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
May 27, 2022
arrowPress Releases
If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:

Kid-Friendly MMO  Wizard101  Heading To China

Kid-Friendly MMO Wizard101 Heading To China

August 17, 2011 | By Kris Graft

Online game developer KingsIsle Entertainment on Wednesday announced a deal with major Chinese media company Taomee Holdings Limited to bring the popular kid-friendly MMO Wizard101 to China.

The partnership is the latest in the Texas-based game developer's global expansion efforts. The company previously announced a deal with German online game firm Gameforge that would bring Wizard101 to Europe.

According to KingsIsle, the MMO has amassed over 20 million registered players since its U.S. launch in 2008, a milestone that does not include the localized European editions of Wizard101. The game allows for a free trial, and makes its revenues through virtual item buys and subscription fees.

The developer also said that the game's website at attracted over 13 million unique visitors in July this year. Players go to the website to create a wizard and download the game.

The localized Chinese version of Wizard101 is expected to arrive in the country in 2012. Taomee is a leading online entertainment community catering to Chinese kids between the ages of five and 15.

Related Jobs

Question — Tiburon, California, United States

Question - South Park - Lead Level Designer (WFH/Remote)
Treyarch — Playa Vista, California, United States

AI Engineer
Build a Rocket Boy Games
Build a Rocket Boy Games — Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Lead Animation Programmer
Build a Rocket Boy Games
Build a Rocket Boy Games — Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Lead UI Programmer

Loading Comments

loader image