PATI Games, the company behind <I Love Coffee> and <Infinite Three Kingdoms>, has signed a contract with China’s largest electronic business company Alibaba. PATI Games’s CEO Lee Dae Hyung announced on the 15th their agreement with Alibaba at his keynote speech at the ‘Game Next Summit 2014.’
Alibaba is China’s largest electronic business company and currently runs an online payment service ‘AliPay.’ Also, its subsidiary open market ‘TaoBao’ currently holds 700,000 user pool, and in the case of mobile TaoBao the DAU is 207,000.
Alibaba had once announced back in January at the MGAS 2014 their intent to make their way into the mobile gaming market. Their plan is not to develop their own games, but to focus on operating a mobile gaming platform.
While the game industry as a whole expected Alibaba to begin their business this year, PATI Games is the first among the Korean gaming companies to sign a contract.
With a currently ongoing large scale CBT, PATI Games plans to launch <Infinite Three Kingdoms>, a game developed by Purple Lab, via Alibaba’s mobile platform in May. Lee Dae Hyung commented that “<Infinite Three Kingdoms> is a game that was initially developed with the Chinese launch already in mind. The storyline is made to be familiar to both Koreans and the Chinese, and with various heroes originating from numerous countries in this Shooter RPG, we expect the game to be popular in China.”
Starting with <Sheep Farm in Sugar Land for Kakao> in last February, PATI Games has been on the rise this year with <I Love Pasta for Kakao> and <Infinite Three Kingdoms>. PATI Games is currently developing <Project P>, a game directed at their female audience. PATI Games aims to launch up to a total of 10 games within 2014 H1.