Yodo1

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Yodo1
Private[1]
IndustryVideo Games
Founded2011
FounderHenry Fong, James Lalonde
Headquarters,
ServicesPublisher of video games
Websitewww.yodo1games.com

Yodo1 is a mobile game publisher based in Beijing, China.[2][3] The company publishes games in China and international markets.[4] It was founded by James Lalonde and Henry Fong. Fong serves as CEO.[5][6] Yodo1 has co-developed games with Hipster Whale, Featherweight, ZeptoLab, XMG Studio, Defiant Development and HandyGames.

History[edit]

James Lalonde and Henry Fong founded Yodo1 in 2011.[7] Fong previously held leadership roles at Microsoft and Brocade Communications Systems [7] and now serves as the company's founding CEO.[7]

Yodo1 closed $2 million in seed funding from Chang You Fund in June 2012.[7] In August 2012, Yodo1 partnered with HandyGames, a German mobile games developer and publisher, to introduce games to the Chinese market.[8]

SingTel Innov8, a subsidiary of SingTel, led Yodo1's Series A funding and had participation from Chang You Fund.[9][10] Yodo1 acquired $5 million from the funding round.[9]

Yodo1 raised $11 million in Series B financing in December 2013.[11][12] GGV Capital led the funding round and had participation from SingTel Innov8, Pavilion Capital and Iris Capital.[2][11] This was the company's second funding round and raised its total funding to $18 million.[2]

In June 2014, Yodo1 received approximately 40% of its revenue from Apple devices.[13]

Notable Games[edit]

Over the years, Yodo1 has released a number of notable titles in both the Chinese and Global Market:

Global[edit]

Crossy Road (Android and Windows Phone) - Developed by Hipster Whale
Rodeo Stampede (Android) - Developed by Featherweight Games
League of Stickmen (iOS) - Developed by DreamSky
OMGTD (iOS and Android)
Sniper 3D Assassin: Shoot to Kill (Windows Phone) - Developed by Fun Games for Free
Mega Jump 2 (Android) - Developed by Get Set Games
Infinity Wars (Steam) - Developed by Lightmare Studios
Hand of Fate (Windows PC) - Developed by Defiant Development

China[edit]

Ski Safari 1 & 2 - Developed by Defiant Development and Sleepy Zs
Cut the Rope 1 & 2 - Developed by ZeptoLab
Crossy Road - Developed by Hipster Whale
Rodeo Stampede - Developed by Featherweight Games
Sniper 3D Assassin: Shoot to Kill - Developed by Fun Games For Free
Hero Academy - Developed by Robot Entertainment
The Battle Cats - Developed by Ponos

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Company Overview of Yodo1, Ltd". Retrieved June 26, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Kim-Mai Cutler (2013-12-10). "Cross-Cultural Mobile Games Publisher Yodo1 Raises $11M Led By GGV Capital". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2014-07-27.
  3. ^ "Mobile gaming booms in China". Euronews. 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2014-07-27.
  4. ^ Catherine Shu (2014-06-02). "OneSky's Platform Makes Translating Apps Easy". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2014-07-27.
  5. ^ Ken Yeung (2013-08-05). "Yodo1 unveils new strategy game, Cavemania, as it seeks to become a worldwide game distributor". TNW. Retrieved 2014-07-27.
  6. ^ Hamish McKenzie (2012-06-28). "Yodo1 Launches With Message for Western Developers: It's Game On in China". pandodaily. Retrieved 2014-07-27.
  7. ^ a b c d Sarah Perez (2012-06-28). "Yodo1 Raises $2 Million To Help Game Developers Enter China". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2014-07-27.
  8. ^ Kathleen De Vere (2012-08-16). "Exclusive: Full-service Chinese publisher Yodo1 signs up Germany's HandyGames". InsideMobileApps. Retrieved 2014-07-27.
  9. ^ a b "Chinese mobile publisher Yodo1 gets US$5M from SingTel". 2013-07-10. Retrieved 2014-07-27.
  10. ^ "SingTel Innov8 backs Chinese mobile game developer Yodo1". 2013-04-18. Retrieved 2014-07-27.
  11. ^ a b Brandy Shaul (2013-12-11). "Yodo1 raises $11 million in Series B financing for expansion of global publishing efforts". InsideMobileApps. Retrieved 2014-07-27.
  12. ^ Emma Lee (2013-12-11). "Gaming Publisher Yodo1 Secures $11 Million of Series B Financing Led by GGV Capital". TechNode. Retrieved 2014-07-27.
  13. ^ "Apple steps up effort to woo China developers in bid to catch up on android". The Malay Mail Online. 2014-06-06. Retrieved 2014-07-27.