This article contains content that is written like an advertisement. (January 2020) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
|Formerly||Social Point (2008–2019)|
Number of employees
|Parent||Take-Two Interactive (2017–present)|
Socialpoint (formerly Social Point until 2019) is a Spanish video game developer based in Barcelona. Founded in October 2008 by Horacio Martos and Andrés Bou, the company specialises in free-to-play mobile and social network games, distributed across Android, iOS, Fire OS, and Facebook. Social Point was acquired by Take-Two Interactive in February 2017.
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 November 2011, Social Point released Social Wars and a mobile version of Social Empires. In May 8, 2012, they announced the release of Dragon City for Facebook.
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 Partners, and the BBVA bank.
Social Point announced the releases of iOS and Android versions of Dragon City in March 21, 2013 and July 3, 2013, respectively. Also in 2014, they launched a new title, Monster Legends, for Facebook, 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.
Social Point has confirmed that its staff would be involved in mentoring school children as part of the App Education Course element of the initiative: a computer science elective that was offered in Catalan high schools to teach students about application design and prototype development.
According to the company, in 2015 it had a turnover of 85 million euros (50% coming from the United States) and its video games accumulated 180 million downloads.
In 2016, it generated $90 million in annual revenue and $20 million in profits according to parent company Take-Two Interactive.
In December 2019, Social Point was rebranded as Socialpoint and introduced a new logo.
|Tasty Town||Android||January 31, 2019|||
|Word Life||Android||May 9, 2019|||
|League of Dragons||Android||TBD|
- Chartboost (2 April 2018). "Social Point - Lessons from building a game start-up and being acquired (Chartboost Dev House)". YouTube. Retrieved 31 August 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Wauters, Robin. "Social games developer Social Point raises €2.4 million". TechCrunch. Retrieved 22 August 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Social Point Collaborator in Master in Videogames Finalist in Emprendedor XXI". Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Retrieved 22 August 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Díaz, Tina (12 February 2013). "La "start up" Social Point eleva su financiación hasta once millones". Expansión (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 August 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "GSMA Backs New Mobile Education Initiative of the Mobile World Capital". Retrieved 22 August 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Social Point Partners with GSMA for Education". Retrieved 22 August 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Farr, Cristina (5 August 2013). "Meet the 20 fastest- growing mobile startups". Venture Beat.
- Pueyo Busquets, Jordi (1 February 2017). "Los Pokémon catalanes se van por 250 millones". El País. Retrieved 8 August 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Have You Ever Dreamed of Opening Your Own Restaurant?". Marketwire. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
- "Dragon Land Is a Gorgeous New 3D Platformer out Now on Mobile". Gamezebo. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
- Socialpoint (17 December 2019). "Something is changing..." Instagram.
- Reyburn, Scott (30 May 2013). "Social Point's Andrés Bou on Dragon City's success on mobile, sticking with the Facebook platform and plans for 2013". Adweek. Retrieved 4 June 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Tasty Town forks over food fun on Android and iOS". VentureBeat. 31 January 2019. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
- "Word Life - A New Multiplayer Mobile Word Game Is Out Now". RAGE Works. Retrieved 10 September 2019.