The Group is a renowned developer and publisher of mobile online games with a global presence and international customer base. The Group has its headquarters in Singapore with regional offices in the United States, mainland China, Hong Kong, Canada, Japan, Korea, Thailand and the Philippines, and customers from over 200 countries and regions around the world.
The Group offers free-to-play mobile, browser and client-based online games in 15 different languages, the majority of which are produced by its own development teams. The bulk of the Group’s technical and game development personnel are based in China to tap the large talent pool there and to leverage cost advantages. This has enabled the Group to develop games more cost-effectively compared to other companies. At the same time, to ensure that its games are of the highest quality and suit the tastes of gamers worldwide, the Group has been expanding game producers, designers, art directors and other high caliber creative talents in the United States, Canada, Korea and Singapore.
As at As at 31 December 2015, the user community of the Group consisted of approximately 300 million user accounts worldwide, including a total MAU (monthly active user) of about 18 million. During the year ended 31 December 2015, approximately 37%, 31% and 25% of the total revenue of the Group was generated from users with IP addresses in North America, Europe and Asia, respectively, and the revenue from mobile games accounted for 94% of total revenue.
In 2015, IGG transferred its listing from the Growth Enterprise Market to the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, enjoying increased support from new and existing shareholders, and the Group was honored to be selected as a constituent of Hang Seng Composite Index in March 2016. According to the independent third-party analysis platform App Annie, among the top 52 mobile game developers, IGG is ranked 34th globally and 4th among Chinese developers in terms of revenue from both App Store and Google Play in 2015. After experiencing high growth and being widely recognized, the Group would leverage its global reach in R&D and operation, and continue to seek worldwide partners in aim to achieve the state-of-the-art in gaming quality, player experience, revenue level etc.
As at end of Dec. 2014, IGG has been operating about 40 mobile, browser and client-based games with different genres, including MMORPGs, card games, tower defense games, Casino games, Strategy games etc.