Oasis Games Enters into Strategic Partnership with Iron Mountain Interactive
Chinese Global Publisher Leads $3M Series A Round with European Developer Comprised of Gaming Vets Formerly of Rockstar Games, Take-Two Interactive, Deep Silver, Nexon; Extending Oasis Games’ Western Gaming Presence by Securing Exclusive Worldwide Publishing Rights to Upcoming Online Multiplayer Game for PC and Console
BEIJING and VIENNA - July 2, 2018 - Oasis Games Limited (“Oasis Games”), an Asian leader in AAA PC, console and mobile games that is the strategic global publishing partner of Sony Interactive Entertainment Shanghai, is leading a $3M strategic Series A investment into Iron Mountain Interactive GmbH, a Vienna-based, multi-platform games developer. Led by industry veterans Mike Borras and Helmut Hutterer, Iron Mountain Interactive is a highly-acclaimed European game development studio whose team has worked on some of the largest gaming franchises in history including Grand Theft Auto, Max Payne, Manhunt and Dead Island.
Under the terms of the Series A round, Oasis Games has made a cash equity investment into Iron Mountain Interactive in exchange for a minority stake in the company. The terms also provide Oasis Games with the exclusive worldwide publishing rights to Iron Mountain Interactive’s unannounced next game - a competitive, online multiplayer “Hero Sport” game scheduled for release globally in 2019 on PC, PlayStation®4 system and other console platforms. This is the first Western investment by Oasis Games and expands the development resources available to make an impactful launch while giving the company a key new title to expand into the multi-billion dollar competitive online gaming space.
“This long-term, strategic partnership with Iron Mountain Interactive is our first investment in a Western company and further strengthens our publishing portfolio and stable of development talent, as this team’s long and impressive track record for developing high-quality, unique gameplay experiences for both Western and Asian audiences, will resonate with our international player base,” said Yuhui Wang, Chief Executive Officer of Oasis Games. “This partnership marks yet another milestone in our ongoing strategy for growing our business in the Western market, together with our partners at Sony Interactive Entertainment Asia.”
“Oasis Games shares our vision for bringing high-quality online multiplayer games to the world, and they have been doing so globally since 2011,” said Mike Borras, Chief Executive Officer of Iron Mountain Interactive. “I’m looking forward to working in partnership with Oasis Games to combine their Chinese and Global platforms and resources with our love for creating unique and ambitious multiplayer games that can be enjoyed on multiple platforms by millions of players around the world.”
To date, Oasis Games has released 90 titles across multiple platforms including PC, console and mobile, including the blockbuster online RPG, Legend Online, that has over 50 million players. Its global publishing resources allow developers to reach players around the world while giving them the freedom to chart their own course.
Further details on the upcoming title from Iron Mountain Interactive will be revealed in the coming months. Follow the latest news on Oasis Games on Twitter at: @OAS_Games or visit the official website at www.oasgames.com.
About Oasis Games Ltd.
Oasis Games Limited was established in 2011 and has become a top global interactive entertainment publisher. The company’s games have been translated into 16 different languages and published in more than 130 countries, reaching more than 200 million players. The company continues its pioneering presence as the first, and currently sole, strategic publishing partner of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) Shanghai for the global publishing market—uniquely positioning Oasis Games to bring high quality games to Mobile, PC and console players worldwide. Its blockbuster online RPG, Legend Online, has attracted over 50 million players and Naruto Online, the award-winning RPG browser-based game of the Naruto franchise, has amassed a global following. The company has also launched a lineup of exciting Steam and PlayStation®VR games including Light Tracer, Salary Man Escape, and the upcoming Animal Force. For more information, please visit www.oasgames.com.
About Iron Mountain Interactive
Founded in 2017 in Vienna, Austria, Iron Mountain Interactive GmbH is a multi-platform game developer founded by a group of former Rockstar Games, Deep Silver, and Socialspiel Entertainment veterans who have been creating AAA PC, Console and free to play Mobile games for the western and Asian markets over 15 years. For more information and job openings, please visit www.ironmountaininteractive.com.