Jadestone and Media Giant RCS Announce Gaming Partnership
February 26, 2009 (Stockholm, Sweden) – Jadestone Networks today announced that it has entered into a long-term game service partnership with Italian Fueps, an online games company jointly owned by RCS and Digital Bros, the biggest Italian player in the domestic distribution of videogames and one of the leading distributors in Europe.
Fueps, one of Italy’s top gaming sites with more than one million unique visitors, has chosen Jadestone to offer its GamArena suite of premium skill games to players in Italy and Spain. This new offering is in the final stage of deployment, ready to go live any day now.
What makes this unique from a Jadestone perspective is that the business model is different from the usual rake based skill games formula. When the games hit the market, it will be on a customized version of the GamArena platform, where revenues come from subscription fees and advertising instead of rakes.
“Jadestone has a long history of bringing state of the art game services to leading media houses,” said Tobias Nissen, Business Development Director at Jadestone. “With RCS, we get a chance to work with one of the greatest media companies in Southern Europe. This means that our presence in markets like Italy becomes even stronger, so we can look at developing the games local players want.”
“We were looking for great skill games for our Fueps.com game site,” commented Francesco Gaziano, Direttore Generale Fueps. “With Jadestone, we got gorgeous looking games. We also had the pleasure to work with an extremely effective and service minded development organization when customizing the platform to meet our needs.”
Jadestone is a leading developer of fully managed online game solutions. From great games to secure backend, Jadestone delivers quality services to both players and distribution partners. Jadestone's expanding portfolio of products include the innovative DiceArena(TM) dice games network; the acclaimed GamArena(TM) skill games network; Championship Manager Online(TM) – the football management game; and several innovative mobile games. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, the company is privately owned and funded. For more information about Jadestone and its products, please go to www.jadestone.se.