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Leading German online games' publisher seeks inventive developers of multiplayer games interested in commercialization of their products under licence agreement

Country of origin:
Country: 
GERMANY
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BRDE20200924001
Published
24/09/2020
Last update
01/10/2020
Expiration date
02/10/2021

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Computer Games
Toys and electronic games
Publishing of computer games
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Summary

Summary: 
A leading online games publisher in Western markets, headquartered in Germany and with multiple locations around the world, is interested in contacts to game developers that would like to publish their online games on the companies' platform. The company offers more than 30 free-to-play massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) on its own publishing platform(s) already. Offered are publishing deals including licensing agreements, or a financial agreement on a case-by-case basis.

Description

Description: 

A leading online games publisher with headquarters in Germany is looking for new games to exclusively publish them in Western markets (Europe and North America). Contacts are sought to online games development companies that do not have the necessary resources and/or know-how to bring their games to market and scale up the business to generate six to eight figure numbers in terms of monthly revenues.

The company is offering the whole range of live operational services to bring an online game to market and operate it accordingly. It can take care of everything that is not directly related to the development process. The company has been working in this exact business since 2001 and is one of the pioneers of this in Germany. This lead to the company building up their own publishing platform, where mostly core free-to-play massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) are being distributed, whereas the company is now having a sizable user base that is continuously being expanded. The management of the company has on average more than ten years of experience of working in the games industry, creating games, bringing games to market and managing online games, which is also reflected by the about 400 employees, who directly take care of the live operations and everything needed to expand the companies' operations in the market.

In the past five years, the company has grown a lot through mergers and acquisitions to successfully strengthen its position in the market and grow from 20.000.000€ annual turnover to 100.000.000€.

Games should meet the following criteria:
- designed to be a(n) MMOG/Games-as-a-Service title
- utilizing a free-to-play business model (or premium with additional monetization)
- developed for PC and/or console platforms (cross-platform games with mobile are okay, if they are not mobile-first)
- targeting a mid- to hardcore user audience
- ready for a commercial release within the next 6-12 months

Preferred partnership opportunities are exclusive publishing deals, combining license agreements with publication and dissemination services. In addition financial agreement may be negotiated on a case-by-case basis: The company offers to provide funding for further development of titles that it would like to publish, but developers should have at least a functional build that includes the core online multiplayer features!

The company is NOT looking for: Casual, offline singleplayer, VR (virtual reality games)

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
The company has a long history of successfully bringing not only Asian games to market, keeping game KPIs (key performance indicators) stable for a long period of time (beyond five years), an existing user base of over 140 million registered users, integrated payment service providers to service every market from the Americas up to Europe and until Turkey and Russia, their own backend tools to manage games, incl. Business Intellegence systems, in-house advertising companies, a huge network of affiliates and partners, and very experienced staff in every part of the corporation.

Technical Specification or Expertise Sought

Cooperation sought: 
Massive Multiplayer Online Games (MMOG) with free-to-play business model, ready for commercialization within 6-12 months

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The company is looking for online games development companies that do not have the necessary resources and/or know-how to bring these games to market and scale up the business. The games should meet these criteria: - designed to be a(n) MMOG/Games-as-a-Service title - utilizing a free-to-play business model (or premium with additional monetization) - developed for PC and/or console platforms (cross-platform games with mobile are okay, if they're not mobile-first) - targeting a mid- to hardcore user audience - ready for a commercial release within the next 6-12 months The company offers to provide funding for titles that it would like to publish, but interested developers should have at least a functional build that includes the core online multiplayer features. The company is NOT looking for: Casual, gambling, offline, singleplayer, VR Exclusive publishing deals, combining license agreements with publication and dissemination services are offered. Financial agreement on funding can be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50