KARLSRUHE, Germany – November 11, 2012 – flaregames today announced that Royal Revolt! , an addictive and accessible 3D game for iOS devices, has met with a strong reception from players and critics alike. After just 10 days, it has reached one million players worldwide, while becoming the No. 1 RPG game on the charts in 73 countries. User reviews have been consistently enthusiastic, praising the high quality game and rewarding it with a coveted 5 out of 5 star rating. International press have also been impressed:
"Royal Revolt is a gem in the App Store giving you a full game experience for free." TouchGen
"Yes, Royal Revolt is free to play, but more importantly it is an excellent videogame." ComputerAndVideoGames
"A superb blend of third-party action and strategy makes Royal Revolt! a game that you'll head back to for many weeks to come. Highly recommended." Gametrailers
"...combines pre-planning and on-the-fly thinking with some deliciously meaty third-person combat action." Modojo
"It provides a surprising amount of content for a free game, with equally surprising production values to match." Digital Spy
Magazines and blogs are praising the high quality graphics, high accessibility, but most of all, the fair free-to-play model, because as with all of flaregames' titles, the full game is free to play. Players with little time can choose to purchase in-game currency and virtual items, but it’s not required and the game is just as fun however you regain the throne.
Journalist Neil Long of the British games magazine CVG sums it up best: "Royal Revolt's developer flaregames is part of a growing number of studios aiming to overturn the negative perception that comes with being free to play - and succeeding.."
And the game’s success so far is just the beginning. The first major update for Royal Revolt! will be released later this month.
"We had expected Royal Revolt! to achieve one million downloads by the holidays, but have exceeded our goal in less than two weeks. Our focus on quality, accessibility and a fair free-to-play model is paying off. The upcoming updates and planned marketing actions also have the potential to double the current numbers of users at least. The story of Royal Revolt! has just begun,"says Klaas Kersting, CEO of flaregames.
Pete Walentin, CEO of Keen Flare, developers of the game added, "The whole team is very happy at how positively Royal Revolt! has been received. The ratings make us proud, and we are stepping on the gas to surprise our fans with even more content and new features. "
About Royal Revolt!
The colorful and humorous Royal Revolt! is about a young prince, who after the death of his father, the king, had his kingdom stolen by his nasty relatives. With simple and intuitive touch controls, the player directs the Prince through beautifully designed levels and helps him to conquer 30 castles en route to reclaiming his kingdom.
Royal Revolt! is a "reverse tower defense" game where players capture castles, instead of defending them.
The title was developed by Frankfurt based studio Keen Flare, a joint venture of flaregames and Keen games.
Official Website: www.royalrevolt.com
Press Kit Download: http://bit.ly/OWtGLT
Based in Karlsruhe, flaregames has a highly motivated team of veterans and new talent to create and deploy a new generation of mobile games. The company, founded in 2011, creates games for smartphones and tablets. The pipeline currently has a number of titles for mainstream and mid-core gamers. The games are extensive, deep experiences, that offer long-lasting fun and best of all are free ("free to play").
The founder of the company's Klaas Kersting, previously of Gameforge has a proven track record of success, growing his last company into a global player with 500 employees and over €100 million in annual revenue.
Keen flare is a joint venture between flaregames and keen games, a long standing German development studio, which has shipped AAA-games on many platforms.
For more information: www.flaregames.com
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International Digital Entertainment Agency (IDEA)