Gameloft, a popular publisher of digital and social games, has announced a global partnership with Opera Software to make Gameloft titles available on the Opera Mobile Store.
This move will help to expand Gameloft's reach and introduce their latest games to a large set of users in emerging markets such as India.
According to Gameloft and Opera, their partnership will benefit as many as 250 million users in developing markets.
"We're thrilled to partner with Opera Software. By combining forces we can offer the best gaming experience to even more players around the world," said Ludovic Blondel, VP of Business Development at Gameloft.
The opera mobile store already has about 300,000 apps and games available for download. The app store supports more than 7,500 different devices, from feature phones to the most advanced smartphones according to Opera software.
"This partnership is a win-win for our users and our partner. Opera users get to experience high quality mobile games, and our partner Gameloft enjoys increased reach, distribution and monetization of their games," said Sameer Merchant, VP of Mobile Commerce at Opera Software.
This year, in-app revenues for mobile games will total $1.82 billion, or 59.8% of all mobile game revenues, increasing to nearly $2 billion next year, when share of the mobile game market will be 60.1%, according to a study from eMarketer.