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Voltage Opens Office In the US, Wants To Publish Social Dating Sims Globally [Social Games]

Tokyo-based (and listed) social game maker Voltage is famous in Japan for covering a very specific genre: social dating simulations. In these games, players are supposed to “date” virtual characters in various settings, usually embedded in a narrative that guides users from one situation to the next. There are various types in this genre: games…

Puzzle & Dragons Hits 9 Million Users (And Shows How Important TV Is In User Acquisition In Japan)

Puzzle & Dragons, Japan’s top smartphone game, now counts 9 million users: the puzzle/RPG hybrid actually reached that milestone on February 18, just a few days after hitting 8 million downloads late last month. The chart below, compiled by Social Game Info, shows how Puzzle & Dragons grew to 9 million users since launch on…

Tokyo-Based Mobile Game Maker Colopl Goes IPO, Boasts US$480 Million In Market Cap

Tokyo-based mobile game maker Colopl got listed at the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Thursday and saw its share price soar 88% from 3,000 to 5,650 yen on the first day (ticker: 3668). The listing was announced last month. And it is a pretty big one: Colopl is boasting a 40 billion yen (US$480 million) market cap currently….

enish Goes IPO At The Tokyo Stock Exchange, Reaches US$40 Million Market Cap

Tokyo-based social game maker enish got listed at the Tokyo Stock Exchange’s Mothers section for startups today (ticker: 3667), as announced last month. The stock price went up from 800 Yen to 1,360 Yen, helping the company to reach a 3.3 billion yen (US$40 million) market cap. In other words, enish’s IPO was relatively small. To…

Tokyo-Based Social Game Maker enish To Get Listed Next Month [Social Games]

DeNA, GREE, KLab, Voltage, Index, A-team, Crooz… the list of publicly traded social gaming companies in Japan is about to get longer. Tokyo-based enish has announced it filed with the Tokyo Stock Exchange to go public at the Mothers section for startups on December 11 (ticker: 3667). The company was established under the name Synphonie in February…

GREE Partner gumi Tops Deloitte’s Japan Technology Fast 50 Ranking [Social Games]

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu has released their ranking of the top 50 high-growth companies in Japan in the TMT sector (Technology, Media & Telecommunications), and the rapid expansion of the country’s social gaming sector is clearly reflected in the list. According to Deloitte’s “Japan Technology Fast 50 Ranking”, Tokyo-based gumi has been the fastest growing tech…

dgame: Docomo Confirms Its Social Gaming Platform Is Coming [Social Games]

The Nikkei caused a big splash two weeks ago when the business daily broke the news that Japan’s biggest mobile carrier NTT Docomo (around 60 million subscribers) is planning to enter the social gaming business. The information available back then was relatively thin, but Docomo just confirmed the plan (and almost all the points leaked by…

New Love Sim: Japan Gets “Gossip Girl” Social Game [Social Games]

Love and dating sim specialist Voltage has announced a pretty interesting new title for the Japanese market. It’s the first time the Tokyo-based (and listed) company uses IP for a game, and it’s a big one. Gossip Girl – New York De Koi No Yokan (Gossip Girl – Anticipation Of Love In New York) will be…