I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our shareholders and investors for their support.
In October 2008, we began a location-based game called "Colony Life." Since then, we have implemented unique initiatives that other companies cannot match, such as developing the O2O (※1) business with business operators, centered on location-based games, and providing the COLOPL, the world's first location-based gaming specialization platform.
Beginning in 2012, we began developing smartphone apps ahead of competitors. Based on our mission of "Entertainment in Real Life" Making everyday life more enjoyable and wonderful through entertainment, we have been providing entertainment that enables us to make new experiences. We released numerous titles by leveraging our strengths in developing original ideas and mobile games, such as "Quiz RPG: The World of Mystic Wiz" the first quiz based game for smartphones in 2013, "Shironeko Project" a full-scaled action RPG that can be played with a single finger in 2014, and "Shironeko Tennis" that aims to cultivate our own IP in 2016. Since 2014, we have been engaged in the VR business. In 2015, we established the 360Channel, Inc. which offers 360-degree movies, and in 2016, we established "Colopl VR Fund" which is a fund for investing in VR.
In this way, we will adapt to the changing platforms while continuing to pursue new entertainment and propose new ways of playing to users.
In order to be a company that satisfies all stakeholders and contributes to society, we are determined to push forward with entertainment as our core business.
We look forward to your continued understanding and support.
President, CEO and COO
- (※1) O2O: Abbreviation for Online to Offline. A system that uses the Internet as a starting point for sending customers to real stores, etc.