SkyMobi brings Battle Towers, Major Mayhem and Dungeon Quest to China

Small file size, big entertainment

Date Type Companies involved Size
September 11th, 2014 partnership Adult Swim
Game Insight
Shiny Box Games
Not disclosed
SkyMobi brings Battle Towers, Major Mayhem and Dungeon Quest to China

Chinese app store company SkyMobi is looking to acquire high quality simple-to-play games from western developers, and it's just announced that it's signed up three interesting examples.

Shiny Box Games' Dungeon Quest is a colourful 3D action RPG, which - all important for the Chinese market - is less than 40MB to download.

Adult Swim's Major Mayhem is another colorful action game - this time a shooter - but again the file size is under 40MB.

Game Insight's Battle Towers is a little different as it's more of a strategy experience, but again at 44MB, the file size works for a Chinese audience that outside of the Tier 1 cities often struggles to find a free, robust wifi signal.

SkyMobi has the exclusive rights for the three games in China for the all-important Android market, as well as iOS rights for Battle Towers and Dungeon Quest.

It will distribute them though its Maopao store, as well as other channels.

Nation of billions

"We are excited to introduce these three popular international titles to our loyal grassroots users in China, further underscoring our strategy of sourcing quality casual games and localizing them for distribution in the China market," stated SkyMobi CEO Michael Tao Song.

SkyMobi has worked closely with the developers to localise the games, ranging from optimising the tutorials to plugging in new payment methods.

"Our newly-launched 5 Million Guaranteed Downloads incentive program will help provide global developers an efficient channel to publish games and enable them to better track game players' behavior and further improve game quality," Song pointed out.

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