Hong Kong based Animoca Brands announced it has signed a publishing agreement with Japanese game developer and publisher Colopl.

The agreement gives Animoca Brands the right to publish Colopl’s Tokyo Casino Project game, paying Colopl a royalty based on revenue share. The game will be published worldwide by Animoca Brands, excluding Japan, and will be available on Apple’s App Store and Google Play.

Colopl is a Japanese game developer and publishing giant that has launched many highly successful games throughout Japan and generated revenue of ¥84.7 billion in its financial year 2016. Colopl is partnering with Animoca Brands in order to access the company’s publishing network in Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and America as well as its localization expertise to increase the awareness and users of the game worldwide.

 カジノプロジェクト- screenshot Tokyo Casino Project is a mobile multi-player social game that consists of two simulation factors: playing a casino and building a resort. Players can spend real money in the app, but cannot place bets using real currency; instead, Tokyo Casino Project taps into the high demand for virtual social gaming.

The Agreement increases and diversifies Animoca Brands’ product stable and will be the first social casino title published by the Company. It is expected to be popular amongst both male and female audiences. Robby Yung, CEO, Animoca Brands commented: “It is a privilege to be working with Colopl, and we’re looking forward to making Tokyo Casino Project as successful around the world as it was in Japan.”

Animoca Brands publishes globally a broad portfolio of mobile games, including several games based on popular intellectual properties such as Garfield, Thomas & Friends™, and Doraemon. The Company’s games have been downloaded over 260 million times.

Source: Animoca Brand