NetDragon acquires JumpStart

NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited (Hong Kong Stock Code: 777), a global Internet community builder, has acquired JumpStart, a Los Angeles-based provider of educational products which specialise in creative and educational games for K-12 children, the company said.

Founded in 1991, JumpStart has set the standard in children´s educational games by making learning fun and easy.

Over the years, JumpStart has created numerous successful own-branded games such as JumpStart®, Math Blaster® and Neopets®. Neopets® in particular has recorded over 75 million registered users.

NetDragon has deep expertise in building online communities, especially in the areas of gaming and education. Combining its knowledge and experience in online gaming and education, and transferring such expertise in building other online communities can unlock great potential and value for the company.

NetDragon Websoft Holdings, established in 1999, is a vertically integrated, cutting-edge R&D powerhouse with a highly successful track record which includes the development of flagship MMORPGs including Eudemons Online, Heroes Evolved (formerly known as Calibur of Spirit) and Conquer Online.

JumpStart provides learning-based games for kids. Through its own brands, as well as partner brands, like DreamWorks, JumpStart creates epically fun, learning-based games for kids of all ages.