Nexon partners with company founded by ex-Zynga exec

Nexon partners with company founded by ex-Zynga exec

10 SEP 2013

Mobile games company Nexon has unveiled a strategic partnership with Shiver Entertainment, a new game development studio led by John Schappert, a veteran game developer and former Zynga chief operating officer.

Under the terms of the agreement, Nexon will make a cash investment in Shiver Entertainment in exchange for an equity stake.

No further financial details were disclosed.

The agreement provides Nexon with exclusive worldwide multi-product, multi-year publishing rights to new titles developed by Shiver.

“Nexon has an extraordinary track record of successfully partnering with a select few of the best game developers in the world, and we are proud to partner with them,” said Schappert.

“Shiver Entertainment is focused on creating the world’s best free-to-play games and by working together, we combine Nexon’s expertise in online free-to-play games and global publishing capability with our AAA Western-oriented games. It’s a perfect match and we are very excited about our bright future together.”

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Ken Wieland

Ken has been part of the MWC Mobile World Daily editorial team for the last three years, and is now contributing regularly to Mobile World Live. He has been a telecoms journalist for over 15 years, which includes eight...More

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