|September 21, 2010 | New York, NY|
Few industries are growing as rapidly or changing as quickly as the game industry. Our legal team has worked with the games industry throughout its development and our lawyers share your passion for games and for the industry. Our team has experience with companies in all market segments and across the world. We help our clients spot opportunities, identify issues before they arise and manage risk, enabling them to focus on creative work. We have extensive experience in identifying emerging regulatory issues and assisting clients with cutting-edge questions that arise from gaming and interactive technologies. Our clients range from emerging companies with unique products and business models to global market leaders and include companies producing toys, casual games, consoles, video games, mobile games and online games (including MMORPGs).
hi5 is a global destination where young people meet and play. As the world's largest social entertainment destination, our focus is on delivering a fun, interactive, and immersive social experience online to our users around the world.
Arkadium creates innovative game solutions for consumer brands, ad agencies, online gamers, and any company looking to expand their presence. No flash in the pan, we’ve been around since 2001 and are proud to have built the business from the ground up on our own profits - we are not beholden to VCs, and we don’t change our vision and products on a quarterly basis. Our games reach millions of people across all demographics through the most popular online destinations. And when we’re not making awesome games, we’re laughing - all in the heart of the greatest city in the world.
Oberon Media is the world's leading multi-platform casual-games company, with expertise in the PC, social, online, mobile and interactive TV categories. Founded in 2003, Oberon Media is headquartered in New York with offices across North America, Europe and Asia, and is backed by Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Oak Investment Partners. Oberon Media's publishing arm works with the industry's best, award-winning game developers to produce the top-selling casual and social games, in more than a dozen languages on PC, web-based, mobile console and iTV platforms. Oberon Media also offers unique advertising solutions for companies looking to reach the valuable casual game demographic through the wide reach of our Blaze sites.
Zong is the leading mobile payment service used for monetizing web audiences in gaming, social media and virtual worlds. It enables web publishers to reach one billion mobile users on 100 carriers across 19 countries. Web companies successfully use Zong as a frictionless monetization tool by converting "shoppers" into "buyers" at rates up to 10 times greater than traditional payment methods, such as credit cards. Zong is featured in 90% of the top 150 apps on Facebook and MySpace and has direct integrations with mobile carriers around the world. Zong is a subsidiary of Echovox
GameStop Digital Ventures (GDV) is the global strategy, M&A and incubation arm of GameStop, the world’s largest video game and entertainment software retailer. GDV is focused exclusively on innovative game and game-related products, services and technologies worldwide. We look for partnership and investment opportunities where we can accelerate the growth of those opportunities through GameStop’s global financial, management and retail resources. GDV expects to play an active and prominent role in all of its partnerships and investments, including but not limited to observation rights and board seats where applicable. It’s our goal to foster long-lasting partnerships and provide companies around the world with access to a wealth of resources and business development opportunities. GDV is based in El Segundo, California just minutes from LAX.
ClickandBuy is one of the leading payment services on the Internet. Certified by McAfee, this online payment system is used for Internet purchases by over 13 million people. Over 16,000 online merchants use ClickandBuy’s ePayment system for their eCommerce, retail, online entertainment, and paid content & services billing, including Apple iTunes, Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom, Hi5, LiveGamer, Electronic Arts, Codemasters, Telefónica, Orange, msn, AOL, Meetic, Parship, Napster, McAfee, Panda, AutoScout24, RTL, Playboy, Foto.com, KPMG, Yamaha, Digital River, Redcoon, bonprix.
Founded in 1999, the company is an e-money institution licensed by the UK’s Financial Services Authority (FSA), ClickandBuy’s complete service includes 120 currencies and offers 50 national and international modes of payment throughout 30 countries.
THQ Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product through its global network of offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about THQ and its products may be found at http://www.thq.com.
