5 Minutes was founded in 2006 by three college students. In November 2008 it released Happy Farm (below) and achieved immediate success, partnering with leading SNS portals, and receiving a one-time multi-million Chinese RMB payment from Tencent for full rights to the game on its QQZone platform. At the end of 2009, 5 Minutes received $3.5 million in venture capital funding from Draper Fisher Jurvetson.
Founded in 2008, Rekoo is one of China’s leading social gaming developers with several domestic partners: RenRenWang, 51.com, Alibaba, Baidu and Sohu. Rekoo also has strategic overseas partnerships with Facebook, MIXI, Myspace and Cyworld. Rekoo’s most successful games are Sunshine Ranch and Animal Paradise.
Founded in 2005, ELEX is a joint venture of Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a global leading venture capital institution. Adhering to the philosophy of “technology changes the Internet”, the company is committed to becoming a leader in the field of international social games and social software.
Founded in 2008, IsMole started off as a market-leading game developer for social networks, but quickly lost its competitive edge to others like 5 Minutes and Rekoo. IsMole’s is best known for its Xingfu Chufang (below) cooking social game that has been released in five different languages across seven countries on thirteen different SNS platforms.
Kingnet Games (恺英网络）
Founded in 2008, Kingnet first released Tower of Babel in April 2009, and within three months had over 500,000 users. In July 2009 Kingnet received venture capital investment from KPCB China. In October 2009, Kingnet had over 2 million users on Facebook.
6waves, a venture backed company is the leading international publisher and developer of gaming applications on the Facebook platform. We aim to publish the next generation of social games to cover every genre, language, and platform. 6waves aim to scour the Earth, and bring the most fun and exciting games to your local social network in the language you speak! To date, we have over 50 millions monthly active players on our games, and growing aggressively. Some of our most popular games including Happy Harvest, My Fishbowl, Crazy Office, and Medical Mayhem.