Our History

Miniclip was founded in 2001 by Rob Small, a young games enthusiast fresh from university with a dream to build the next generation game entertainment company, and Tihan Presbie, an entrepreneur in computerized financial trading. Rob’s love for computer games began when his parents bought him a ZX Spectrum and he hasn’t stopped playing games since then!

Miniclip has seen dramatic growth since its inception in terms of both unique users and revenue, and has been consistently profitable. Miniclip games have a truly global audience, with users accessing from over 195 countries. Now operating in 17 languages, Miniclip continues to evolve and focus on creating the best possible user experience.

Miniclip has seen dramatic growth since its inception in terms of both unique users and revenue. The audience is truly global, with users accessing from every country around the world and the website operating in 17 languages. Miniclip had been experimenting in mobile games for some time and was an early adopter to the mobile gaming trend that disrupted the online games industry.  The company continues to evolve and focus on creating the best possible games and user experience.

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Miniclip has been listed in the Silicon Alley 50 – the World’s most valuable Internet start-ups, the ‘Times Tech Track 100′ and the Deloitte & Touche “Fast 50” in 2008, highlighting it as one of Britain’s fastest growing tech companies. Miniclip became the first and only website to win the prestigious Webby Peoples Voice Award, the “Oscars of the Internet”, for the Internet’s Best Game Site for three consecutive years and in 2008 Robert Small, Miniclip’s CEO, was honoured with the award of “London Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young.

In February 2015, Miniclip was excited to receive a majority investment from Tencent, the world’s largest games company and 5th biggest global internet business.  This new chapter in Miniclip’s history strengthens the company’s position, with Tencent recognising its achievements to date and future potential.  Both organisations are now committed to working together to bring the best of Western game titles to the East and vice-versa.