The 4 year old online gaming company, E-City Sky has been acquired by YY Inc. as announced Co-founder and CEO Clement Song.
E-City Sky is a 3D gaming company based in Beijing and its core product was Gamexiu.com, which claimed to be the world’s first 3D social entertainment platform that integrates social elements and real time game play. It is a free to play browser based game that connects with online communities, social networks like or a branded site. Users create one avatar identity to play across multiple games. Users can create a 3D avatar of themselves using their real face to give them identity. Users can customize their look by changing its clothes and outfit. You can then interact with the world by walking, running, sleeping, talking to other friends in this virtual world
Clement said via email “YY is a very fast growing rich communication social platform company founded by David Li (CEO) and Lei Jun (Chairman) in 2005. They started by building a game portal Duowan.com, and it is now the #1 game portal in China. In 2008, they launched YY, a game team speak product, which has grown to over 300 million users in a little over 3 years, and it has become the largest real time social platform in China. We believe in a same vision to engage people through seamless rich communication. And our teams have great synergy to make it happen.”
One of E-City Sky’s Investors is Innovation Works Executive, Chris Evdemon. Details of the acquisition are undisclosed.