Kenyan-based social gaming network platform Jooist has partnered with Miniclip SA
, a mobile and online games company launched in 2001 based in Switzerland, to distribute their inventory of web games in Africa.
The firm is also working on a partnership with Kongregate Games to distribute their content in Africa as well.
Speaking to TechMoran, Makokha Waliaula, Director Jooist said, “We are in talks with UCWeb and WeChat
— both of which have significant users in Africa running into millions — for distribution partnerships to grow our traction ten fold over the next two years.”
“We are serving over 100,000 downloads per month, who are giving us 1.5M page views per month and 500K unique monthly visitors. This is after a six months run since we re-launched in April,” added Makokha.
The firm has also launched Jooist for Flash platform
formatted for desktop web with 300 games from Miniclip in addition to its Jooist for Java
formatted for feature phones and Jooist for HTML 5
formatted for smartphone devices. The firm has 1000+ games across all it’s platforms at the moment.
The firm is also working on Android and Windows Phone platforms which will be available early next year in a move to make it the biggest games publisher in Africa.