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Aeria Games And Sumzap, INC. Announce Partnership

Two Experienced Companies Collaborate to Bring Hit Mobile Title Sengokuenbu -KIZNA- to Western Markets
Berlin & Tokyo , 17 November 2015
Aeria Games And Sumzap, INC. Announce Partnership

BERLIN, GERMANY & TOKYO, JAPAN - November 17, 2015 - Aeria Games, a leading global free-to-play game publisher, and Japanese mobile game developer Sumzap, Inc. have announced a new partnership. The two companies will work together to capitalize on the successful gameplay mechanics of Sumzap, Inc.’s hit title Sengokuenbu -KIZNA-, optimizing and publishing it under a brand-new IP in Western markets in Q1 2016.

Aeria Games, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ProSiebenSat1 Media Group SE, brings with it nearly a decade of proven success in delivering high-profile PC and mobile games from Asian developers to the Western world. The company’s extensive live operations and monetization experience, as well as its cultural knowledge of those markets, will prove invaluable in preparing the upcoming title for a strong launch to new audiences.

Sumzap, Inc. has established itself as an experienced and prominent developer in the highly competitive free-to-play mobile gaming space. The company has a proven track record in developing enduring, exceptionally profitable games within its home market and surrounding territories. It brings to the partnership a talented, eager development team devoted to supporting the launch and growth of the project.

“This partnership provides a great opportunity to bring a top-performing game to previously untapped markets,” said David An, Aeria Games VP of Business Development & Strategy. “We look forward to working with an accomplished partner in Sumzap, Inc. and once again demonstrating our strength in publishing within Western territories.”

"Publishing in the Western market is an exciting new step for us," said Shigeaki Kuwada, CEO of Sumzap, Inc. "We expect to gain a lot of new findings and knowledge through our cooperation with Aeria Games, given their track record and experience in this market."

For more information on Aeria Games GmbH, please visit aeriagames.com. To learn more about Sumzap, Inc., please visit sumzap.co.jp.

About Aeria Games

With a rapidly growing community of over 60 million core players and a deep portfolio of development partners, Aeria Games is a leading destination for free-to-play online multiplayer games. Founded in 2006 and based in Berlin, Germany, Aeria Games publishes and develops high quality online PC, browser and mobile games in thirteen languages, servicing the North American, Latin American and European markets. The company’s proprietary technology offers strong benefits to both players and developers. Players gain access to a universal gaming destination providing deep, immersive online games accessible for browsers, PCs, tablets, and smartphones. Developers get a blazingly fast point of entry to the global gaming market via Aeria Games’ specialized platform that enables quick and easy game integration. The company’s diverse portfolio includes highly engaging fantasy MMORPGs, action shooters, anime-style social games, and multiplayer mobile game titles. For more information, visit http://www.aeriagames.com.

About Sumzap, INC.

Sumzap, Inc. is dedicated to creating new entertainment for smartphones and providing content that will always be a delight for users. Founded in 2009, Sumzap, Inc., was one of the first companies to enter the mobile market. Through early successes and challenges, the company has grown along with the expansion of the market. After the successful release of "Sengoku Saga", "Sengokuenbu -KIZNA-", which launched in 2011, became a smash hit in the domestic app market. Since then, Sumzap, Inc. has been recognized as one of the major smartphone game publishers in Japan. "Sengokuenbu -KIZNA-" has exceeded 4.2 million downloads and reached #2 in the domestic top grossing ranking of the App Store. It retains a top position within its game genre. Sumzap, Inc., continues to provide high quality service beloved by players, and aims to remain No. 1 in the market. For more information, visit http://www.sumzap.co.jp (Japanese only).

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