The gamigo group, one of the leading gaming companies in Europe and North America, will be presenting its new offering “Gaming as a Service” (GaaS) exclusively, first time at this year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC, untill March 6th, 2015) in San Francisco.
gamigo-GaaS will offer developers worldwide the possibility of publishing games in a cost-effective yet independent manner via the use of powerful technology and service modules.gamigo herewith offers a tailor-made solution for all publishing processes. The individually selectable modules offer a holistic foundation for the technical infrastructure of projects, providing back-end solutions, reliably handling and interfacing of payment systems, reporting interfaces and also providing efficient customer support. For gamigo, the opening of its platform to third parties via gamigo-GaaS means generating additional revenues as well as better cost efficiency.
“We selected the GDC in San Francisco to present our new platform”, remarks Frederik Peter, Vice President for Games Portfolio & Platform at gamigo AG. “The leading B2B convention of the games industry makes it possible to conduct a direct, industry-specific dialog with developers and publishers from all over the world, which made it the event of choice”, continues Peter. For the market launch of “Gaming as a Service”, the gamigo group offersa GaaS publishing package valued at USD$ 250,000 at the GDC 2015. More details and information will be released at gamigo.com with the official start on the GDC in San Francisco.
The gamigo group had a good start into the business year 2015. By increasing its stake in the Berlin-based Piraya Mobile GmbH from 49% to 100%, the gamigo group has further increased its focus on its mobile gaming activities. The engagement into various mobile activities has been started in in 2014 through the acquisition of the now fully-integrated INTENTIUM GmbH with its cross-platform titles “The Rats Online” and “Bonga Online”. In addition, gamigo-GaaS also offers very promising future prospects for the mobile gaming activities. For 2015 and the coming years, the gamigo group also plans to make its portals available on mobile devices, as well as publish additional games applications for mobile operating systems (iOS, Android).
Furthermore, the titles “Wickie Online”, “Gardens 3” and “General War”, which were released in the fourth quarter of 2014, are developing well. The portals www.deutschland-spielt.de and www.gamigo.com were optimized with numerous improvements and also support further revenue growth.
The Dutch-based company Consulta B.V. will be taking over the affiliate marketing activities of the gamigo group’s full subsidiary gamigo Advertising GmbH with effect from April 1st 2015 and will continue these activities under the name CPA.cash.
“We are convinced that the positive revenue and earnings development of 2014 will also be continued in 2015. Further growth perspectives for 2015 are based on organic growth, our new gamigo-GaaS offering as well as through our portals, future game releases and further acquisitions”, says Remco Westermann, member of the executive board at gamigo AG.
The publication of the 2014 financial results is scheduled for April 2015. In order to improve transparency, the group has decided to implement full-IFRS.
About the gamigo group
The gamigo group is one of the leading gaming companies in Europe and North America. gamigo was one of the first companies to discover the booming market segment of online games and published the first MMOG that was completely localized into German as early as 2000. Approximately 100 employees in Hamburg, Berlin (Germany), San Francisco, Chicago (USA) and Seoul (Korea) are focusing on the three business areas Platform Services (a.o. GaaS), Publishing of free to play mobile and online games and running gaming Portals. gamigo has a wide range of highly-popular titles and a loyal customer base, including successful multiplayer online role-playing games such as “Fiesta Online” and “Last Chaos”. On top, the games portfolio continues to be further expanded with new titles, such as the recent additions “Guns & Robots”, “General War” and “Wickie Online”. The gamigo group has a total of well over 35 million registered game accounts worldwide. In addition to online multiplayer games, gamigo is also increasingly investing in mobile games, including games such as “Dino On Fire” and “The Rats Online”.
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