MOSCOW, RUSSIA and SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 2, 2013) - Game Insight, a global leader in mobile and social gaming, is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Kakao, the provider of South Korea's #1 mobile messenger service KakaoTalk to debut its popular mobile game 2020: My Country for Kakao. KakaoTalk is a pioneer in mobile chat services, having been the country's number one mobile messenger app and the first mobile messenger to open its platform to mobile games. The service has in excess of 100 million users worldwide and is already a massively successful platform for mobile games, with accumulated sales for all Kakao games combined having grossed more than US $300 million in the first half of 2013.
Game Insight itself is a truly global game company that has garnered more than 150 million users globally with the release more than 30 top-grossing mobile/social game titles on major app stores and social networks worldwide in more than 100 countries, localized in more than 20 languages. As part of its ongoing crusade to become a truly global company, Game Insight regularly seeks opportunities to work with strong global partners, and as a market leader in South Korea, a market in which an estimated 61% of all smartphone users play games, KakaoTalk is easily one of the company's most exciting partners to date.
"Game Insight is thrilled to join Kakao as part of this new venture," said Darya Trushkina, Game Insight VP Business Development. "Of course, while we release all our mobile titles on major application stores, we're always searching for new partners, new channels, and new audiences with whom to share our games. South Korea's dedicated base of smart, savvy players represents an extremely important audience for Game Insight, which is why we're so excited about debuting on the Kakao game platform with one of our newest and most highly polished mobile game titles to date, 2020: My Country for Kakao."
"We're pleased to have Game Insight join Kakao's network of games," said Jin Lee, Head of Communications at Kakao. "KakaoTalk is a proven leader in the mobile space for successful and popular games, and we're happy to have a partner as accomplished in mobile gaming and freemium monetization as Game Insight join our service."
As part of this partnership, Game Insight's popular city-building strategy game 2020: My Country for Kakao is available on Kakao's game platform starting today.
2020: My Country for Kakao on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gameinsight.mycountry2020.kakao
2020: My Country for Kakao on Apple Appstore: https://itunes.apple.com/app/maikeonteuli2020-for-kakao/id684263827
Game Insight Press Kit: http://www.game-insight.com/files/EN/Corporate/GI_CorporatePress-kit_ENG/
Visit the official site of the game: http://2020mycountry.com
About Game Insight
Founded in 2010, Game Insight is a global-facing developer and publisher of varied, user-focused, and free-to-play games for all major mobile and social platforms, including iOS, Android, Facebook, and Web. We are a team of more than 800 passionate game developers who actually play games ourselves. Our internal network consists of 17 different studios that constantly create and update high- quality games, many of which have already become #1 top-grossing hits in mobile application stores and on social networks around the world, which has led Game Insight to build a global audience of more than 150 million users.
Visit http://www.game-insight.com for more info.
About Kakao Corp
Kakao Corporation is the provider of KakaoTalk, a mobile messaging application and global mobile social platform based in South Korea. Since the launch of its app in 2010, Kakao has solidified its position as a leader in the mobile industry, expanding its service beyond messaging to a social platform encompassing games, digital contents, marketing, commerce and more. KakaoTalk currently has more than 100 million registered users from 230 countries, and as many as 5.2 billion messages are delivered every day in form of text, photos, video and voice. As a global, cross-platform application, it is available in 13 languages, on Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Windows Phone and Bada OS. Kakao's mission is to build a symbiotic mobile ecosystem at the global scale, offering a mobile social platform that provides win-win solutions for users and third-party partners alike. For more information, visit www.kakao.com/talk/en.