Major Russian social mobile game publisher Pixonic (Little Helper
) has expanded to North America with a new San Francisco headquarters, the company said Tuesday.
Referring to itself as Russia's "little Zynga," Pixonic says its 50-person publishing team has launched over 40 games since the company's founding in 2009.
The company recently raised $5M in venture capital. Its main export is porting third-party social games to mobile platforms, though it also develops its own games, publishes third-party titles, and offers a social game analytics platform called PixAPI.
"We look forward to working with the best U.S. social gaming developers to help them more successfully bring their games to market," said Pixonic CEO Elena Masolova.
"We offer selected developers the opportunity to port their social games to iOS and Android totally at our expense. The porting is performed by our in-house mobile team to help developers enter the booming mobile market without distracting their social team."