Singapore-based mobile gaming company Daylight Studios today announced its partnership with regional publisher IAHGames to launch its latest social role playing game (RPG) Conquest Age on the iOS platform.
Backed by Red Dot Ventures in June 2013, Daylight Studios is incubated by NUS Enterprise and has a team of 20. Its first mobile game Reign of Heroes was published in 2011 and boasts a player base of a million gamers. The startup is also looking at marketing Conquest Age in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines in the fourth quarter of this year.
The free-to-play mobile game is set in a fantasy world where players take on the role of a soldier on a mission to unite some seven warring regions. Gamers can fight alongside friends to launch war conquests or fight them in a Player-vs-Player Champions’ Arena with a weekly leaderboard.
Roland Ong, CEO of IAHGames Group, cited the International Data Corporation (IDC) report in June 2013 and shared that the “global mobile gaming business is poised to reach $12 billion revenue in 2013. He added, “In 2012, there were 800 million portable devices used for gaming, and this figure will jump to 1.2 billion devices by the end of 2014. Because of the rapidly growing number of mobile phone and tablet users, we see great potential in mobile games. We are optimistic of making Conquest Age the next Asian blockbuster game.”
Taking a look at IAHGames’ portfolio, the company with headquarters in Singapore has published titles like Grand Theft Auto V, FairyLand 2, Counter-Strike Online and EA Sports FIFA Online 2. It also has a unique “One Market, One Asia” strategy which helps developers and publishers explore multiple countries in the region without fuss.
Daylight Studios CEO and co-founder Don Sim agreed that IAHGames has had long standing success and experience in Southeast Asia. He added, “The Daylight Studios team has dedicated the last 14 months to Conquest Age and I am most proud of what they have accomplished. When a game looks and feels this good, you know that a passionate and meticulous team is behind it.”
Check out the game trailer here: