Our look back at the past 12 months for 12 of the industry’s leading company’s concludes today with Gameloft.
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Today’s feature takes a look at what has been a milestone year for games developer Gameloft.
2012 has proved to be a record-breaking year for Gameloft. The company achieved consolidated sales of €150.6 million in the first nine months of the year, representing year-on-year growth of 28 per cent.
The firm also announced hardware launches across the iPad Mini, Samsung Galaxy S3 and Windows phone, along with a host of software launches, including Wild Blood – the first Gameloft title to utilise the Unreal Engine – and Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour, which is the company’s first title using the Havok Engine.
Elsewhere, App Annie’s October index revealed that Gameloft had held steady at number four amongst game publishers with regards to iOS revenue.
The freemium and paymium models put in place in March 2011 have enjoyed continuing growth and success this year, while the company registered 56 million monthly active users in 2012. It also launched the Duo Gamer Controller for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, providing consumers with its ‘kick back’ feature and a console-style gaming experience.
Meanwhile, Hollywood star Kevin Bacon could be seen playing Asphalt 7 over 4G in TV commercial for the EE 4G launch in the latter part of 2012.
Gameloft also announced a number of key partnerships with major rights holders this year, including Marvel, Hasbro, FOX, Mattel, Nissan, Hyundai, Sony Pictures and Warner Bros.