Announcement Bigpoint and Youzu Interactive

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    wiley_wiggins Community Team Team RisingCities

    Dear Mayors.

    We are proud and happy to confirm that Bigpoint GmbH will be acquired by Youzu Interactive. Together, Bigpoint and Youzu will create one of the only truly global destinations for online and mobile gaming, being present in over 200 countries. This event is a milestone for Bigpoint and means the beginning of a new era, marked by the launch of the mobile game Hocus Puzzle in the near future.

    Khaled Helioui, CEO Bigpoint said: “With this collaboration, Bigpoint begins the next chapter in its history focused exclusively on the quality of titles published. With the support of Youzu, we will be able to further invest in our talent, the amazing experiences they create and the reach of our games.” He continued, “Lin Qi’s passion and vision for the industry resonated with our hunger to provide better experiences to our players. Partnering with a player-centric product-focused organization such as Youzu will allow us to have the means of our ambition: Great gaming for everybody.”


    1. Who is Youzu?

    Youzu Interactive(SZ.002174) was founded in 2009 and is one of China's most successful PC and mobile publishers. With over 1,500 employees, Youzu has released more than 20 games, which have over 350 million players. Its League of Angels is a huge success while its recent mobile release Youngsters of Three Kingdoms has been a top 10 grossing game in China since release. The company aims to share simply joy worldwide, developing a full range of global publishing systems by integrating R&D and operational capabilities. In June 2014, YOUZU Interactive was officially listed on the capital market, becoming the first domestic A-share gaming company in China. With a guiding principle of sharing simple joy, Youzu has brought multiple award-winning website and mobile games to users worldwide. Lin Qi, Youzu’s founder, is an outstanding entrepreneur with a passion for games, just as we are at Bigpoint.

    2. When will the Deal take place?

    The transaction is due to be completed in April 2016.

    3. How will this change Bigpoint’s current games?

    Although Youzu is acquiring 100% of Bigpoint we have no plans of executing changes to Bigpoint’s current game portfolio. We will continue to develop and support our current games as well as develop the ongoing projects, including the upcoming MMO Game Of Thrones.

    4. Will the Bigpoint brand be kept?

    Yes. We believe that the Bigpoint brand is well established in the gaming community and we will continue to operate under this name.

    We are truly excited about the many opportunities that this collaboration brings to us and our players across the globe and Bigpoint would like to thank you all for your ongoing support and loyalty.

    All the best.

    Your Rising Cities Team
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