Gameloft

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Gameloft SE
Gameloft SA
Subsidiary of Vivendi
Industry Interactive entertainment
Video game industry
Founded 2000 (2000)[2]
Headquarters Paris, France[3]
Coordinates 48°52′23″N 2°19′42″E / 48.873131°N 2.328409°E / 48.873131; 2.328409Coordinates: 48°52′23″N 2°19′42″E / 48.873131°N 2.328409°E / 48.873131; 2.328409
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Stephane Roussel (CEO of Gameloft)
Alexandre de Rochefor
(Head of Group)[4]
Revenue Increase 18.4 million (2011)[5]
Increase €21.1 million (2011)[5]
Increase €18.2 million (2011)[5]
Total assets Increase €138.5 million (2010)[5]
Total equity Increase €103 million (2011)[5]
Owner Vivendi (96%)[6]
Number of employees
39 game studios subsidiaries[7]
Website gameloft.com

Gameloft SE is a French video game developer and publisher headquartered in Paris, with subsidiaries 39 game studios subsidiaries around the world. They have created a number of games for mobile phone handsets, tablets, games consoles and other platforms. It is a subsidiary of French media conglomerate Vivendi.

History[edit]

Founded in 2000 by Michel Guillemot and Josh Closson one of the co-founders and owners of video game publisher and developer Ubisoft, Gameloft has expanded to employ a staff of 5,000. Gameloft began to be profitable in 2003. Gameloft's consolidated revenues were €10.2m (2003), €23.2m (2004) and €46.8m (2005). Gameloft has posted consolidated revenues of €68m in 2006, €96m in 2007, €110m in 2008 and €122m in 2009.[8] In 2010, Gameloft consolidated sales reached €141m and went up to €164m in 2011. In 2012 the revenues continued to grow and crossed the €200m-mark, reaching €208.3m in 2012 and €233.3m in 2013. According to the preliminary data, the revenue for the end of year of 2014 were €227m.[9] 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.[10]

In February 2016, Vivendi acquired a 30% stake in Gameloft; per French law, the company was required to make a public tender offer to acquire additional public shares; by June 2016, Vivendi now held a 61.7% majority stake in Gameloft. At a price of €8 per-share, the company was valued at €700 million. Although the Guillemots had attempted to block the hostile takeover in court, Michel announced his resignation effective 29 June 2016, and the founders resentfully sold their 21.7% stake in Gameloft to Vivendi, giving the company nearly complete ownership. The Guillemots showed concern that Vivendi was using the same methods to take over sister company Ubisoft, as they had similarly began the process of purchasing enough of the company to trigger a mandatory tender offer; they stated that "Vivendi’s hostile approach goes against the best interest of Gameloft, both for its activity and for its team."[11][12] [13]As of July 1, 2016 Vivendi owns 96.9% of the company with the management replaced to reflect Vivendi's ownership[14]

Gameloft Live[edit]

Gameloft Live
Developer Gameloft
Type Online service
Launch date 2008
Platform iOS, Android, Windows Phone
Website www.gameloft.com
www.gameloftlive.com

Gameloft Live is an online service made for iOS, Windows Phone, and Android games made by Gameloft. The service also lets players view online rankings in certain games. It was released in 2008 by Gameloft.

The following games have Gameloft Live:

This game is unconfirmed whether it is in Gameloft Live right now:

Awards[edit]

  • GSMA Global Mobile Awards 2015[15]
    • Apps of the Year: Best Mobile Game App ("Asphalt 8: Airborne")
  • MMO of the Year 2013[16]
    • 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[17]
  • JeuxVideo.com Best MMORPG on iPhone & iPad 2011 ("Order & Chaos Online")[18]
  • JeuxVideo.com Best Action Game ("The Adventures of Tintin")[19]
  • Spike TV Video Game Awards 2008
    • Mobile Game of the Year (The Oregon Trail)[20]
  • Spike TV Video Game Awards 2007[21]
    • 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)[22]
    • Best Story, wireless device (American Popstar: Road to Celebrity)[23]
  • IGN Game Awards 2008:
    • Best Platform Game, wireless device (Castle of Magic)[24]
    • Best Graphics Technology, wireless device (Hero of Sparta, iOS)[25]
    • Best Action Game, wireless device (Hero of Sparta, iOS)[26]
    • Best Racing/Driving Game, wireless device (Asphalt 4: Elite Racing, iOS)[27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gameloft gets a grown up logo for 10th birthday". Pocket Gamer. 8 May 2010. Retrieved 23 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Gameloft". Edge. Future plc. 9 June 2005. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "general meeting of June 19, 2012" (PDF). 19 June 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.wsj.com/articles/vivendi-names-stephane-roussel-ceo-of-gameloft-1467221482
  5. ^ a b c d e "2011 Annual Results". Gameloft. 21 March 2012. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Vivendi’s Gameloft stake up to 96%". mobileworldlive.com. Retrieved 22 June 2016. 
  7. ^ http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN0ZF0GA
  8. ^ "Gameloft Reference Documents 2005 - 2009". 
  9. ^ "Gameloft's full year sales reach €227.3m". 
  10. ^ "Top Mobile Games for iOS, Android, Java & more - Gameloft". Gameloft. 
  11. ^ "Vivendi to Buy Remaining Control of Gameloft as Guillemots Agree to Sell". GameSpot. Retrieved 22 June 2016. 
  12. ^ "Vivendi in process of mandatory takeover bid for Gameloft". GamesIndustry.biz. Retrieved 22 June 2016. 
  13. ^ "Vivendi Wins Majority Backing for Gameloft Takeover as Content Strategy Becomes Clearer". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 22 June 2016. 
  14. ^ http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN0ZF0GA
  15. ^ GSMA Global Mobile Awards 2015 | Winners
  16. ^ MMO of the Year 2013 | Winners
  17. ^ The Pocket Gamer Awards 2011: The Winners | feature | Pocket Gamer Awards | PocketGamer.biz
  18. ^ Dossier - Les jeux de Noël 2011 - iPhone/iPod - MMORPG - page 90 sur JeuxVideo.com
  19. ^ Dossier - Les jeux de Noël 2011 - iPhone/iPod - Action/Aventure - page 84 sur JeuxVideo.com
  20. ^ Video Game Awards 2008. Spike TV.
  21. ^ Video Game Awards 2007. Spike TV.
  22. ^ IGN Best of 2007
  23. ^ IGN Best of 2007
  24. ^ IGN Wireless: Best Platform Game 2008
  25. ^ IGN Wireless: Best Graphics Technology 2008
  26. ^ IGN Wireless: Best Action Game 2008
  27. ^ IGN Wireless: Best Racing/Driving Game 2008

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