The world’s leading HTML5 games company is backed to pursue its vision of mobile games distribution across easy-to-access web portals and native app stores
AMSTERDAM, September 11nd, 2013 – BoosterMedia’s rapidly growing HTML5 games ecosystem has today been backed by existing investors Truffle Capital and Solid Ventures, along with a new strategic investment from the multinational mobile commerce group Neomobile.
The Series A round of over $5m gives the BoosterMedia management team funding to continue its international expansion as well as adding to the team at its Amsterdam, The Netherlands, HQ. It will open new offices in Singapore and Sao Paolo, Brazil, before the end of the year. The firm has recently opened an office in Tokyo to continue to expand its relationship with Japan’s leading games publishers. BoosterMedia has key partnerships and distribution deals with several Tokyo companies already in place.
The funding will also enable BoosterMedia to continue to enhance its platform and lets even more third party developers to publish and monetise their HTML5 games through BoosterMedia’s distribution partnerships with leading brands worldwide. The platform allows gamers to enjoy an extensive portfolio of free-to-play ad-funded games, social community features and freemium games with in-app purchases.
Using a single code-base, HTML5 games can be run on many different platforms and devices. Laurens Rutten, CEO of BoosterMedia, said: “Most game developers now have to compete with hundreds of thousands of rival products on the traditional app-stores and they’re finding it almost impossible to get their games discovered.
“With HTML5 however, their products can still be offered in the various app-stores, but it’s up to the developer to distribute it via the mobile web as well. We are giving them additional choices and allowing them more time to be creative with their games rather than just re-coding for multiple platforms.”
There will be added support for the new HTML5-dedicated operating systems, such as Firefox OS and Tizen, and BoosterMedia will invest further in its in-house games studio, providing HTML5 freemium games in partnership with leading brands and IP owners.
BoosterMedia has entered into a partnership with Mobcast Global Inc. to bring their highly successful MobaSoccer football game to the European and Brazilian markets. MobaSoccer, originally launched as ‘Mobasaka’ in Japan and Korea, is a football-management game, featuring the real names and faces of over 2000 professional footballers from teams all over the world. Currently, the game services 600.000 monthly active users in Japan and 300.000 in Korea.Read more
BoosterMedia recently opened an office in Tokyo, as a first step to increase the company’s international footprint outside the Amsterdam head-office. From the new location, main business focus will be on operational support for Japanese partnerships and attracting new games IP.Read more
Mobile Entertainment, the leading publication for the mobile entertainment industry, announced the nomination for BoosterMedia as finalist in the category “Best Social Games Service Prodivder”. Among the other finalists are companies like GREE, DeNA, PlayPhone and WildTangent.
The Mobile Entertainment Awards cover 23 categories, including “Best Advertising Network”, “Best Mobile Game” and “Best Operator”. The winners of the ME Awards 2013 will be announced during an award-ceremony in the Royal Garden Hotel in London, November 14th 2013.Read more
Amsterdam (The Netherlands) – May 16, 2013 – BoosterMedia, the leading HTML5 games distribution network, has introduced DoctorHTML5games.com: an initiative to stimulate the further development of the HTML5 gaming ecosystem. The new website aims to be a primary resource of information for technical game developers and anyone who’s interested in the business behind HTML5 gaming.Read more
AMSTERDAM, January 9 – BoosterMedia has just released a new publication on the state of the HTML5 games market: “HTML5, a developing games ecosystem”.Read more
The year 2013 will be a turning point for the HTML5 mobile games industry. Where 2012 has seen the real establishing of a HTML5 mobile games ecosystem, this year will bring us many new great game titles, advanced tools and additional HTML5 games distribution channels. BoosterMedia will be in the center of these developments to further develop this exciting market together with you.
