8 Ball Pool is massively popular mobile game developed by Miniclip. It’s basically a billiards game modified in a way that anyone easily learn and enjoy the game for themselves, even if they haven’t played an actual Billiard game in their life.
The game was launched back in 2010 and became an instant hit mainly because of easy accessibility.
In Summer of 2011 Miniclip launched a Facebook version of 8 Ball Pool which quickly grabbed eyeballs. In 2015 it became the most popular game for Miniclip.
Who Developed 8 Ball Pool?
8 Ball Pool as mentioned earlier is developed, maintained, and operated by Miniclip. The company has offices in Switzerland, Italy, England, and Portugal.
Miniclip was founded in 2001 by Robert Small and Tihan Presbie. Slowly and steadily they made Miniclip a global phenomenon with a presence in 195 countries and impressive portfolio of over 45 games.
Some games developed by Miniclip:
- Marble Race – 3D
- Carrom Pool
- Plague inc.
- Bowling King
- Hockey Stars
- Ultimate Golf
- Football Strike
- basketball Stars
- Flip Skater
- Rail Rush
Now coming to main question…
Who owns Miniclip?
Yes. The parent organization of Miniclip is now Tencent which is a Chinese multinational conglomerate founded in 1998.
The majority stake in Miniclip is owned by Tencent, a Chinese conglomerate with Interests in E-Commerce, voice messaging, gaming, venture capital and much more.
Conclusively, It is clear that Minicliop is indeed a Chinese Company.