SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 8, 2011) - On August 8th, 2011, ZQGame (www.zqgame.com) will launch the closed beta for Shadowland Online (SLO) in territories including the Americas, Europe and other English-speaking countries. Shadowland Online (http://slo.zqgame.com) is a browser-based social strategy game set in a post-apocalyptic fantasy world, where players must work with each other to conduct war against allied enemies and dark forces that threaten their homeland. The game will be available to the public on ZQGame's portal slo.zqgame.com and on other popular game web portals soon after, including Facebook.
ZQGame's IPO in 2010 made them the first native online gaming company to go public on the Chinese Stock Exchange. Since then, the company has raised approximately $110 million USD and has acquired over 20 game companies. Their products include a roster of over 30 online games ranging from MMO's to mobile and tablet to browser-based games. Recently, ZQGame has made significant moves outside of Asia, following a trend other China-based game companies such as Perfect World and Tencent have also taken.
In the summer of 2011, ZQGame formalized their overseas presence by opening up their first official US office in the Silicon Valley area of California with a founding team carrying years of experience between US and Asia. Shadowland Online and other upcoming releases represent its first formal entries into English-speaking territories and major European countries.
Michael Zhang, ZQGame's overseas executive vice president, remarked, "We are here to make games for the global market. We are optimistic about bringing our success in Asia into new and exciting regions for our business. As we continue to grow, we hope to see our player base grow and flourish into a dedicated community. As part of our outreach, we also see great opportunities for media partners and game developers to work with us."
On August 17-21, 2011, ZQGame will host an exhibition of their roster of games for the western market at Gamescom, the largest trade fair for interactive games and entertainment in Europe held in Cologne, Germany.