"Core"-focused social game developer Kabam (Global Warfare
, Kingdoms of Camelot
) has been selected as a recipient of this year's AlwaysOn Global 250 awards for innovative, disruptive tech companies.
AlwaysOn Global 250 awards are editorially selected based on five criteria, the company says: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.
Kabam, which strives to provide deep core-level games catered to the strengths and limitations of social networks is "in a position to disrupt the video games market," said AlwaysOn in a statement.
"Just two years ago we took up designing strategy games for social networks to specifically appeal to hardcore gamers, so we take great pride and pleasure in achieving this award," said Kabam CEO Kevin Chou.
"It's very gratifying to have leaders in the technology industry recognize and acknowledge our company's hard work, innovativeness and creativity in establishing a new segment of gaming."
Kabam's recent $85 million funding round
in May brought the company's total funding up to $125 million. It currently claims just over one million daily active users and 12 million monthly active users, according to
The company recently announced a European expansion
to provide localization and customer support for the international market.
More information on the 2011 AlwaysOn Global 250 is available here