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GUANGZHOU, China, May 6th, 2021 - NetEase Games, the online games division of NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES, HKEX: 9999), joins hands with 11 bit studios S.A., a Warsaw-based game developer and publisher internationally recognized in the industry to announce their strategic partnership today for bringing the award-winning title Frostpunk to mobile. Later this year, players will be able to access this elaborately-crafted post-apocalypse society survival game on both iOS and Android platforms.
The original Frostpunk is the first society survival game ever released for the global market. Playing as the leader of the last city on earth, players need to run the city, allocate resources, solve social problems, and lead the city through the eternal winter. Frostpunk Mobile perfectly brings this post-apocalypse society survival experience to mobile. In the meantime, Frostpunk Mobile will continue to explore the meaning of humanity – where does it stand between life and death; and the thin line that separates an organized society from an inhumane disorder.
Authentic to the original Frostpunk signature gameplay mechanics that players used to, Frostpunk Mobile will let players dive deeper into the post-apocalypse society survival experience. With new features such as Roguelike Adventure, Law and Guild, Rare Animal Rescue Station, and Character Development, Frostpunk Mobile has its sight set on providing an immersive experience for worldwide players.
“11 bit studios is on a quest to create high-quality meaningful entertainment. Our games make people think. This is what Frostpunk does. Now, our grand goal is to define meaningful experiences on mobile devices,” said Przemysław Marszał, the CEO of 11 bit studios, “I believe we found the right partner who shares the same passion and wants to take the challenge. NetEase Games is the perfect choice. Together we are on the quest to bring an unforgettable game to iOS and Android.”
“We are excited to collaborate with 11 bit studios and bring its world-renowned Frostpunk IP into a mobile version,” said Ethan Wang, Vice President of NetEase, Inc. “We believe NetEase' s world-class R&D, and operating and publishing know-how, and both companies' shared vision to inspire a deeper exploration of humanity, gives the collaboration potential to create a meaningful gaming experience for global players.”
The detailed release timeline of Frostpunk Mobile will be announced later at NetEase Games’ Annual Product Launch Event on May 20th, 2021. To stay up-to-date on Frostpunk Mobile, please visit the Official Website https://www.frostpunkmobile.com and social media channels: Twitter https://twitter.com/FrostpunkMobile and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FrostpunkMobile/ for the latest information.
Frostpunk is a BAFTA-nominated game that started the society survival genre. As the ruler of the last city on Earth, it is your duty to manage both its citizens and its infrastructure. What decisions will you make to ensure your society's survival? What will you do when pushed to breaking points? Who will you become in the process? To find more information about the game, please go to http://www.frostpunkgame.com/
About 11 bit studios
11 bit studios S.A. is a Warsaw-based game developer and publisher (WSE: 11B), known for their own award-winning creations such as This War of Mine and Frostpunk, games which received international recognition and established their position as one of the industry leaders, as well as for publishing of top-selling indie hits such as Moonlighter and Children of Morta. Their work is driven by a philosophy summed up in a sentence MAKE YOUR MARK – which means creation of thought-provoking games that make you think even when you stop playing. 11 bit studios is fulfilling the mission of a publisher by providing all the necessary support to indie game creators, who share the same vision and the desire to make their mark.
About NetEase Games
NetEase Games is the online games division of NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES and HKEX: 9999), developing and operating some of the most popular mobile and PC games in markets including China and Japan. As one of the world's largest incubators of quality online game content, NetEase Games is dedicated to supporting the growth of innovative studios around the globe and growing an international presence along the way. To complement its self-developed games and world-class R&D capabilities, NetEase Games also partners with other industry leaders including Blizzard Entertainment, Mojang AB (a Microsoft subsidiary) and other global game developers to operate some of the most popular international online games in China. For more information, please visit neteasegames.com.
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