo. ‘We expect this to be a long-term, and very fruitful, partnership.”
CocoaChina/Chukong CEO Haozhi Chen added, “Z2Live is known for its creativity and ability to create console quality multi-player games for mobile devices. We are extremely honored to become their partner in China and look forward to bringing their games to Chinese players.”
Z2Live is a pioneering mobile gaming company that has created blockbuster free-to-play titles, including Trade Nations, MetalStorm: Online and Battle Nations. Founded in 2008, Chukong/CocoaChina has become a leader in developing and publishing mobile games after launching the Fishing Joy franchise, which has amassed over 120 million downloads, as well as Pocket Climber, FreeSkate Xtreme, Warring States, and Drawing Wars. The two companies are currently working on their first title collaboration, which will be announced soon.
Founded in 2008, CocoaChina is the first and largest Chinese developer platform dedicated to mobile game development. CocoaChina began as a forum for Chinese iOS developers and now operates under the umbrella of Chukong Technologies. PunchBox Studios, which also operates under Chukong Technologies, was created by the same team behind CocoaChina to help developers create, monetize, localize, and distribute their mobile games globally. Headquartered in Beijing, China, CocoaChina also has offices in Sunnyvale, California and Tokyo, Japan. For more information, please visit http://www.chukong-inc.com/
Based in Seattle, Washington, Z2Live was founded in 2009 and has a worldwide staff of more than 120 people in Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. Z2Live creates genre defining free-to-play multiplayer mobile games. Its first three titles, Battle Nations, Trade Nations and MetalStorm have been played by more than 40 million gamers worldwide. Visit www.z2live.com to learn more or follow us on Twitter @Z2Live.
Tristan Kruth, TriplePoint