Social Games Observer this week spoke to Nekki. The game developer with its headquarters in Moscow publishes browser games, social games and also mobile games. Their name means “enthusiasm” or “inspiration” in Japanese and they’re passionate about creating engaging games. Let’s see what they have to say:
Developer Name: Nekki
Where founded and office/s location/s: Headquarter is in Moscow, Branch offices are in UK, Germany, USA
Founded by: Dmitry Terekhin
Founded in (year): 2002
Funding (if yes, please state amount): self-financed
Acquisitions (if yes – who?): no
Number of employees: +50
Number of games published: 15
List of games published:
Screenshot from social game: Gladiators
Stick Run Mobile
Describe what you do in one sentence: Our mission is making the world more interesting by igniting enthusiasm and inspring positive feelings through our games.
Where games are published: Facebook, Google+, Vkontakte, Naszaklasa, Apple App Store, Google Play
Working with publisher (if yes, then state who): No
Acting as a publisher (if yes, then who): Yes. But we are only publishing very few selected games, such as “Stick Run Mobile”, which is a mobile conversion of Facebook’s most successful arcade game of all times. Our main goal is to develop our own IPs.
Screenshot from mobile game: Vector
Publishing games in which languages: Up to 20 languages. Mainly we publish our games in English and Russian.
Game genre/s: Economic Simulations, Manager Games, Arcade, Slots – we don’t limit our self to certain genres.
User demographics (gender): 80% male / 20% female
User demographics (location): Our top games, like Vector are successful in many regions: Western and Eastern Europe, Asia, North and South America
Best-selling virtual item (also indicate price and for which game): “5.000 coins package” in Vector for 0,99 USD
Most expensive virtual item (also indicate price and for which game): - A pair of Swords with +90% damage in our arcade game Shadow Fight on Facebook. (Price ca. 5 USD)
- 3 licensed real stadium designs in our Football Manger 11×11 on Facebook (Price ca. 10 USD)
What do you see as the current most exciting trend in the industry: Crossplatform gaming