As many domestic social gaming companies (i.e. Klab), Ateam didn’t start with a focus on these games: the company was founded in 2000, long before the web at large became social. Ateam doesn’t provide social games alone but also produces other “digital content”, i.e. websites or mobile services.
Ateam’s biggest title so far is Dark Summoner, a social iOS game that peaked at the No. 17 spot in the US App Store ranking of the top grossing apps and at the No. 2 spot in the same chart in Japan.
The initial offering price for Ateam stock was 1,080 yen per share, but the share price quickly shot up to 3,425 Yen (at the end of today, April 5): Japan still believes in the future of the social gaming market.