Farnborough, Hampshire, UK – 26 th February 2013
Digital publisher nDreams is pleased to announce that Aurora, one of the first free-to-play console games, has now had more than ten million visits since it launched. The floating archipelago was released in March 2011 in the PlayStation Home virtual world, which is exclusive to the PlayStation®3 console. Aurora continues to expand and evolve, and the latest major update to Aurora (version 1.7) will launch next month.
Announcing the milestone, nDreams CEO, Patrick O’Luanaigh said
“We’re incredibly proud of Aurora and the players who have helped make this such a successful virtual space. We don’t shout about ourselves very often, but nDreams continues to grow with a clear focus - to remain one of the leading publishers in PlayStation Home whilst becoming known for exciting and unique tablet games. We’re on track to launch a number of tablet based titles this year that we hope will demonstrate our distinctive approach to free-to-play development. We’d like to publically thank Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) for their continuing support on PlayStation Home, a highly underrated platform with a large, smart and passionate community, and we hope to continue our strong relationship with SCE moving forwards alongside our growth into tablet gaming.”
As well as virtual clothing and locomotions, recent PlayStation Home launches have included larger games such as Xi: Continuum, F.U.B.A.R and Blueprint: Home. nDreams also create a range of apartments and clubhouses, like the forthcoming “Carla’s Coffee Shop”.
Over 80% of nDreams revenue comes from publishing their own original IP. As well as PlayStation Home and tablet, nDreams also develop for the Xbox Avatar Marketplace.
Why not try Aurora out for yourself – head into PlayStation Home and you’ll find Aurora on the navigator menu. You can also sign up for our newsletter at our Facebook page ( www.facebook.com/ndreamers) to see behind the scenes at nDreams and get the first look at our new games.
Twitter: @ndreamers and @patrickol
nDreams are a rapidly growing digital games developer/publisher, set up in 2007 by Patrick O'Luanaigh, the former Creative Director of Eidos, with a focus on quality and innovation. nDreams has recently completed a transition from work-for-hire development to publishing, and currently over 80% of their revenue comes from publishing their own original intellectual property.
nDreams recently won the Inspire Award for online innovation, were nominated for two 2012 Develop Awards, and were finalists in both the Inspire 11 awards and the Smarta 100, (one of only five companies in the UK to be nominated in their technology category). nDreams were also featured in the Guardian Tech Media Invest and were nominated for the Kemp Little award for business innovation.
nDreams has developed and published a huge range of games, spaces, apartments and items in PlayStation Home, and are one of the most experienced PlayStation Home developers and publishers in the world. They also develop for Xbox Avatar Marketplace and are working on their first iPad and Android tablet games.
The Aurora launch video can be found here:
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