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Superman0X

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PostedDec 17, 2012 11:17 am

Aeria Games and Gamepot merging to create global company

We would like to announce that Aeria Games and GamePot have merged to create global company.

There should be a few news articles on this today. Here are some links:

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2012-12-17-aeria-games-and-gamepot-merging-to-create-global-company

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/aeria-games-gamepot-merge-create-150500385.html

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/183686/Freetoplay_publisher_Aeria_Games_merges_with_Japans_Gamepot.php#.UM9UKqznUmI

If you have any questions on this, just ask.

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Short_Amigo

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PostedDec 17, 2012 11:21 am
Does this mean you will be trying to juggle more titles under your belt?

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PostedDec 17, 2012 11:23 am
I'm a long time fan of Gamepot and I've been in western FEZ and WO's Betas. It was about time someone picked these games up.

Hoping you guys pick up Mebius Online, that game is incredibly modern and fresh and I'm guessing everyone who wanted FEZ in here might eventually get it.

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PostedDec 17, 2012 11:23 am
So.. does this mean we get English translations of their games? Very Happy
Either-way, congrats.

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PostedDec 17, 2012 11:26 am   Last edited by LordRapthorne on Dec 17, 2012 11:31 am. Edited 1 time in total
I'm more curious about which games will be kept. As with Ijji only the FPS games were kept around, and you lost out on some pretty awesome MMORPG's.

Fingers crossed not much will change for Aeria, mergers don't tend to go down well when it comes to company practice.

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PostedDec 17, 2012 11:29 am
Some of those games look so cute! I'm looking forward to this~ ♥

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PostedDec 17, 2012 11:30 am
Interesting, im looking forward to see what this brings to the table. Surprised

LordRapthorne

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PostedDec 17, 2012 11:33 am
As for spreading the ignite platform, I can only hope that's a lie, because ignite is terrible.

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PostedDec 17, 2012 11:34 am
LordRapthorne wrote:
As for spreading the ignite platform, I can only hope that's a lie, because ignite is terrible.  

+10000 my good sir.

Superman0X

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PostedDec 17, 2012 11:35 am
Short_Amigo wrote:
Does this mean you will be trying to juggle more titles under your belt?  


Yes... an No.

Due to the merger, we will be able to license games for more regions than in the past. The addition of Korea, and Japan to the list will allow for more games to be published. However, each region has its own offices, and resources. At this time we are not looking at merging the GamePot memberships into Aeria memberships (like we did with Ijji), so there will not be any real change to the users.

TheNinjaKitten wrote:
So.. does this mean we get English translations of their games? Very Happy
Either-way, congrats.  


Nothing specific at this time, but there be more forthcoming in the future.

LordRapthorne wrote:
I'm more curious about which games will be kept. As with Ijji only the FPS games were kept around, and you lost out on some pretty awesome MMORPG's.

Fingers crossed not much will change for Aeria, mergers don't tend to go down well when it comes to company practice.  


This is more of a merger than Ijji (which was really an acquisition). GamePot has things that Aeria does not, such as development studios. They are also actively publishing games in Korea and Japan. This is more about extending the capabilities of both companies, vs moving assets from one company to another.

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