What The Industry Says...

  • "One of the ten most valuable privately held startups in Europe."
    Business Insider
  • "Miniclip happens to have a very powerful marketing tool in its hands to enable its brand new mobile games division to turn into a real money-maker."
    TechCrunch

 

Read on for our latest announcements and selected articles featuring Miniclip in the media.

 

Miniclip supports Sport Relief to raise funds for charity sporting challenge

Miniclip, London

Miniclip is very proud to announce a campaign with Sport Relief in the hit game 8 Ball Pool.

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Miniclip partners with Coolabi Group to develop a Beast Quest game

Coolabi

Miniclip and Coolabi to work together to bring the fantasy adventure brand Beast Quest to the digital world.

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Hot Rod Racers for Windows Phone drives onto Nokia Lumia

NokNok.tv

Hot Rod Racers for Windows Phone is the latest game from Miniclip and comes tearing onto Nokia Lumia smartphones for free.

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Miniclip bringing hit Korean multiplayer game Arrow to the West

PocketGamer.biz

Revealed exclusively at Pocket Gamer Connects, Saad Choudri of Miniclip announced that South Korean video game smash hit Arrow, from development outfit Four Thirty Three, is headed to the West.

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Miniclip hits 250 million mobile downloads

GamesIndustry International

Online, social and mobile game company Miniclip has hit a new landmark, a quarter of a billion mobile downloads across iOS, Android and Windows.

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8 Ball Pool in iOS App Store Top 10

App Annie

8 Ball Pool recently rose 660 places into the Top 10 iOS App Store games by downloads for the month, reports App Annie.

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Nokia announces Rail Rush on Windows Phone

Windows Phone Central

Nokia continues to unleash the mobile apps this morning in Abu Dhabi, as more titles for Windows Phone have been given the green light. Those apps include... Miniclip's Rail Rush

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Miniclip and Swisscom introduce online games to London hotel rooms

Miniclip, London

citizenM London Bankside has introduced online gaming as part of its continuously expanding, free service offering to its guests. Through its highly acclaimed guest room tablet, the hotel now proposes two widely popular Miniclip games in addition to offering free access to the internet, blockbuster movies, books and Web apps.

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Plague Inc. wins Android Game of the Year

PocketGamer.co.uk

Android Game of the Year was awarded to Plague Inc. at Pocket Gamer Awards 2013 in San Francisco. The hit indie game was developed by Ndemic Creations and published on Android by Miniclip. Plague Inc., which also won the prestigious Overall Game of the Year, was launched on Android thanks to Miniclip's leading mobile distribution resources and proprietary X-Port Genie technology, which dramatically accelerates the porting time from iOS games to the Android platform.

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Miniclip eclipses 100 million downloads for mobile games lineup

Miniclip, Neuchatel Switzerland

Miniclip, the world’s No. 1 online games site and successful mobile publisher, today announced that it has surpassed 100 million downloads across the company’s mobile titles. With its new cross-platform initiative, Miniclip has become the first company to have simultaneously launched new games across online, iPhone and Android. Popular games in its expansive library include Extreme Skater, Hambo and Monster Island.

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Miniclip and Ndemic Creations announce plan to spread Plague Inc. to Android

Miniclip, Neuchatel Switzerland

Miniclip today announced that it entered into an agreement with Ndemic Creations to exclusively bring the thriving and critically acclaimed iOS game, Plague Inc., to Android devices this month. Since its launch on iOS, Plague Inc. has rapidly developed a strong, enthusiastic following. Miniclip is supporting the game’s success with its mobile distribution resources and proprietary X-Port Genie technology, which dramatically accelerates the porting time from iOS games to the Android platform.

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Miniclip relaunches massive game portal as a mobile-friendly site.

Gamesbeat

"Miniclip has been around for more than a decade as an extremely popular casual and hardcore games portal. But the company is making its games more social by launching an all new web design today."

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Egmont teams up with Miniclip.

Licensing.biz

"Egmont Publishing Group is teaming up with kids website, Miniclip, to produce a special insider's guide."

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8 Ball Pool Multiplayer

Miniclip showcases 8 Ball Pool Multiplayer for Google+ Hangouts at Google I/O conference.

Miniclip, San Francisco USA

Miniclip, the world's No. 1 online games website, is showcasing its highly popular 8 Ball Pool Multiplayer game during the Developer Sandbox at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco. The game is now available in Google+ Hangouts, which means players can video chat with friends before and during gameplay. This is the first game from Miniclip that is available in Google+.

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The Lorax on Miniclip

Miniclip catapults THE LORAX App to #1 iPad ranking in USA and 49 other countries.

Miniclip, Neuchatel Switzerland

Driven by the success of the online version of the same game on Miniclip.com, “The Lorax Marshmallow Munch” App has now taken the #1 spot in the iPad App Store rankings in 50 countries, including the USA. The mobile version of the game, which has been available for free only since April 11th, has already had over 1m downloads.

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The Lorax on Miniclip

Miniclip launches Dr Seuss’ THE LORAX online and iPhone games

Miniclip, Neuchatel Switzerland

To promote Universal Pictures International's latest family animation Dr Seuss' THE LORAX, Universal and TED@Mediacom have worked with SunChaser Media and Miniclip to produce a fun and engaging game available on web and IOS. The game, "Marshmallow Munch", will be available worldwide and will be supported with an online media campaign across 8 markets.

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Miniclip moves into Smart TV with PlayJam

Miniclip, London UK

PlayJam, the world's leading TV games platform, has partnered with Miniclip, the largest online games website, to bring content to Smart TV.

