By Jacob Riis
Finnish game studio Fingersoft Ltd., developer of the award-winning mobile game Hill Climb Racing with over 260 million downloads worldwide, has released a China-localised version of the popular racer together with Finnish-Chinese publishing partner MyGamez Ltd.
Hill Climb Racing: China Edition launched on all major Chinese Android app stores during the Chinese New Year celebrations in February 2015.
The new franchise title is a co-production between Fingersoft and MyGamez. “The purpose of Hill Climb Racing: China Edition is to bring the original game’s fun and engaging gameplay to the close to 300 million Chinese mobile gamers in a culturally meaningful context,” says MyGamez CEO Mikael Leinonen. “It’s time to bring the local fans a brand new Hill Climb Racing experience with local themes and humour. We¹re expecting the China Edition to bring more visibility and new players to the original title as well.”
Fingersoft and MyGamez plans to launch monthly updates to Hill Climb Racing: China Edition, introducing new cars and levels. The launch version of the game features a selection of eight cars and seven levels, and racing takes place in famous Chinese scenic spots like the Great Wall, Shanghai and the Yellow Mountains.
The original Hill Climb Racing gained over 15 million downloads and good rankings Chinese Android stores since the game’s launch in July 2014. In January UCWeb, one of the biggest Android stores in China, selected Hill Climb Racing as the Best Standalone Game of 2014. China Mobile also awarded the original Hill Climb Racing as the Best Game of the Year 2014 in the sports category.
“With the good experience we got from publishing the original Hill Climb Racing with MyGamez in China, it made perfect sense for us to put more effort on catering to the market specific needs,” says Fingersoft BD Director Jarkko Paalanen. “Providing the best possible experience to our fans has always been a priority to us.
“We’ve been very pleased to work with MyGamez to tackle the fragmented Android application store market in China,” continues Paalanen. “In addition to accessing MyGamez’ partner network and their market knowledge, our collaboration provides Fingersoft with a strategic advantage in our game publishing operations, as all our games can now access the Chinese market.”
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MyGamez Ltd. publishes foreign mobile games in the Chinese market. The company, with offices in Finland and China, has developed a publishing platform that enables game developers to reach Chinese players through a multitude of local Android app stores with one SDK integration and one apk build. The MyGamez single SDK publishing model minimises the game developers’ workload and time-to-market in China. The publisher works with all the leading application stores, mobile operators and handset manufacturers in China.
Learn more about MyGamez at www.mygamez.com.
Fingersoft is a Finnish developer and publisher focusing on fun-filled content for mobile devices. The company, famous for the worldwide hit mobile game Hill Climb Racing, started its mobile app business in 2011. Together with other popular apps and games such as Benji Bananas, Fingersoft’s products are currently installed close to 700,000 times a day. Hill Climb Racing alone has totalled over 260 million downloads globally. Fingersoft¹s products are available for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Amazon Kindle.
Learn more about Fingersoft at www.fingersoft.net.
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