David Guo, also known as Yaoqi Guo, is a prominent CEO who has served at Top Games Inc., the independent global video gaming developer & publisher, since the release and publishing of the well-known SLG game Evony in 2016. Under his leadership, the company has achieved remarkable success in the mobile gaming market, garnering significant publicity.
The global mobile gaming market size reached USD 212.06 billion in 2023 and is projected to grow to approximately USD 499.53 billion by 2029. In 2022, Asia-Pacific dominated the global market, holding the largest market share.
Among the various genres, strategy games stand out for their ability to offer a combination of critical thinking, quick decision-making, and immersive gameplay. One notable example is “Evony: The King's Return,” which has garnered a massive player base of over 150 million users. This game has received extensive recognition, including numerous awards and ranking 5th in Data.ai's list of Top Ten US-Headquartered Mid-Core Games in 2022. It also received the Samsung Galaxy Store 2022 Best MMO Award, highlighting its success in the highly competitive gaming industry.
Evony features the recruitment of historically famous Generals
“Evony: The King's Return” allows players to recruit Historical Generals, blending various elements with entertainment, such as main city development, exploration, recruiting historically famous Generals, and epic battles! The game's PvP (player vs. player) mechanics and strong alliance system foster a deep sense of community. Players from around the world connect, strategize, and engage in epic battles, creating a vibrant global gaming community. You can learn about A Closer Look at the Evony's Features.
David Guo: Creating games that resonate with players
Behind this successful game is the dynamic team at Top Games Inc. (TPI), led by CEO David Guo. David's career spans various facets of game development, emphasizing high-quality user experience. He believes in creating games that resonate with players, combining fun with meaningful, engaging content.
David Guo is passionate about technology, software, information and how these are naturally used in social interaction.
“From game theory, API design to UX development and creating complex algorithms, the way our lives are improved through these interacting information systems is what drives me,”
David Guo is excited about the launch of numerous new titles and has plans to expand the company's global market share by promoting them in different countries. Additionally, he is actively seeking collaborations with well-known brands and intellectual properties (IPs).
Evony × Napoleon Collaboration
Recently, EVONY has announced a collaboration with Apple Original Films and Sony Pictures' upcoming action epic, taken player engagement to a new level with its “Evony × Napoleon Collaboration.” . This collaboration will bring exciting events to the game, allowing players to experience the world of Napoleon. The campaign tease begins on November 22, 2023, and the in-game materials will be launched on December 1, 2023. General Napoleon's attributes in the game will align with his portrayal in the movie, and players will also encounter Empress Josephine and befriend her. The game will feature key campaigns from Napoleon's life, such as the Siege of Toulon, the Battle of Pyramids, and the Battle of Austerlitz. Evony will incorporate the visual styles and cultural elements of the French civilization during Napoleon's era. Community events and rewards will be available, and players can stay updated through Evony's official X and Facebook accounts. The collaboration aims to provide players with an opportunity to relive history in cinemas and in the game. The film Napoleon, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Joaquin Phoenix as Napoleon Bonaparte, explores the rise and fall of the iconic French Emperor against a backdrop of stunning filmmaking and practical battle sequences. It's a prime example of how “Evony” continues to innovate, offering fresh, engaging content that keeps its community active and growing.