Market Leader Locojoy Expands Into U.S. and Partners With U.S. Game Publisher Narvalous to Bridge the Markets of China and the World

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - March 15, 2016) - GDC -- Locojoy Games, one of the top mobile game developers and publishers in China, today announced it is partnering with U.S.-based Narvalous to bring its triple-A quality games to the North American market and to help U.S. game developers bring their games to China.

In announcing the partnership, Locojoy/Narvalous said today it is releasing three new games in Q2, including Dragon Raja, the mobile version of a popular Korean novel and video game, Dungeons, an innovative and thrilling text-based RPG, and Chrono Legends, a beautiful action card RPG. Locojoy/Narvalous also said they have a strong pipeline of games and will be making additional announcements throughout the year.

"The core of Locojoy publishing is to bring players high quality games," said Shanhu Xing (a.k.a., Master Unspoken), founder and CEO of Locojoy China, and a well-known game industry thought leader and popular novelist among young internet readers. "Our goal is to provide players different types of games to satisfy their needs. Locojoy has grown into a 700-people team, with 500 in game development. Development and publishing are our cornerstones."

"Locojoy is one of the most renowned and respected industry leaders in China," said Tong Xu, co-founder and CEO of Narvalous and CEO of the Locojoy U.S. company. "Partnering with Locojoy allows us to secure access to the highest quality games in China from Locojoy's own studios and those studios in which they invest. Our team specialises in localizing gameplay to appeal to western players and our scalable game portal publishing platform will greatly increase the success rate of our upcoming games." Ms. Xu will oversee the U.S. Locojoy company, which will be based in Palo Alto, CA.

Details regarding the three games announced today can be found here.

Locojoy/Narvalous is exhibiting at GDC and can be found at booth number 2415 in the Main Exhibition Hall (South).

About Locojoy Games

Locojoy is a top mobile game developer and publisher in China. It was founded in 2011 with the idea of "spreading happiness across the world". Many of Locojoy's titles are consistently ranked within the top 10 in the Chinese market. Locojoy's I'm MT was the number one grossing game on the App Store in China for nine consecutive months. It's MT2 was published by Tencent and was the top gross game just six hours after its release. I'm MT has attracted more than 70 million users with 2.56 million DAU at its peak. Last year, Locojoy invested in 28 studios in China and Korea that have produced dozens of high quality games. With its new office in the U.S., Locojoy is looking forward to discover more talented studios and developers to help them become successful globally.

About Narvalous

Founded in 2010 by a team of game veterans and backed by angel investors, Silicon Valley-based Narvalous is a mobile and browser game publisher that is focused on delivering "NARVALOUS happiness projects" globally using their scalable and optimized publishing services on iOS, Android, xGamePortal and Facebook. Narvalous played a significant role as a strategic partner in making Wartune) Facebook Game of the Year 2013. Wartune was adapted from 神曲, an MMORPG browser game developed by 7-Road and published by Proficient City


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