Social Point

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Social Point S.L.
Subsidiary
Industry Video game industry
Founded 2008; 9 years ago (2008)
Founders Andrés Bou
Horacio Martos
Headquarters Barcelona, Spain
Key people
Andrés Bou (Co-CEO)
Horacio Martos (Co-CEO)
Marc Canaleta (CTO)
Number of employees
270+ (2017)
Parent Take-Two Interactive (2017–)
Website socialpoint.es

Social Point S.L. is a Spanish social network game developer based in Barcelona, Spain. The company began creating free online games for Facebook users in 2008, and is best known for Dragon City.

On 1 February 2017, the company was acquired by Take-Two Interactive, the owner of 2K Games and Rockstar Games, for US$250 million.[1]

History[edit]

Social Point was founded by Andrés Bou and Horacio Martos in 2008. Between 2008 and 2011, they launched 25 online social games. In January 2011, Social Point released the battle and strategy game Social Empires.

In July 2012, Social Point announced it had closed a Series B round of venture capital funding to the total of $10 million. TechCrunch reported that funding for the B.1 round was provided by Nauta Capital, Idinvest and the BBVA bank.[2]

Spanish newspaper Expansión printed an article in February 2013, stating that Greylock Partners had invested €2.9 million in Social Point in December 2012.[3]

In November 2011, Social Point released Social Wars and a mobile version of Social Empires. In May 2012, the company announced the release of Dragon City for Facebook.

In December 2012, The Next Web ran an article announcing that Dragon City was ranked #2 in Facebook's 25 top rated games that year.[4]

Social Point announced an iOS version of Dragon City in March 2013. An Android version was released globally in August 2014.[5] Also in 2014, they launched a new combat and strategy title, Monster Legends, for Facebook, iOS and Android.

In January 2016, the company launched a new title, World Chef,[6] and two months later, Dragon Land,[7] both for iOS and Android.

In 2013, Social Point announced its partnership with the mSchools Initiative, a multi-year, multi-faceted education initiative led by the Mobile World Capital Barcelona.[8]

Social Point has confirmed that its staff will be involved in mentoring school children as part of the App Education Course element of the initiative: a computer science elective that will be offered in Catalan high schools to teach students about application design and prototype development.[9]

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya published an article in October 2012 announcing that Social Point was an official collaborator in its master's program in Videogames Design.[10]

In August 2013, VentureBeat named Social Point one of the 20 fastest growing mobile startups in the world.[11] In 2016, it generated $90 million in annual revenue and $20 million in profits according to parent company Take-Two Interactive[12]

Awards[edit]

Social Point was awarded the "Public Voted Best Social Network Game" award at Gamelab in 2012 for Social Wars, and in 2013 for Dragon City.[citation needed] Monster Legends was named Best Game on a Social Network at Gamelab 2013.[citation needed]

Games developed[edit]

  • Social Empires (2011)
  • Social Wars (2011)
  • Dragon City (2012)[13]
  • Monster Legends (2014)
  • World Chef (2016)
  • Dragon Land (2016)

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