BARCELONA, February 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
The company expects a turnover of more than 1 million euros in 2012 for activity generated through the social networking site
Akamon Entertainment Ltd., the leading international online social gaming company in traditional games, has launched its first game on Facebook with the aim of expanding its network of users who play simultaneously and share a gaming community. The company, which operates through the leading Spanish portal Mundijuegos.com and the Brazilian Ludijugos.com, is the first in Spain to launch a game that allows players to be connected to the entire gaming community independently of which gateway they have entered through - be it one of the company's portals or Facebook - so creating the best social game experience.
Akamon plans to follow up the launch of Chinchón on Facebook with the incorporation of a further six games on to the social networking site during the first quarter of 2012, including Ruleta (Roulette), Parchís, Brisca, Tute, Buraco and Dominó (Dominoes). The company expects its presence on Facebook to represent at least 15 per cent of its turnover for 2012, estimated at 9 million euros.
Vicens Martí, CEO at Akamon Entertainment Ltd., states that "the move onto Facebook is part of an ongoing strategy to offer new gateways to our players, which complement our own portals and those of our affiliates. We hope that the number of daily users (DAU) of Chinchón, which currently stands at 30.000, will increase tenfold during the first months of being active on the social networking site."
Chinchón is a traditional Spanish card game that is played throughout the world with small variations. The Akamon development team, which is made up of more than 20 engineers based in Valencia, has dedicated more than 5.000 hours to the creation of the game and its adaptation to different platforms. As Daniel G. Blázquez, director of Art and Design at Akamon, explains: "we have succeeded in creating a competitive product that operates synchronously on different portals and Facebook, and which merges the appeal of traditional games with the social features that players look for in a social networking environment."
Akamon Entertainment Limited is an online social gaming company specialising in traditional games. Founded by Spanish entrepreneurs with Spanish capital, the company operates in the south of Europe and Latin America via the local portals Mundijuegos.com in Spain and Ludijugos.com in Brazil. These sites will be complemented in 2012 with new portals resulting from the company's expansion into France, Argentina, Mexico and Italy.
With its headquarters in Malta, Akamon has a development team based in Valencia and a business intelligence team in Barcelona, and has a total of 35 employees who are highly specialised in the online sector.
Akamon's portfolio consists of 27 traditional local casino-based games such as Parchís, Chinchón, Buraco, Mus, Poker and Dominó. All the games incorporate social features and users are connected to the entire gaming community via Akamon's portals, those of the affiliates who offer the games on their platforms and, as of February, on Facebook.
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