Gamasutra is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.


Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
October 23, 2020
arrowPress Releases







If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


Robot grabs minority investment from Chinese giant Tencent

Robot grabs minority investment from Chinese giant Tencent

February 27, 2015 | By Alex Wawro




Hero Academy developer Robot Entertainment is the latest Western studio to see investment from Tencent, the China-based megacorp with significant investments in (among other things) Epic Games and Riot Games.

The investment comes to Robot through Tencent Games, the Chinese firm's free-to-play game publishing division. Late last year, Robot confirmed a partnership with Tencent Games to publish its upcoming MOBA/tower defense game Orcs Must Die! Unchained in China.

"Taking on Tencent as an investor gives us additional financial flexibility," stated Robot CEO Patrick Hudson in a press release confirming the investment. "More importantly, it creates a long-lasting and valuable partnership with the world’s premier publisher and operator of games."

Tecent recently made significant inroads into the Western market with a majority investment in European publisher Miniclip and a significant investment in Playdots, a mobile studio based in New York. 



Related Jobs

Remedy Entertainment
Remedy Entertainment — Espoo, Finland
[10.23.20]

UX Designer
Sucker Punch Productions
Sucker Punch Productions — Bellevue, Washington, United States
[10.22.20]

Narrative Writer
Sucker Punch Productions
Sucker Punch Productions — Bellevue, Washington, United States
[10.22.20]

Outsource Artist
Sucker Punch Productions
Sucker Punch Productions — Bellevue, Washington, United States
[10.22.20]

Producer









Loading Comments

loader image