Iron Throne: Kingdom — Another Failed Game Release By Netmarble

Summary: Netmarble’s newly released game Iron Throne: Kingdom is a failure based on App Annie data. While the stock did fall to a low of 123,000 KRW in August 2017, it has since recovered since April 2018 due to a timely 25%  investment in a Korean music label that is home to the K-Pop sensation […]

Netmarble IPO: Priced for Perfection

Netmarble is the ninth largest mobile app game publisher in the world and the largest in South Korea. The company is seeking to sell 17 million shares on the Korean KOSPI stock exchange in early May garnering proceeds of between $1.8 Billion and $2.4 Billion USD (all USD figures converted from Korean Won at .00088 USD / Won). Roughly […]

Kabam: An $800 Million Bid That Is Both Lifeline and Death Knell

Kabam (Private:KABAM) is a mobile game startup based in San Francisco that had early success at developing games based on movie IP licensed from major studios like Disney’s Marvel studio, Warner Bros., and Lionsgate. Beginning in 2014, Kabam started timing new releases to coincide with the releases of mega-hit movie sequels like Fast and Furious […]

Machine Zone: IPO or What?

Machine Zone [MZ] is a Palo Alto-based, mobile gaming start-up with a massively popular Top 3 app store hit called “Game of War: Fire Age.” [GoW] MZ describes Game of War: Fire Age as “.. a real-time mobile massively-multiplayer online game and parallel chat-speak translation application that translates over 40 languages for its players in […]