Las Vegas Whaling has launched three successful social casinos for Asia’s most prominent gaming companies: NHN/Navier, Nexon/Rushmo and Melco Entertainment & Resorts.
Mobile Game Studios
Golden Rat Studios, Los Angeles
City of Games Social Casino App
The Las Vegas Whaling team reorganized an existing Seoul-based game studio and relaunched it as Rushmo Games USA. The company’s first game: Casino Frenzy is now available in the App Store and on Google Play.
LVW contributed to the business plan and budget, helped recruit the creative and engineering team, acquired technology platforms, licensed games/IP, creative web and social media presence, leased and built out the studio’s 7000 square foot facility. NHN Entertainment Labs, which now bears the name Monarc Gaming Labs has released their first mobile game, “Golden Sand Slots” which is now available in the App Store and on Google Play.
In 2014 Las Vegas Whaling was tasked by the largest Asian gaming company, Nexon, to build its second Los Angeles-based social casino studio: Rushmo LA. (Nexon sold the company in 2017 to the Seoul-based Felix Labs.)
Casino Frenzy Social Casino App
Rushmo Games Seoul/LA Studios
In 2013 Las Vegas Whaling was hired by Korean gaming giant NHN to help start a social casino gaming studio. Within a short period of time, NHN/Monarc became Los Angeles’ second largest social casino studio.
Golden Sand Social Casino App
NHN Ent. Labs/Monarc LA Studio
In 2015, Las Vegas Whaling executives were approached by land-based gaming giant Melco Entertainment & Resorts to create a social casino gaming studio that would develop and publish content for the Asian market. Golden Rat's team is comprised of some of LA's top creative and engineering talent.
Golden Rat's initial release of 2016: City of Games quickly became one Asia's top-rated and grossing social casino apps. The game will be followed by the planned 2018 Mainland China release of Leagues Doudizhu.