|[July 01, 2014]
Kabam and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Extend Partnership to Develop New The Lord of the Rings and Mad Max Mobile Games
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
Kabam, the leader in the western world for free-to-play games for
traditional players, and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today
announced�they will partner to co-publish two new mobile games based on The
Lord of the Rings and Mad Max.
These new deals build on the existing relationship between Kabam and
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE), which previously teamed
up to co-publish The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth game for
"WBIE has been an amazing partner and we look forward to building on our
previous success with these strong franchises," said Kabam Chief
Operating Officer, Kent Wakeford. "Marquee brands like The Lord of
the Rings and Mad Max are perfect for the deeply immersive
and fun mobile games Kabam creates."
"Kabam's demonstrated expertise is very impressive, and extending our
partnership with their team will help both companies achieve continued
success," said WBIE Executive Vice President, Publishing
Operations, David Haddad. "Building two new mobile games based on
well-known The Lord of the Rings and Mad Max brands
is a strategic part of our growth as the appetite for digital content
continues to grow."
Kabam is the leader in the western world for free-to-play games for
traditional players with first and third party published titles
available on mobile devices via its own dedicated channel in the Apple (News - Alert)
App Store, Google Play, Amazon Appstore, and on the Web via Facebook,
Yahoo, Kabam.com and other platforms. Kabam is the fastest growing
Internet media company in the San Francisco Bay Area and the 17th
fastest growing company overall in the U.S., according to Deloitte (News - Alert) LLP.
Kabam's 2013 revenues exceeded $360 million, a 100 percent increase over
2012. The company is profitable and cash-flow positive, and has created
four titles that have grossed more than $100M each in their life.
Kabam's Kingdoms of Camelot franchise has grossed more than $250 million
in less than four years, making it one of the top 10 strategy franchises
of all time. In 2012, Kabam Publishing was launched to provide
third-party developers access to Kabam's technology platform,
distribution channels, data analytics and best practices that Kabam's
in-house development teams use to bring wildly successful games to
players worldwide. Kabam has approximately 800 employees around the
world, with corporate headquarters in San Francisco. The company's
investors include Google, Warner Brothers, MGM, Intel (News - Alert), Canaan Partners,
Redpoint Ventures, Pinnacle Ventures and others. More information about
Kabam can be found at�www.kabam.com.
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home
Entertainment, Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer,
licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive
space across all platforms, including console, handheld, mobile and
PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.
[ InfoTech Spotlight's Homepage ]