Gameloft S.E.

Moby ID: 4400

  • Gameloft S.A. (from 2001-11-30 to 2012-11-22)
  • S.A. (from 1999-12-01 to 2001-11-30)

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Gameloft is a French company established on 1st December 1999 as S.A. On 30th November 2001 the name was changed to Gameloft S.A. The company was founded as a partnership between Ubi Soft (game development and publishing) and Guillemot Corporation (multimedia products), with seven people from the Guillemot family as shareholders. It was formed with the aim to develop, publish and distribute games and product for mobile devices and interactive television.

On 1st October 2001 the whole of Ludigames S.A. (another company set up by the Guillemot family) merged with Gameloft S.A. and was absorbed into that company. Michel Guillemot took over the managing roles of the new fused company from his brother Gérard Guillemot. The merger was needed because Gameloft could not create the needed profit based on web activities (66,600,000 € net loss in the fiscal year 2001) and Ludigames, despite the larger scope with PDA and SMS), was not profitable either. After the merger, some but not all of Ludigames' many offices became Gameloft divisions. By June 2003 Gameloft employed 110 people at eight subsidiaries:* Gameloft S.A. (France) * (France) * Gameloft Inc. (USA) * Gameloft Divertissements Inc. (Canada) * AG (Germany) * Gameloft Ltd. (United Kingdom) * Gameloft GmbH (Germany) * Gameloft Iberica S.A. (Spain) * Gameloft Srl (Romania)

Some offices were closed as well: Ltd. (UK), Srl (Italy) and Gameloft KK (Japan, formerly Ludigames KK).

After the merger Gameloft gave web products as the sole focus a lower priority and quickly went on to define its core business as JAVA and BREW game titles. With Ubi Soft as an important partner, many of Gameloft's mobile games are based on popular franchises such as Rayman, Splinter Cell, Prince of Persia and Assassin's Creed.

Much of the work was done in office in Eastern Europe and China. Some of these divisions include:* Gameloft Bulgaria EOOD * Gameloft China * Gameloft Software Pvt. Ltd. (sold to Ubisoft Entertainment SA in 2008)

The company also owns and maintains - a popular French games website.

By July 2007 Ubisoft disposed of the 18.89% interest it owned in Gameloft to Calyon, investment bank, under an equity swap agreement.

Credited on 473 Games from 2000 to 2023

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My Little Pony: Mane Merge (2022 on iPhone, Macintosh, tvOS...)
LEGO Star Wars: Castaways (2021 on tvOS, iPhone, Macintosh...)
SongPop: Party (2021 on iPhone, Nintendo Switch, Macintosh...)
The Oregon Trail (2021 on Windows, iPhone, Nintendo Switch...)
Queen: Rock Tour (2021 on iPad, Android, iPhone)
Sniper Champions (2020 on iPhone, iPad, Android)
Applaydu (2020 on Android, iPad, iPhone)
Cricket Legends (2020 on Browser)
Endless Survival (2020 on iPhone, Android, iPad)
Jellimon (2020 on Browser)
Ballistic Baseball (2019 on iPhone, tvOS, Macintosh...)
Overdrive City (2019 on iPad, Android, Windows Apps...)
LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed (2019 on Browser, iPhone, Android...)
Journeys: Interactive Series (2019 on iPhone, iPad, Android)
Disney Getaway Blast (2019 on iPad, Windows Apps, Android...)
Disney Princess Majestic Quest (2019 on Android, Windows Apps, iPad...)
Words Detective: Bank Heist (2019 on Browser)
The Love Boat: Puzzle Cruise (2019 on iPhone, Android, iPad)
Non-Stop Space Defense (2019 on Android, iPad, iPhone)

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History +

April 15th, 2008

Ubisoft Entertainment SA announces to acquire Gameloft's development studio Gameloft Software Pvt. Ltd. in Pune, India.

April 11th, 2005

The company announces that it will open a new development studio in Quebec City.

October 1st, 2001

Company is merged with the Ludigames group.

December 1st, 1999

The company is founded.

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