Casual Game Developer Arkadium Partners With MicrosoftJanuary 4, 2012 No Comments
In another move to acquire more content on their platforms, Microsoft has sealed a partnership with casual games developers Arkadium.
Arkadium is responsible for many games on MSN Zone, Bing and its messenger service as it’s currently Microsoft’s largest provider of casual gaming. This new partnership however will see older games get a revamped play on other platforms and brand new games that will be made just for Microsoft. No platforms were mentioned in the article however but I have a feeling that their long list of games will find new homes on Xbox Live, Windows Phone and Windows 8.
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Arkadium Signs Multi-Year, Multi-Game Partnership With Microsoft Studios
Leader in casual and social games to develop multiple exclusive games cross-platform
New York, NY – January 4
th 2012 – Arkadium, a top game development studio in New York City today announced it has signed a strategic partnership to develop casual and social games on multiple platforms to be launched by Microsoft Studios. The multi-year, multi-game partnership is an evolution of the relationship the two companies have been developing over the previous two years.
“Arkadium has a ten-year track record of developing entertaining and well-architected casual and social games,” said Matt Booty, GM of Connected Experiences for Microsoft Studios. “Our team is excited to be partnering with a developer that we believe will help us entertain millions of people as we expand our reach to a broader audience.”
“We are very excited to be working with Microsoft Studios to develop casual and social cross-platform experiences,” said Kenny Rosenblatt, CEO of Arkadium. “We have been looking to strategically partner with a company that can help catapult our business and accelerate Arkadium’s cross platform game development. Microsoft is the perfect partner to help us realize our growth strategy.”
Arkadium, creators of the largest library of casual games in the world, has been a top game developer for the past decade. The company’s hit games, including Mahjongg Dimensions, are distributed worldwide to over ten million gamers per month on the web, Facebook, iPhone and iPads. A top 20 Comscore game distributor, Arkadium has been the longstanding games partner of MSN, Hearst Magazines Digital Media, ESPN, ABC, Lifetime, Discovery and many more distinguished brands. Family owned and operated, Arkadium has grown organically since 2001 to more than 100 employees in offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto
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