EVERETT, Wash., Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — NGames Interactive Limited, Funimation Entertainment, and GameSamba announced that they have formed a strategic partnership to create high quality, free-to-play mobile and web games based on anime and other entertainment media properties.
“Quality games based on popular series are increasing in demand,” said Jacky Yung, CEO of NGames. “With NGames’s experience in developing and publishing games, Funimation’s leadership in brand acquisition, marketing and rights management, and GameSamba’s expertise in the U.S. gaming market, I’m very excited to see what we can accomplish together.”
One of the largest game studios in China, NGames has developed and published many hit free-to-play titles inAsia and the Americas. Using its studios throughout Asia, NGames will work to develop new officially licensed titles, in partnership with Funimation and GameSamba.
“From day one GameSamba was a great fit with Funimation and our strategic plan to extend our anime properties into the gaming space,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and President of Funimation Entertainment. “Now with this new strategic partnership with NGames we have the scale and technical resources to take our game development to the next level.”
“We’ve long wanted to help create and run games based on some of our favorite series,” said Dr. Scott Wong, co-founder and president of GameSamba. “Thanks to this new partnership, we’ll be able to make that a reality.”
Currently, GameSamba and NGames are working together on the hit online game, Star Trek: Alien Domain. For 2016, NGames, Funimation, and GameSamba are already slated to release multiple web and mobile games based on hit series such as Fairy Tail and Tokyo Ghoul, with more titles to be announced.
GameSamba is a publisher and developer of free-to-play and mobile games, with studios in Seattle, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. The company’s mission is to bring high quality titles to a global audience. GameSamba currently publishes Star Trek: Alien Domain, Ran Online, and others.
About Funimation® Entertainment
Funimation is the go-to destination for extraordinary anime. Combing its integrated in-house studios along with its technology and distribution partnerships, Funimation leads the industry with its omnichannel approach to offering anime – from streaming and home entertainment to theatrical distribution and broadcast television. It’s next generation streaming service, FunimationNow, provides subscribers with instant access to their favorite shows in ad-free HD on the widest array of devices and platforms.
NGames Interactive Limited is a leading company specialized in the development, operation, and publishing of online and mobile games. With years of industry experience, it has brought an array of stunning and original titles to the global market. NGames has achieved worldwide success with a number of games including Star Trek: Alien Domain, Global Strike, DDTank, Wartune, and more.