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)