PayPal is the trusted, secure solution for digital goods publishers who need to monetize online games, news, video, books, blogs, software and all forms of premium content. Processing payments with PayPal, allows you to tap into a global buyer base of over 87 million active accounts in 190 markets and 24 currencies. We enable publishers to set sensible prices for their customers by offering special low rates for micropayments. PayPal is the ideal choice - offering access to a global market with a secure, trusted payment experience, competitive micropayment pricing, and a seamless checkout for your customers. More information can be found at www.paypal.com/digitalgoods.
PaymentOne Corporation is one of the world's fastest growing online Payment Services Providers (PSPs). The company pioneered “no credit card required” payment and marketing services that connect digital merchants, social media publishers, content providers and network operators. PaymentOne has generated over $5 billion in new digital revenue and our clients typically see revenue increases of 25% or more. The company manages a network of over 1000 telecommunication/broadband providers and mobile operators, and its flagship PayONE Home™ and PayONE Mobile™ services provide access to over 3 billion worldwide mobile, broadband and landline consumers. The company also holds a series of advanced patents in fraud prevention and digital payment accounts.
IMVU Inc. (www.imvu.com) is an online community where members use 3D avatars to meet new people, chat, create and play with their friends. IMVU has reached 50 million registered users, 10 million unique visitors per month and a $40 million annualized revenue run rate. IMVU has the world's largest virtual goods catalog of more than 4 million items, almost all of which are created by its own members.
Founded in 2004, IMVU is backed by venture investors Menlo Ventures, Allegis Capital, Bridgescale Partners and Best Buy Capital and is located in Palo Alto, CA. The company was awarded a Best Places To Work 2010 by the San Francisco Business Journal and was named an OnHollywood Top 100 company in 2009.
mopay is a global leader in innovative payment solutions for online merchants. mopay’s core platform enables merchants of virtual, digital and physical goods to bill charges directly to consumers’ cell phone and land line accounts. mopay operates in more 75 countries across the globe, reaching more than 3.3 billion consumers. The company has a blue-chip customer base including major brands such as Bigpoint, Gameforge, Innogames, Sulake and Travian. mopay, part of the MindMatics group, has more than 100 employees at locations in Germany, Austria, the United Kingdom and the United States. For more information, visit www.mopay-inc.com.
InComm is the industry leading marketer, distributor and technology innovator of stored-value gift and prepaid products. Our 220,000 partner locations generated nearly $10 billion in retail sales of prepaid products in 2009 and over 1 billion customers every week. With InComm, retailers can unleash new revenue streams by offering the industry's most appealing products. Our patented technology solutions, best-in-class category management expertise and award-winning vendor service produce exceptional results for our retail partners.
InComm's retail network features most of the premier brands in the big box, grocery, convenience, chain drug, discount, electronics, office supply and other categories. Since 1992, InComm technology has made the buying process easier for consumers while streamlining the selling process for product and retail partners.
InComm is headquartered in Atlanta with offices in Canada, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, Oregon, and Texas.
BOKU is a world leader in direct mobile payments, with coverage in 62 countries around the world. They enjoy partnerships with hundreds of game publishers, Websites and online merchants, and work directly with more than 200 mobile carriers worldwide. Top gaming companies are going live with BOKU's "pay by mobile" service including Electronic Arts, Playfish, Playdom, Cie Studios, GameDuell, Cyberstep Communications, IGG, Outspark, Perfect World, Aeria Games, IGG, Meez, Three Rings, WeeWorld and many others.
With offices in the US, Europe and Asia, BOKU has a global perspective on the growth of mobile payments and the best ways to optimize and maximize your revenue streams.
TelecityGroup is the industry leading premium provider of highly connected data centres in Europe, offering a range of flexible, scalable data centre and value added services. TelecityGroup specialises in the design, build, and management of highly connected and secure environments in which customers can house their technical, web and internet infrastructure. Each of its data centres acts a connectivity and content hub facilitating the storage, sharing and distribution of data, content and media. Headquartered in London, TelecityGroup operates 24 carrier neutral data centres across seven European countries. The data centres are located in prime positions for commerce and connectivity, including Amsterdam, Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Manchester, Milan, Paris and Stockholm.
