PARIS, January 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Gameloft®, a leading global publisher of digital and social games, today announced its partnership with the Tencent Mobile QQ Game Platform, the most popular Chinese mini casual game open platform, for the exclusive publishing of the Android version of Gameloft's most successful social game, Ice Age Village, in Mainland China.
Tencent has grown into one of China's largest and most used Internet service portals. Today the Tencent Mobile QQ Game Platform has over 350 million registered user accounts, making it one of the biggest online game communities worldwide.
Ice Age Village is a social simulation game resulting from an exclusive agreement between Gameloft and Fox Digital Entertainment. Since launching worldwide last April on the App Store and Google Play, the game has been downloaded over 40 million times (over 10% of downloads originating from the Chinese App Store). The game has been #1 in the Top Free Games category on the Chinese App Store with a substantial number of 5-star consumer ratings.Ice Age Village offers players the ability to immerse themselves in the unique world of Twentieth Century Fox's Ice Age, one of the most successful franchises in animation history. Players interact with beloved heroes such as Sid, Manny and Diego, while simultaneously playing through a series of quests and mini-games featuring everyone's favorite saber-toothed squirrel, Scrat. " We ar e thrilled to be partner ing with Tencent for local distribution of the Android version of Ice Age Village ," said Gonzague de Vallois, Gameloft's Senior Vice President of Publishing. " It is one of Gameloft ' s major initiatives for our Android publishing strategy in China . By leveraging Tencent ' s huge user base , we are truly able to provide the best gaming experience to more Chinese gam ers. " Simon Li, the Vice President of Tencent Mobile Product Department, said: " We are excited to cooperate with Gameloft on this exclusive title. As the biggest game publishing platform in China , our aim is to bring the best quality games to our users. We are delighted that Gameloft shares the same vision with us and we look forward to the success of this great title on our platform. " Chinese players can experience the game for free via the QQ Game platform now.