Sociable Soccer flies the flag for UK games industry in inaugural Chinese Import Expo

Press Release 12th November 2018

Sociable Soccer flies the flag for UK games industry in inaugural Chinese Import Expo

During the first-ever China International Import Expo (CIIE), held in Shanghai from Monday 5th to Saturday 10th November 2018, British creative companies signed eight deals with Chinese enterprises worth more than 40 million pounds ($52.7 million). The deals involved areas including TV, film, advertising and gaming.

“This is fantastic news which will bring growth to the creative sectors in the UK and China,” Baroness Rona Fairhead, British minister for Trade and Export Promotion, said at a signing ceremony for the eight deals on Wednesday “We see the CIIE as a really momentous event,” she said.

Representing the UK gaming industry was UK-based game developer Tower Studios, who along with China’s sports game company Crazy Sports and Chinese mobile game company Migu Interactive Entertainment agreed on a deal to produce, license and distribute popular mobile games in China.

“We and Crazy Sports will bring Tower Studios’ soccer-themed mobile game Sociable Soccer into the Chinese mainland market,” Fang Zhongjun, vice president of Migu Interactive Entertainment, told the Global Times.

“We provide internet broadcast services of top soccer matches for Chinese audiences, and now we are looking forward to offering domestic fans a good soccer mobile game.”

The signing ceremony between the companies was featured on CCTV’s national TV News in China, Jon Hare CEO of Tower Studios said “We are thrilled to be able to partner up with such powerful publishing partners here in China. Crazy Sports and Migu Interactive Entertainment are truly supportive publishing partners and their affiliation with the Chinese Super League and China Mobile gives us access to the 100 million football fans here that use their live football services.”

The long awaited football action game is due for release on mobile formats in China and throughout Asia early next year.

This article includes citations from an article dated 12.11.18 from en.people.cn

http://en.people.cn/n3/2018/1112/c90000-9517373.html

Orange Bison Article about Sociable

We met up with Orange Bison at Play Expo London and they wrote an article about Sociable that came out earlier this month.

“I personally saw Sociable Soccer for the first time in late 2016 at Play Expo Blackpool, when the game was 30% complete, and the buzz around the game was incredible with people that played the Sensible Soccer games getting excited to see something similar being created whilst also peaking the interests of the younger generation with a new football game to compete with the bigger names, be it kids whose parents had encouraged them to play the Sensible Software games or those bored of the same old games coming out year on year.”

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