TelecityGroup is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: TCY).
Parks Associates is a market research firm exclusively focused on all product and service segments that are “digital” or provide connectivity within the home, including entertainment, home networking, controls, wireless networking, boradband, and on-demand services.
PR Newswire is the global leader in innovative communications and marketing services. Pioneering the commercial news distribution industry 55 years ago, PR Newswire has evolved with the industry, bridging the gap between traditional and social media by connecting customers with audiences in more than 170 countries and in over 40 languages. PR Newswire combines innovation with the latest technology to offer services that increase the effectiveness of marketing communications and help business professionals show the results of their efforts. MultiVuTM, a PR Newswire company, offers a suite of multimedia capabilities including production and distribution of webcasts, podcasts, photos, and video.
Fusicology.com is a multifaceted website media entity, promoting progressive music culture through event listings and relevant content. Fusicology as a whole provides a national hub reaching trend setting multicultural urbanites. Our site and newsletter specialize in providing relevant information for early adopters that include the musically forward.
Since 2003, Fusicology has sustained long lasting relationships with an extensive list of record labels, recording artists, event promoters, venues, and lifestyle brands. In addition we offer our clients special event production services that include concept to completion as well as an array of online / offline marketing campaign creation and execution.
Mary-Margaret Network works with a diverse clientele in the game, mobile, web, multimedia, IT, TV and film industries. We successfully fill positions in every department at all levels, including production, engineering, design, art, marketing, sales, operations and executive management.
TAG Strategic is a digital entertainment consulting firm providing expert strategy, market intelligence, product ideation, business modeling and business development services to multinational companies and select emerging businesses. TAG accelerates business development for its clients and delivers market leadership and sustainable, defensible advantage in the dynamic and rapidly evolving global marketplace.
TAG team members routinely speak at trade shows, conferences and events, as well as holding relevant board positions and chairing symposiums. They have written on, and been written about, a wide variety of media and thought leadership events.
TAG is actively sought out to provide its advice, counsel and services to both emerging start-ups and multinational media corporations.
nycgameindustry.com is the definitive online informational resource and destination for the growing New York City game development network. The site provides a unique platform for local game developers to promote their business, find qualified candidates, and network with one another while at the same time providing a one stop shop for newcomers, students, and professionals who live outside of New York to see what the city has to offer and the leadership position it has achieved. In addition, nycgameindustry.com supports New York-based game developers by highlighting local studios and talent, encouraging community involvement in local industry-related events, and actively seeks ways to work with local companies and organizations to help spur continued game industry growth in the region.
With more than 5.5 million monthly page views, Mashable is the world's largest blog focused on social networks and web 2.0 news. Mashable's readers include the most tech-savvy early adopters, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, influencers, Web 2.0 aficionados and technology journalists.
Future US holds licenses from Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo to publish their official videogame console magazines and is the owner of the #3 videogame information site www.gamesradar.com.
Founded in 2001, NEW YORK - TOKYO (NYT) is a NYC - based lifestyle marketing, communications, and event media company that creates a place online and offline for the creative exchange inspired by the New York and Tokyo youth culture scenes. With five key themes of Film, Music, Game, Robot, and Lifestyle, NYT is currently holding New York - Tokyo Music Festival, New York -Tokyo Music Night, New York - Tokyo Film Grand Prix, New York – Tokyo Collaboration, New York - Tokyo Sports, Gamers Nite Groove (GNG), and numerous client projects.
The Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA) is a 501(c)(4) non-profit membership organization established to serve the needs of those who play computer and video games. The organization, which is headquartered in Connecticut, focuses its advocacy efforts on consumer rights, anti-games legislation, and a host of other public policy concerns as well as providing substantial community, educational, and affinity benefits to its members-from discounts on subscriptions and game rentals and purchases to education, employment assistance, and insider access to industry news and events.