Novermber 17, 2011 - ZQGame expands online gaming into western markets.
On November 17th, 2011, ZQGame launched Shadowland Online (SLO) in territories including the Americas, Europe and other English-speaking countries. SLO is a browser-based social strategy game set in a post-apocalyptic fantasy world, where players must work with each other to conduct war against allied enemies and dark forces that threaten their homeland. The game is available to the public on ZQ’s game portal slo.zqgame.com and on other popular game web portals , including Kongregate.
ZQGame’s IPO in 2010 made them the first native online gaming company to go public on the Chinese Stock Exchange. Since then, the company has raised approximately $110 million USD and has acquired over 20 game companies. Their products include a roster of over 30 online games ranging from MMO’s to mobile and tablet to browser-based games. Recently, ZQGame has made significant moves outside of Asia, following a trend other China-based game companies such as Perfect World and Tencent have also taken.
In the summer of 2011, ZQGame formalized their overseas presence by opening up their first official US office in the Silicon Valley area of California with a founding team carrying years of experience between US and Asia. Shadowland Online and other upcoming releases represent their first formal entries into English-speaking territories they are responsible for including the US, Europe, and Russia.