Tencent-backed Chinese developer Seasun eyes Western partnerships

JX Online studio set to wrap up US investment

Tencent-backed Chinese developer Seasun eyes Western partnerships

Tencent-backed Chinese developer Seasun Games is eyeing up partnerships with start-ups in the West.

The company has had huge success at home and in South Korea thanks to titles such as JX Online, Go Titans and Ships of Glory.

In an interview with, Seasun Games overseas business development director Zhen Li said the company while it’s currently focused on expansion in South Korea, it will soon extend its reach beyond that.

East to West

To that end it’s working on developing new titles for other markets.

Seasun is also eyeing up some M&A activity in the West. It’s set to finalise investment in a US-based games company working on a strategy and simulation title and it’s also looking for partnerships with new studios.

“We have invested in start-ups around the world,” said Li.

“We are about to wrap an investment in the US with a company that’s developing a strategy and simulation game. So, we welcome any start-ups to contact us if they’re interested in partnering with Seasun.”

In 2017 Chinese publishing giant Tencent acquired a 9.9 per cent stake in Seasun for $142.2 million via its subsidiary Image Frame Investment.

You can read our full interview with Li here.


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Craig Chapple is a freelance analyst, consultant and writer with specialist knowledge of the games industry. He has previously served as Senior Editor at, as well as holding roles at Sensor Tower, Nintendo and Develop.