Nazara Technologies and EA leverage existing relationship to maximize availability of high end games to mobile phone users across 49 countries in Africa
Dubai, November 7th, 2012: Nazara Technologies, a leading mobile games developer and publisher, and Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) announced they have entered into an exclusive business alliance to distribute EA’s collection of world class mobile games to over 770 million mobile phone consumers across Africa.
The agreement entitles Nazara to exclusive distribution rights of EA mobile games to all telecom operators across the African continent in 49 countries including Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania and Ghana. EA’s portfolio of products includes top quality games such as Need For Speed™ The Run and EA SPORTS™ FIFA 13, which will be made available to consumers on JAVA and Android platforms through “N Play”, one of Nazara’s high traffic mobile gaming platforms.
“We are delighted to extend the reach of our relationship with EA to cover the emerging gaming market in the African continent. Our alliance with EA in the Middle East has resulted in significant successes for both companies and we look forward to expanding our footprint across the African region,” said Nitish Mittersain, Nazara’s Group CEO.
“Our partnership combines EA’s world-class high end mobile games with our established distribution and partner networks,” added Savio Saldanha, Nazara’s CEO for the Middle East & Africa. “At Nazara we are committed to partnering with the world’s best-known brands to offer the ultimate gaming collection to users and telecom providers. Through Nazara’s distribution strategy, EA’s games will be at reach to users looking for quality yet affordable games”.
“Nazara has already successfully driven EA content to consumers across the Middle East and India,” said Catalina Lou, Senior Sales & Marketing Director, EMEA and LATAM, EA. “We are pleased to extend this relationship and look forward to customers across Africa being able to enjoy access to EA’s popular brands on their mobile phones.”
About Nazara Technologies FZ LLC
Nazara Technologies FZ LLC is a 100% owned subsidiary of Nazara Technologies Pvt Ltd. Established in 2011, and based out of Dubai Media City in the United Arab Emirates. Nazara Technologies in the Middle East manages Mobile Gaming Solutions for mobile operators such as Saudi Telecom Company (STC), VIVA Bahrain, du (EITC), Mobily, Omantel and many more.
About Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Nazara Technologies Pvt Ltd is a leading mobile games developer and publisher focused on the large mobile consumer base in India and emerging markets including the Middle East and Africa. In addition to developing a range of branded mobile games, Nazara operates unique services such as “Games Club” and also serves as an exclusive distributor for key game developers such as Electronic Arts. Its customers include mobile carriers as well as handset manufacturers. Nazara also owns “Playcaso” – an iOs and Android developer/publisher brand, “NZLabs” – a work-for-hire apps studio & “GCity” – a social gaming platform