Gameloft

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Gameloft S.A.
Type Société Anonyme
Traded as EuronextGFT
Industry Interactive entertainment
Video game industry
Founded 1999[2]
Headquarters Paris, France ("general meeting of June 19, 2012". 19 June 2012. )
Area served Worldwide
Key people Michel Guillemot
(President and CEO)
Revenue Increase €164.4 million (2011)[3]
Operating income Increase €21.1 million (2011)[3]
Net income Increase €18.2 million (2011)[3]
Total assets Increase €138.5 million (2010)[3]
Total equity Increase €103 million (2011)[3]
Employees 28 studios - 5,000+
Parent Ubisoft
Website www.gameloft.com

Gameloft is a video game developer and publisher headquartered in Paris, France. The company also has subsidiaries in 28 countries around the world. They have created a number of games for mobile phone handsets, tablets, games consoles and other platforms.

Founded in 1999 by Michel Guillemot, one of the co-founders and owners of video game publisher and developer Ubisoft, Gameloft has expanded to employ a staff of 5,000 at the end of 2011. Gameloft has posted consolidated revenues of $68m in 2006, $96m in 2007, $110m in 2008 and $122m in 2009.[4] In 2010, Gameloft consolidated sales reached $141m and went up to $164m in 2011. Through agreements with major telephone carriers, handset manufacturers, specialized distributors and its online shop, Gameloft states it has a distribution network in over 100 countries.[4]

As of 2013, Gameloft had development centers in 20 countries. They closed the Hyderbad India center in January 2013.[5] The Hyderabad studio was largely responsible for developing Android version of various iOS games.[6]

Awards[edit]

  • MMO of the Year 2013[7]
    • Best Android MMO - Audience Award ("Order & Chaos Online")
    • Best iPhone & iPad MMO - Audience Award ("Order & Chaos Online")
    • Best Classic Mobile MMO - Audience Award ("Order & Chaos Online")
  • Pocket Gamer Developer of the Year 2011[8]
  • JeuxVideo.com Best MMORPG on iPhone & iPad 2011 ("Order & Chaos Online")[9]
  • JeuxVideo.com Best Action Game ("The Adventures of Tintin")[10]
  • Spike TV Video Game Awards 2008
    • Mobile Game of the Year (The Oregon Trail)[11]
  • Spike TV Video Game Awards 2007[12]
    • Mobile Game of the Year (Assassin's Creed)
    • Best Mobile Action Game (Assassin's Creed)
    • Best Mobile Visual Design (Assassin's Creed)
    • Best Action Game (Heroes: The Official Mobile Game)
  • IGN Game Awards 2007:
    • Best Strategy Game, wireless device (Rise of the Lost Empires)[13]
    • Best Story, wireless device (American Popstar: Road to Celebrity)[14]
  • IGN Game Awards 2008:
    • Best Platform Game, wireless device (Castle of Magic)[15]
    • Best Graphics Technology, wireless device (Hero of Sparta, iPhone)[16]
    • Best Action Game, wireless device (Hero of Sparta, iPhone)[17]
    • Best Racing/Driving Game, wireless device (Asphalt 4: Elite Racing, iPhone)[18]

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