NEW YORK, December 22, 2020 (Newswire.com) - Carry1st has entered into a global, multi-year publishing agreement with New York City-headquartered Cosi Games to complete and publish the studio’s innovative new casual multiplayer futbol game.
Based in New York City and Bangalore, Cosi Games is an innovative mobile gaming studio with a history of delivering exciting casual sports games. The studio’s flagship title to date is Pelé: Soccer Legend, which had over 7m downloads and was featured as “Best New Game” in 162 countries. More recently Cosi released a game with the boxing icon Muhammed Ali that generated over 3m downloads in its first 2 months.
Carry1st is an emerging publisher of social games and interactive content with a focus on frontier markets like Africa. The company partners with studios across the globe to scale and monetize their products. Carry1st has a world-class team distributed team hailing from top companies like: Carlyle, King, Morgan Stanley, Rovio, and Wargaming – and are members of (Stanford-affiliated) StartX and the Mastercard Start Path Program.
In the coming months, Carry1st will be working with Cosi to enhance the systems design and game economy for its new game helping to prepare it for a global launch. Thereafter, Carry1st will be responsible for funding and managing user acquisition, distribution, live operations, and community for the game. This deal follows the announcements of Carry1st having closed a $2.5M seed round earlier this year and inking a publishing partnership with Ethiopia-based Qene Games.
Cordel Robbin-Coker, Carry1st CEO said: “We’re really excited to have the opportunity to work with the experienced global team at Cosi to launch their new game, which we think has the potential to be a top grossing title globally in 2021. We’ve worked very hard this year to enhance our publishing team, from game design to live operations, and we’re pleased with this vote of confidence.”
“When the opportunity arose to work with the talented Carry1st team we saw it as a perfect match. Our specialty is making fun and engaging games, so to partner with a publisher that understood our needs and could help bring the best design and monetization experts in was exactly what we were looking for. We are excited to release this title and share it with the world!” added Josh Blitz, Cosi Games CEO.