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Chinese Public Company Talkweb and San Francisco Headquartered Concept Art House Introduce Spellgun

Partnership Provides the Most Complete Solution for North American Game Companies Wishing to Launch Their Products Into the Chinese Mobile Market

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/13/14 -- Chinese public company Talkweb, one of China's leading providers of mobile e-commerce applications, and San Francisco and Shanghai based Concept Art House, a leading art and creative services provider, announce the launch of Spellgun to focus on distribution of North American iOS and Android games to China's massive smartphone market. The partnership follows Talkweb's highly successful launches of Popcap's Plants vs. Zombies 2 and Rovio's Angry Birds.

"Since 1996 we have focused on supporting China's mobile operators, portals, e-commerce companies, and content distributors. As a result, we have an unmatched breadth and depth of relationships across all 29 Chinese provinces enabling us to launch new mobile games in ways that other companies cannot match," said Talkweb CEO, XingYu Li.

"The Chinese smartphone market represents the largest growth and profitability opportunity for North American content developers. Talkweb and Concept Art House have created Spellgun to allow any leading game to be powerfully launched with minimal effort from its North American owners," said Matthew Le Merle, Chairman of Spellgun and Concept Art House.

Spellgun will extend Talkweb's reach into North America with a San Francisco based licensing and support team, and access to a 100+ Shanghai based localization office through its parent, Concept Art House.

"With this partnership, we believe that we represent the most complete solution to North American game companies wishing to launch their products, in exclusive or non-exclusive arrangements, into the Chinese market. We look forward to meeting with leading game developers at GDC and in the months to follow," said James Zhang, CEO of Spellgun and Founder of Concept Art House.

About Concept Art House (

Concept Art House is a leading art and creative services provider based in San Francisco, USA with offices in Shanghai, China. CAH is a company of professional artists and industry veterans.

Since the company's founding in 2007, Concept Art House has contributed to shipping more than 300 games for clients such as Blizzard, DeNA, EA, Kabam, Riot Games, and Supercell. More recently, Concept Art House has worked on projects such as Clash of Clans, Guardians of Middle-earth, League of Legends, and Magic: The Gathering. As of February 2014, Concept Art House has contributed art to 14 of the top 100 grossing games on Apple's App Store.

Concept Art House prides itself on developing long-term relationships with each of its clients through integrity, open communication, mutual respect, and high-quality artwork.

About Talkweb (

Talkweb Information Systems Co., Ltd is one of China's leading providers of mobile e-commerce applications. Established in 1996, Talkweb is today one of China's most recognized public companies. With over 2,000 employees, 29 branch offices, and four headquarters locations, Talkweb offers technical and operational support to mobile operators across all of China's 29 provinces.

Talkweb is a leader in supporting games nationwide with a proven history of successfully launching Western games, such as Angry Birds, Plants vs. Zombies 2, and Bejeweled Deluxe in the Chinese smartphone market.

About Spellgun (

Spellgun, a division of Concept Art House, is the exclusive North American partner of Talkweb. Spellgun is the most complete solution for North American game companies wishing to launch their products into the Chinese mobile market.

Spellgun provides North American developers access to a San Francisco based licensing and support team, a 100+ Shanghai based localization office, distribution partnerships with all leading China operators, and local marketing, user support and operations in all 29 Chinese provinces through Talkweb.

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