Mark Cuban’s New Facebook Game BattleBall™ Unveiled

http://www.facebook.com/BattleBall

DALLAS, Texas (April 11, 2011)– Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks® NBA franchise, and Schell Games announced the public release of BattleBall. BattleBall is a 3D online game now playable on the Facebook social networking platform.  BattleBall is available to any of the over 500 million active Facebook users. BattleBall will soon be available on the iPhone and Android mobile platforms as well. Check out the on-court BattleBall action promo video at http://youtu.be/Os2lPYWw5-s

BattleBall is a unique online basketball game that allows users to customize their players with special clothing, basketballs, and backboards and then challenge their friends to one-on-one battles on the virtual court.“The social gaming space is exploding!” Cuban said.“BattleBall is taking the love people have for basketball and channeling it into the virtual world. You can compete with your friends and swat their jumpers into the stands without breaking a sweat. My character has great calves too.” 

Schell Games, a prominent game development studio, is led by renowned author and game design pundit, Jesse Schell. “We were thrilled to work with Mark Cuban on this project,” said CEO Schell. “BattleBall represents the future of social gaming by providing a 3D multiplatform experience that appeals to kids and families.”

About the Dallas Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks are part of the 30 team National Basketball Association (NBA). The club, which plays at American Airlines Center, began as an expansion franchise in 1980 and competes in the Southwest Division of the Western Conference.  The team’s 2010-11 season was the eleventh consecutive season with more than 50 wins, which is the third longest streak in NBA history.

Contact: Ken Bonzon Dallas Mavericks

ken.bonzon@dallasmavs.com

About Schell Games

Schell Games is a full-service game design and development company specializing in creating innovative interactive experiences.  Founded in 2002 by one of the world’s top game designers and renowned author, Jesse Schell, and made up of highly talented artists, programmers, producers, and game designers, Schell Games has offices in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Austin, Texas.

We focus on creating memorable experiences through online and social games, interactive theme park attractions, console and handheld games, internet-enabled toys, and virtual worlds.

Schell Games– We find the Fun.

Want us to find the Fun for you?

Contact us at info@schellgames.com or visit us at www.schellgames.com

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