Paradox Interactive Partners with Tencent to Publish Cities: Skylines and Stellaris on Chinese Language Platform

Critically Acclaimed Games to Release on Tencent Platforms

STOCKHOLM — Dec. 2, 2016 — Paradox Interactive, a Stockholm-based publisher and developer of games, today announced a new partnership with Tencent, a leading provider of Internet value added services in China. As part of the partnership, Paradox will publish Cities: Skylines, the award-winning game of city-building and management from developer Colossal Order, for players in China using Tencent’s proprietary platforms. In addition, following the release of Cities: Skylines, Paradox will continue to bring its iconic strategy titles to China, beginning with its recently released sci-fi grand strategy game Stellaris and following with several more.

“Paradox is a company whose games possess universal appeal, and I’m eager for the chance to share our games with a broader audience in China,” said Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive. “It’s important to us that gamers everywhere have the same high-quality experience with our titles. Tencent is the biggest game publisher in the world, and we’re glad to have such a capable partner — we know their platforms and their expertise will achieve excellent things for games like Cities: Skylines, Stellaris, and many others to come.”

Cities: Skylines, the best-selling City-building strategy game from Colossal Order, was released to widespread critical acclaim in March 2015. The game allows players to design, build, and manage a city of their own creation, from layout to services and policies. Since the game’s launch, it has gone on to sell millions of copies, and dedicated fans have built over 90,000 pieces of community-contributed content.

For more information on Cities: Skylines, visit

For additional information, please contact:

Fredrik Wester, CEO Paradox Interactive
Andras Vajlok, CFO Paradox Interactive
Phone: +4670-355 54 18

This information is information that Paradox Interactive AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation and the Securities Markets Act. The information was submitted for publication on December 2, 2016.

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