Attracting over 65 million monthly game players to its website, Miniclip will utilize PlayJam’s platform to capitalize on the growth of Smart TV gaming. Miniclip’s titles will be monetized and distributed via all major Smart TV manufacturers including those operated by Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Sony, Western Digital and Vestel.

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Miniclip Mobile Infographic

Mobile Games Played Most Often at Home

Techcrunch

"Despite the no-strings-attached freedom of mobile devices, 44 percent of gamers are playing on their couch versus any out-of-home location, including time spent traveling or waiting."

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The Guardian

Miniclip's latest iOS game enters the iTunes App Store

The Guardian

"Miniclip's latest iOS game enters the booming social/freemium/animals market, getting players to care for pets while building an animal shelter. In-app purchases of gems and coins fund the action."

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Pocket Gamer

One year on, Miniclip's smartphone division clocks up 50 million downloads on iOS

Pocket Gamer

"Having built up its standing in Flash games, it's safe to say Miniclip's decision to add mobile to its roster can be crowned a success, with cumulative downloads on iOS surpassing the 50 million mark.

The studio's year one library - which includes the likes of Monster Island, Fragger, Gravity Guy and iStunt 2 – was clocking up 1 million downloads a day at its peak, thanks to MiniClip taking charge of the top three spots in the App Store's free releases chart in the US."

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Miniclip Mobile drives 50 million iPhone game downloads in first year of start-up

Miniclip, Neuchatel Switzerland

Miniclip Mobile surpasses 50 million iPhone downloads in the Apple App Store in the first year of Miniclip's new smartphone division.

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Johnny English

SunChaser nets Johnny English deal for Miniclip

Media Week

"The takeover is due to go live in the UK in October and will also run in eight other countries, including Germany, Mexico and Russia.

The deal, understood to be worth a mid six-figure sum, was brokered by MediaCom and includes a multi-language spy kit on the site, created by Picture Production Company. SunChaser took over the sales for Miniclip in the UK earlier this year.

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SunChaser Media launches Universal's "Johnny English Reborn", in nine countries on Miniclip.com

Miniclip, Neuchatel Switzerland

MediaCom have brokered a nine-country international campaign for the Johnny English sequel, via SunChaser Media, which will run on Miniclip.com

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Funky Nurse

Funky Nurse: Online Game Supports Teen Cancer Patients

MASHABLE

"The game, called “Funky Nurse,” is short but surprisingly hard to win. The player takes on the role of nurse in a cancer care unit and must manage patients’ happiness by bringing them to entertainment rooms, keeping them fed and providing medical care while scrounging for hospital upgrades. The game was developed with input from three former teen cancer patients.

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Miniclip partners with Halfbrick

Miniclip, Neuchatel Switzerland

"Fragger", the hit iOS game from Miniclip, has just launched its most recent update, providing hours of even more entertaining gameplay with eleven worlds and 340 levels of explosive action. The newest level pack is the result of collaboration between Miniclip's mobile division and popular Australian developer, Halfbrick.

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Rob Small

Miniclip's CEO, Rob Small is interviewed by Business Insider about Miniclip's success, the Apple App store and Android.

Business Insider

"After we named Miniclip one of the 10 most valuable startups in Europe, we caught up with co-founder and CEO Rob Small in an exclusive interview to talk about the company and important trends in online gaming…"

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Miniclip gets Funky in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust

Miniclip, London

Miniclip, the world's largest website dedicated to online games, has just released a new game in aid of the UK charity, Teenage Cancer Trust. Miniclip has been a supporter of Teenage Cancer Trust since 2009 and is committed to raising awareness of the charity and its work with young people diagnosed with cancer.

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PR Newswire

Miniclip launches its 10th Anniversary celebrations!

PR Newswire

"The international game company has come a long way from its origins in a small London flat, where in 2001 its two co-founders,Robert Small and Tihan Presbie, filmed and created the massive viral Flash game "Dancing Bush". In the decade since, Miniclip has grown to be recognised as one of the world's top games publishers, with 65 million monthly unique users playing over 650 games on website Miniclip.com

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Miniclip's 10th Anniversary Celebrations

Miniclip, Neuchatel Switzerland

Miniclip today launches a month of exciting celebrations as it commemorates its 10th Anniversary!

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Antonio Sergio Varanda

Miniclip's Sergio Varanda on expanding its 25 million iOS download success to Android

POCKET GAMER

"Launching Fragger for iPhone in the summer 2010, the company's has since accumulated over 25 million iOS installs, across four titles, including 2.5 million paid games.

Its most game iStunt 2 has done 250,000 sales within its first 20 days.

We caught up with Antonio Sergio Varanda, director of Miniclip's smartphone division, to find out about its plans for the future.

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Miniclip Tops Free App Charts

Miniclip, Neuchatel Switzerland

Miniclip.com continues to champion free casual games as it takes Gold, Silver and Bronze in the US Free App Charts!

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Rob Small

Meet Miniclip, The Startup Making A Killing On Web Games -- Outside Facebook

BUSINESS INSIDER

"Miniclip is a pretty interesting company. It's the world's biggest private games portal. Founded in 2000, it is profitable with 120 people in 6 countries, and never took outside funding. It has 65 million users. And for once, here's a company that's very successful making casual social games -- outside Facebook.

After we named Miniclip one of the 10 most valuable startups in Europe, we caught up with co-founder and CEO Rob Small in an exclusive interview to talk about the company and important trends in online gaming like Facebook and mobile. Here's what we learned:

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FC Barcelona

Miniclip is ranked by Business Insider as one of the "10 most valuable, privately held startups in Europe."

Business Insider

"What's even more impressive is that the site was bootstrapped, has never taken funding, and was profitable from the start. The site makes money from a combination of advertising and subscription to paid games. They're now moving into mobile in a big way."

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