flaregames, a Germandeveloper and publisher of F2P mobile games, has today announced that Dawn of Steel, its deeply tactical strategy game for smartphones and tablets, will be published in mainland China by NetEase, Inc.. The company is targeting to release their adaptation of the game for the Chinese market in 2016. NetEase is a leading game publisher in China, operating games like Hearthstone from Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., and Cookie Jam from SGN, alongside their own creations such as Fantasy Westward Journey Mobile, a No. 1 top grossing game in iOS China App Store.
Ethan Wang, NetEase, Inc. Vice-President, said: “We hand-pick our publishing portfolio, selecting only games of outstanding quality and huge commercial potential. We believe we have found such a gem in Dawn of Steel and look forward to working with the great flaregames team on this game.”
Klaas Kersting, flaregames CEO and founder, said: “We are very happy to have found such a stellar partner for the immensely important Chinese market, easily the fastest growing games market worldwide. NetEase convinced us with their quality-first approach and their wealth of publishing experience.”
Based in Karlsruhe, Germany, flaregames is a leading publisher and developer of midcore strategy games, and best known for the iconic Royal Revolt series. Apart from Superweapon, the developers of Dawn of Steel, flaregames has partnered with high-profile developers such as Limbic, Subatomic Studios, Brainz, and most recently, Emerald City Games, to form an impressive line-up of upcoming F2P games.