NEW BKOM STUDIOS breakthrough
Major investment from Chinese Publisher Seasun to PROPEL A QUEBEC GAME into the international market
Quebec on 16 May 2018 – BKOM Studios announces its partnership with publisher Seasun Games (partly owned by the Chinese giant Tencent), which has chosen to invest several millions of dollars in the international commercialisation of Little Lords of Twilight, a game entirely created in Quebec.
The collaboration between Seasun Games and BKOM Studios will allow the title to reach audiences in more than fifty countries and possibly access to China, the largest market of mobile gaming in the world. The news comes as several full-time jobs are created in the Quebec-based studio.
“We always knew we held something powerful with this title. But the impressive amount of industry recognitions Little Lords of Twilight has earned did more than confirm our instincts. It fueled a vision for this IP.” said Frederic Martin, CEO and Founder, BKOM Studios. “Now, the only missing puzzle piece was a world-class publishing partner that could help make sure this little gem got to shine to its full potential. We are thrilled to collaborate with the team at Seasun Games. Together, we are making the game even better. LLoT fans will be very pleased when they see what we have in store for them!”
“We are very excited to be working with the talented group at BKOM. The team is working on some inspired changes to help us bring LLoT to a wider audience. We have a lot to show you, so stay tuned!” said Michael Powers, General Manager, Mobile Game Publishing at Seasun.
The new version of the title should be released this fall. The CEO of BKOM even sees the possibility to port the Little Lords of Twilight universe on new games platforms.
A UNIQUE STORY
First original game signed BKOM, Little Lords of Twilight was released in 2016 and was inspired by the creative imagination of Frederic Martin’s children while they created fantastic bedtime stories populated of wacky characters with their father. Nearly fifteen years later, these characters came to life thanks to the talent of BKOM Studios’ artisans. It was this original and charming story that convinced Seasun Games to invest in the marketing of this game 100% made in Quebec.
A critical and popular success since its release:
- Platinum Award for Best Mobile App Awards 2017
- Winner at Best in Play at GDC 2017
- W3 Gold Award Winner
- Excellence in visual design / aesthetics to Communicator Awards 2017
- Distinction Award visual / aesthetic design for Communicator Awards 2018
- Finalist for Best Mobile game / tablet to game Connection Awards 2017
- Tens of thousands of players each month
ABOUT BKOM STUDIOS
Founded in 1996, BKOM develops state-of-the-art games and interactive experiences for prestigious names in the Games and Entertainment Industry. Our team of 80+ talented people helps brands develop their presence across multiple platforms including products, points of sale, websites, apps, social media, marketing campaigns, connected toys, AR/VR experiences, video trailers, and, of course, mobile games.
BKOM is expanding and actively seeking new talents to join its creative team. Gaming, creativity, technology and marketing flow in our veins. For more information on career opportunities, visit: www.bkomstudios.com/careers.
ABOUT SEASUN GAMES
Founded in the mid-90s under the Kingsoft Group (3888.HK), Seasun Games is one of the pioneers of the online gaming industry in China. The company made its first online game debut in 2003. Since then, Seasun Games and its JX series of MMOs have become iconic brands for game development studios around the world. With multiple acquisition projects in the US and the UK, the publisher is currently exploring opportunities in the diversified gaming landscape, and expanding its reach with a newly opened office in Redwood City, CA. The Chinese telecommunications giant Tencent has acquired 10% of Seasun Games in 2017.
Little Lords of Twilight was released in 2016 and was inspired by the creative imagination of Frederic Martin’s children while they created fantastic bedtime stories populated of wacky characters with their father. Nearly fifteen years later, these characters came to life thanks to the talent of BKOM Studios’ artisans.
Frederic Martin, CEO and Founder, BKOM Studios.