Seattle – March 6, 2012, Big Fish Games today announced year-over-year organic revenue growth of 30% in 2011, marking 9 consecutive years of record revenue for the cross-platform developer, publisher and distributor of premium casual games. The company’s growth stems from robust digital sales of its premium and exclusive game catalog accessible to consumers across PC, Mac, smartphone and tablet devices.
“We delivered another year of excellent results in 2011, including healthy market share gains, revenue growth, and profit,” said Jeremy Lewis, CEO of Big Fish. “We grew particularly fast in mobile, where trust in our brand and our games extended very rapidly and naturally to mainstream consumers on iPhone and iPad.” Big Fish just released its 100 th unique game in the iTunes marketplace, where its Apps have an average rating of 4.5 stars from consumers. Today, more than 150 independent mobile developers are partnered exclusively with Big Fish.
Related, Big Fish Games today announced the acquisition of Oakland-based Self Aware Games, the developers of several casino games, including the hit mobile-social casino application, Card Ace: Casino. Self Aware co-founder Colin Liotta stated that “Big Fish has everything we were looking for in a partner – an outstanding positive corporate culture, extensive analytics infrastructure, and an established 10-year track record of building trusted and enduring relationships with hundreds of developers all over the world.”
Big Fish will continue to delight consumers with expanding genre selection on more devices, with enhanced business models and delivery modes. “From cloud gaming to native apps to mobile social to premium PC to games on Facebook, Big Fish will continue to build as we have for the past 10 years by addressing the needs of the mainstream casual game audience, expanding genres and introducing new platforms and new business models,” said Paul Thelen, Big Fish’s founder and chief strategy officer.
About Big Fish Games
Founded in 2002, Big Fish is the leading online marketplace for premium casual games. Through its proprietary, data driven platform, millions of consumers seeking immersive, relaxing entertainment easily discover and purchase premium casual games created by Big Fish’s network of more than 500 development partners and in-house by Big Fish Games Studios. Renowned for offering A New Game Every Day!® on www.bigfishgames.com, the company offers thousands of games on multiple platforms -- PC, Mac, mobile phone, and tablet. Big Fish’s websites, games, and customer service are available in ten languages – Danish, Dutch, English, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish – and its games are sold in more than 150 countries. The company is headquartered in Seattle, WA, with regional offices in Oakland, CA; Vancouver, Canada; Cork, Ireland; and Luxembourg.
Susan Lusty, PR