BoosterMedia wishes all its clients, partners, game developers and other relations across the globe a very Happy New Year!Read more
Amsterdam, November 16 2012 – Many mobile game companies still choose native iOS or Android as their first route to market. Only to find out that it’s very challenging to stand out between hundreds of thousands of other games in the traditional app-stores. There is, however, a viable alternative approach that is quickly gaining interest worldwide: HTML5. BoosterMedia has released a new infographic with the essential facts you need to know about HTML5 gaming.Read more
The company will share its best practices and experience from around the world with the top HTML5 game developers present at onGameStart 2012.Read more
This year BoosterMedia will be attending ChinaJoy 2012 in Shanghai, at its 10th anniversary. BoosterMedia is exploring new business opportunities and look to establish partnerships across several areas of the mobile gaming ecosystem in Asia.Read more
BoosterMedia the HTML5 cloud-gaming company will attend the Gamescom in Cologne from August 15th – 18th. We will actively explore new business opportunities and look to establish beneficial partnerships across several areas of the mobile gaming ecosystem.Read more
Bebo, the social network that ‘connects users to everyone and everything they care about’, has chosen BoosterMedia to power its new mobile games channel.Read more
BoosterMedia will attend the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco from March 7th – 9th. We will actively explore new business opportunities and look to establish beneficial partnerships across several areas of the mobile gaming ecosystem.Read more
BoosterMedia will attend the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. We are interested in meeting OEMs, MNOs, media and gaming brands and social networks to discuss our customized mobile gaming solutions.Read more
The new investment will help further expand BoosterMedia’s HTML5 mobile games distribution network internationally.Read more
Absolutist has chosen BoosterMedia to provide Wellgames.com, its online gaming website, with a customized mobile gaming destination. With the cooperation, Absolutist joins the growing roster of partners that entrust BoosterMedia to bring their gaming brands to a mobile audience.Read more
BoosterMedia will kick off 2012 by attending and sponsoring the Casual Connect conference in Hamburg, Germany for the third consecutive year. During the conference, BoosterMedia will showcase its innovative mobile games distribution platform and its latest HTML5 social browser games. Additionally, the company will introduce a variety of customized solutions for media and gaming brands, social networks, OEMs and MNOs.Read more
BoosterMedia and Admeen have strengthened their partnership and will launch mobile gaming portals for Admeen’s gaming websites 1001spielen.de, giochixl.it, 1001pelit.com and 1001hry.cz, in Germany, Italy, Finland and Czech Republic markets, respectively. The four new portals are in addition to the two portals already serving Admeen’s mobile users in France and The Netherlands.Read more
Actively pursuing opportunities in developing markets, BoosterMedia has announced a partnership with popular Brazilian web gaming site, ClickJogos.com.br. The cooperation brings together two significant leaders: BoosterMedia in mobile browser-based games and Click Jogos in Brazilian web gaming. BoosterMedia provides Click Jogos with a white label gaming portal that enables effective reach and monetization of both feature phones and smartphones in the local Brazilian market. End-users can enjoy the browser gaming experience at m.clickjogos.uol.com.br on their mobile devices.Read more
Utrecht, November 21, 2011 – BoosterMedia has partnered with Atrativa Latin America to bring the company’s Brazilian gaming brand to a mobile audience. A subsidiary of GameHouse – a worldwide leader in casual games – Atrativa Latin America caters to Brazilian gamers with its website, Atrativa.com.br. The cooperation marks BoosterMedia’s first expansion into the mobile gaming market in Brazil.Read more
Utrecht, November 8th, 2011 – Spil Games, the largest network of casual gaming websites, has entered into a partnership with BoosterMedia to strengthen its mobile offering in multiple countries. Utilizing BoosterMedia’s mobile gaming platform and games library, Spil Games is now able to deliver games content to many additional devices that were previously unsupported. With the recently launched mobile destinations, Spil Games will expand its reach in its various key markets, especially those with a high penetration of feature phone users.Read more
Utrecht/Zwolle – November 4, 2011 – BoosterMedia and Admeen have announced a partnership to launch mobile gaming portals for Admeen’s gaming brands Jeuxdelajungle.fr and Elkspel.nl, catering to the French and Dutch speaking markets, respectively. The two new portals feature a wide selection of BoosterMedia’s browser-based HTML5 and Flash games for mobile.Read more
Rotterdam/Utrecht – October 18, 2011 – Today Nimbuzz announced an important milestone that brings the company one step closer towards becoming the world’s leading mobile entertainment platform. The free video calls and messaging app for the connected generation has launched a partnership with BoosterMedia to give access to free casual games to over 60 million users, across Symbian, Android and iPhone handsets.Read more
Utrecht, October 14, 2011 – BoosterMedia’s CEO Laurens Rutten will present during the Social Mobile and Mobile Trends day of Casual Connect Kiev 2011. In his keynote presentation “Browser-based Mobile Social Gaming: Distribution Beyond the App Stores” Rutten will focus on smart distribution via the open mobile web. Additionally, concrete experience and lessons-learned in developing browser-based mobile social games will be shared with the audience.Read more
Hilversum/Utrecht, October 13, 2011 – Casual game publisher Youdagames has released a mobile version of the Youdagames website, which allows their millions of online players to play all kinds of casual games while on the move. Youdagames chose to do this in cooperation with leading provider of mobile gaming solutions BoosterMedia.Read more
BoosterMedia recently surpassed one million downloads of its mobile games in the Nokia OVI and Samsung Bada app-stores. The downloads include successful casual game titles such as Mahjong Master, Bubble Blast, Bash-a-Mole as well as a number of fashion dress-up games targeted towards young women.Read more
Rumble Media launches mobile site for its online game portal Fettspielen.de.
