The Next Big Thing in the Emerging Mobile App Space?


Research firm SuperData, the world's leading provider of market intelligence covering the entire video game market across mobile, PC, and console, reported an estimated total of $892.8 million of revenue in eSports for the year 2016. The firm estimates that revenue will climb to over $1 billion in 2017 and continue to climb to over $1.2 billion by 2019.

SuperData also reported that the number of eSports viewers for 2016 drastically increased to 214 million up from last year's 188 million, and it estimates that the worldwide eSports audience will grow to over 300 million viewers in the next 2 years

SPYR, Inc. (OTCQB:SPYR) is a holding company that, through two wholly owned subsidiaries (i) is engaged in publishing and developing mobile games; and (ii) owns and operates an "American Diner" theme restaurant located in the Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania called "Eat at Joe's®." The Company is perpetually exploring opportunities for additional acquisitions in these and other verticals in order to expand its holdings, to drive and increase revenue and to generate profits and build value for shareholders.

Company Overview - SPYR, Inc.

Investment Highlights - SPYR, Inc.

We are always on the look-out for interesting companies that may be on the precipice of primary expansion moves. The digital app space is rife with opportunity because there are so many evolving pathways for monetization to flow that we often find amazing expansion potential. This is especially true of one company right now: SPYR, Inc. (OTCMKTS:SPYR).

  • SPYR is the company behind Pocket Starships, which was the first real-time true cross-platform massively multiplayer online game (MMO) on planet Earth. What interests us most about this story right now is the massive and almost instantaneous potential for expansion of the audience for Pocket Starships via the growing market of a true real-time, cross platform gaming experience. 
  • In 2017, we expect SPYR to take Pocket Starships onto the Microsoft Windows platform, thus opening the game up to 350 million new potential users.
  • We also expect the company to more extensively exploit the web portal pathway. In this case, it doesn’t take any cash to achieve this goal. Most web portals work on “back end points,” meaning that they take a piece of the action to host the gameplay and distribute to users instead of an upfront fee.
  • Speaking of cash, SPYR currently has $3.9 million against no current liabilities according to recent SEC filings
  • But that isn’t all. SPYR and the Pocket Starships developers are diligently working on a series of updates to the game that will prepare it for entry into eSports. The first update, which will allow for direct player vs. player combat is anticipated to be completed within the next 30 days. Two more patches are expected to be released in the first quarter of 2017 adding squad-based player vs. player combat and, finally, a full-blown tournament system.

Check out some of the recent press about this company for a sense of where this story is headed:

SPYR Hires Former Electronic Arts (EA) Executive As Chief Strategic Advisor

DENVER, Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SPYR, INC. (SPYR), a holding company with wholly owned subsidiaries in both the mobile game & app development and publishing industry, and in the restaurant industry, today announced that Farshid Almassizadeh, the former VP and COO of EA Interactive, will join the SPYR team as its Chief Strategic Advisor. Mr. Almassizadeh will bring his 25+ years of experience in the gaming industry to SPYR as an advisor to SPYR's management team, the game publishing team, as well as the associated developer community. (See full story here)

Facebook Adds SPYR's Pocket Starships to New Gameroom Platform

DENVER, Feb. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SPYR, INC. (SPYR), a holding company with wholly owned subsidiaries in both the mobile game & app development and publishing industry, today announced that its flagship game, Pocket Starships, is among the first games that can be played in Facebook's new Gameroom, now available in beta, for Windows PC gamers..(See full story here)

SPYR Updates Shareholders on Plans and Objectives for 2017

DENVER, Feb. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SPYR, INC. (SPYR), a holding company with wholly owned subsidiaries in both the mobile game & app development and publishing industry, and in the restaurant industry, today provides its shareholders with an update on its plans and objectives for the year 2017.... (See full story here)

SPYR Expected to Join Fast Growing eSports Market in 2017 as Industry Revenue Increases

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - January 25, 2017) - SPYR, Inc. (SPYR) spent 2016 investing in the company's future, continuing to build the infrastructure to compete in the mobile games industry, and rounding out its world-class team of industry experts... (See full story here)

SPYR's Pocket Starships Achieves Number One Ranking in Adventure Category in France's Apple App Store

DENVER, Nov. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SPYR, INC. (SPYR), a holding company with wholly owned subsidiaries in both the mobile game & app development and publishing industry, today announced that its flagship MMO game Pocket Starships, has concluded its three-market strategic... (See full story here)

SPYR Targets Worldwide Audience for Pocket Starships as Asian Market Continues Solid Growth

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - November 17, 2016) - In 2016, the global games market grew to almost $100 billion according to Newzoo's Global Games Market Report. In that report, China and the Asia-Pacific region account for almost half of the total revenue interest ... (See full story here)

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