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Offline ROJM

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Sega to lead Alliance of Japanese mobile devs
« on: August 23, 2013, 06:01:30 am »
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A host of Japanese mobile developers led by Sega have reportedly banded together to create a cross-promotional network.

According to a Nikkei report spotted by Games Industry, Sega is at the forefront of an initiative involving 14 other developers (such as Capcom and Taito) to create additional exposure by combining player communities.

The 15 companies have a combined user-base of more than 20m, with the long-term plan supposedly involving doubling that figure through the recruitment of other companies.

The report also suggests that the group was formed in an attempt to avoid the revenue share imposed by Japan’s leading networks. That includes the likes of Apple and Google, as well as DeNA and Gree who both take an additional cut of what would otherwise be revenue going to the developer.

Promotional pushes for the organization are expected to kick off in the fall.


via http://www.serkantoto.com/2013/08/21/mobile-game-japan-cross-promotion/
via http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-08-22-sega-leads-alliance-of-japanese-mobile-devs-report
via MCV http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/report-sega-representing-newly-formed-network-of-japanese-mobile-devs/0120455
Sounds cool enough, wonder if it'll be introduced over here.

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Re: Sega to lead Alliance of Japanese mobile devs
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2013, 01:24:53 pm »
Sega is one of the better iOS devs...

the japanese still havent made a breakout like candy crush and stuff like that...

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Re: Sega to lead Alliance of Japanese mobile devs
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2013, 04:40:52 pm »
Yes, but there are a couple of games that are japan exclusive that look realy great on IOS like a couple of their horror game adventures. As i said before, like Sega west is making serious inroads into PC market SOJ are doing the same in the digital IOS market. But let's not forgot the console titles Sega, huh? I mean there wasn't that many Sega developed titles from them this current gen or at least ones that were localised and everyone could play.