Miniclip is a free online games website. It was launched in 2001 and is known for having a large and varied collection of games. It was the world’s largest privately owned online gaming website. It was started in 2001 by Robert Small and Tihan Presbie (who is no longer with the company) on a budget of £40,000 and quickly grew. As of 2008, the company has been valued at over £900 million, having been profitable for six of its first seven years, with turnovers exceeding £20 million from 2006–2008 alone.
In 2015, Tencent acquired majority stakes of Miniclip SA.
In December 2016, Miniclip crossed 1 billion downloads across its mobile games on iOS, Android and Windows devices, with more than 350 million downloads in the past 12 months