Karlsruhe/Germany (08.15.2011) – Rumble Media partners with Boostermedia to launch a new mobile version for its online gaming website Fettspielen.de. Available at http://m.fettspielen.de, the new portal brings the Fettspielen brand to a rapidly growing mobile gaming audience.Read more
BoosterMedia will pack its bags this August and head to Gamescom in Cologne. As a showcase company in the Dutch Pavilion, BoosterMedia will demo its mobile social gaming solutions and Connected GamePlay technology.Read more
Zylom, the European gaming brand of RealGames, has recently announced the launch of a large-scale mobile gaming portal. Powered by BoosterMedia, the mobile destination features an extensive selection of casual games including downloadable Zylom favorites and BoosterMedia’s own browser-based titles. New games are being added all the time.Read more
Keesing Games, the Netherlands-based gaming company and part of Telegraaf Media Groep, has recently launched a mobile portal for its Zigiz gaming brand. The portal is powered by BoosterMedia and provides a variety of casual games that appeal to Zigiz’s core 20-40 year old female audience.Read more
rizee.com, a leading French casual gaming website where users can exchange credits for real prizes, has recently launched a mobile destination. The game portal features a broad selection of browser-based casual games.Read more
Once again BoosterMedia returns to sponsor Casual Connect Europe. This year, BoosterMedia will showcase its browser-based mobile gaming solutions and sneak peek its upcoming cross-platform social gaming capabilities from its all-new Connected GamePlay technology.Read more
BoosterMedia and MediaTrust have launched a mobile portal for spielen.de, MediaTrust’s online destination for German casual gamers.Supporting the majority of handsets, the mobile destination offers a wide variety of free casual games.Read more
Urecht October 27 – BoosterMedia today announced that is has secured a new round of investment for an undisclosed amount. Truffle Capital and Solid Ventures are the primary participants in this round. The new round will enable BoosterMedia to rapidly increase its partner network of mobile gaming portals internationally.Read more
BoosterMedia and MSN.nl, Microsoft’s leading online destination in The Netherlands, have now released a dedicated mobile games channel. Powered by BoosterMedia’s gaming solutions, the games section of m.msn.nl offers a wide variety of free casual games and quizzes for most mobile handsets.Read more
Pelikone.fi, Finland’s number one gaming destination, is now complemented with a mobile optimized games site. A selection of free to play and easy to understand casual games is offered to users visiting the site with their mobile phone.Read more
In cooperation with RTL Netherlands, BoosterMedia has introduced a mobile version of Spelsalon.nl, a Dutch casual gaming website mainly site targeted at women. Spelsalon mobile features a selection of free mobile casual games in categories such as puzzles, board games and classic arcade.Read more
BoosterMedia will demonstrate its mobile casual gaming solutions at the Festival of Games 2010. The Festival of Games, blending with media and entertainment, big brands and ICT, is one of Europe’s most effective business events for the digital games industry.Read more
BoosterMedia has released two new “spot-the-difference” games for mobile handsets: Time Traveller and Pyramid Differences. The casual games feature scenes from the past and the future, where each scene contains 10 differences.Read more