Stillfront Acquires eRepublik Labs
Stillfront has today announced the acquisition of eRepublik Labs. eRepublik, based in Dublin, Ireland, and Bucharest, Romania was co-founded in 2007 by Alexis Bonte (CEO) and George Lemnaru. Alexis Bonte has a strong track record of corporate achievements from a number of Internet companies including lastminute.com and as an Executive in Residence (XiR) at leading global venture capital firm Atomico.
eRepublik develops and publishes the game ’eRepublik.com’, a browser based free-to-play strategy game launched in 2008. eRepublik also develops and publishes the games ’Age of Lords’ (launched in 2015) which is a mobile game in the MMORPG-genre and ‘World at War: WW2 Strategy MMO’, a mobile strategy game which has experienced strong growth since its launch in October 2016 and now has over 3.5 million players.
Jörgen Larsson, CEO, Stillfront Group, comments:
”eRepublik fits perfectly into Stillfront’s strategy PLEX by broadening Stillfront’s portfolio of studios and games with characteristics that drives long term gamer retention. The acquisition forms an important part of the realization of Stillfront’s growth strategy. It is with pleasure I today welcome Alexis and the whole team at eRepublik to the Stillfront family”, says Jörgen Larsson, CEO, Stillfront.
Alexis Bonte, CEO, eRepublik Labs, comments:
”I am enthusiastic about eRepublik merging with Stillfront. We share the same goals and vision and I am convinced that this will add great strategic value to both companies, by becoming part of a larger family that reinforces our position both on the global and local markets” says Alexis Bonte, CEO and Co-Founder, eRepublik.
For additional information, please contact:
Jörgen Larsson, CEO at Stillfront
Phone: +46 70 321 18 00
Sten Wranne, CFO at Stillfront
Phone: +46 705 851258
Stillfront is an independent creator, publisher, and distributor of digital games – with a vision to become one of the leading indie game creators and publishers. Stillfront operates through seven near-autonomous subsidiaries: Bytro Labs in Germany, Coldwood Interactive in Sweden, Power Challenge in the UK and Sweden, Dorado Online Games in Malta, Simutronics in the United States, Babil Games in UAE and Jordan, and eRepublik Labs in Dublin, Ireland and Bucharest, Romania. Stillfront’s games are distributed globally. The main markets are Sweden, Germany, the United States and MENA. For further information, please visit www.stillfront.com.
Stillfront’s portfolio includes games across multiple platforms. Unravel, developed by Coldwood in collaboration with Electronic Arts, won 20+ awards at E3 and Gamescom and was released in February 2016. Supremacy 1914 and Call of War are high-immersion war strategy games developed by Bytro Labs. ManagerZone is a sports management strategy game launched in 2001. DragonRealms and GemStone IV are MUD-style games with a very loyal player base. Lara Croft Relic Run(TM) is a popular mobile game developed by Simutronics. Tank Storm and Admiral are mobile strategy games with very strong player bases, published by Babil Games.
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