The9 Signs Distribution Partnership With Exit Games to Bring Online Game Engine Exit Games Photon to the Chinese Market
Portland, OR – July XX, 2011 – Exit Games today announced that it has entered into a distribution agreement with The9, the leading online game operator and developer in China. According to the agreement The9 will exclusively market and distribute Exit Games Photon to developers and publishers throughout China.Exit Games Photon is a fast, reliable and powerful network engine and socket server for the development of realtime multiplayer applications with SDKs for Unity, iOS, Android, Flash, HTML5 and many platforms more.
Photon’s C/C++-based core, it’s server extensibility in .NET/C# plus reliable UDP, form a market unique feature set that is essential for scalable online games such as first person shooters or massive multiplayer online games.
The9 Limited is one of the earliest providers of social networking services and online games in China. Familiar with the product distribution, marketing, operation, and community management specific to the Chinese game market, The9 is well equipped to help game developers launch games in China.
Chris Shen, Vice President of The9 Limited commented: “Developing and operating successful online games in China is a huge technical challenge as they must scale for an enormous amount of concurrent users. That is why we are happy to distribute Exit Games Photon, an online game engine that exactly tackles these challenges, allowing game developers to build robust and scalable online games on multiple platforms and to operate them on a minimum amount of servers.”
Christof Wegmann, CTO and founder of Exit Games replies: ”We are absolutely thrilled to partner with an online games powerhouse like The9. China is a fantastic opportunity for us with many highly skilled online game developers and the partnership with The9 opens up this market for us. We are convinced that their specific market knowledge will help to successfully establish Exit Games Photon within the Chinese online game development community.”
Exit Games Photon FREE licenses can be downloaded at http://shop.exitgames.com.
About The9 Limited：
The9 Limited is an online game operator and developer in China. The9 directly, or through affiliates, operates licensed MMORPGs including Soul of The Ultimate Nation™, Atlantica and Kingdom Heroes 2 Online in mainland China. The9 has also obtained exclusive licenses to operate other online games in mainland China, including Seoyugi, Planetside 2 and Free Realms. In addition, The9 operates its proprietary MMORPG World of Fighter, web and SNS game Tiny Kingdoms and Winning Goal in mainland China and overseas. The9 is also developing various proprietary games, including ShenXianZhuan, Firefall and other MMORPGs, web and SNS games. In 2010, The9 established its Mobile Business Unit to focus on mobile internet business.