San Francisco– Apr. 3, 2010– ngmoco, the leading iPhone and iPod touch developer and publisher&its Freeverse studio, the recently acquired creators of Skee-Ball, today confirmed the launch of seven apps for iPad on the App Store. GodFinger, We Rule, Charadium, Flick Fishing, NBA Hotshots, Warpgate and CastleCraft are available today as the first apps in the company’s powerful lineup of games for the Apple iPad.
“We are incredibly excited about iPad and we believe it will have the level of impact that iPhone and iPod touch continue to have in mobile gaming," said Neil Young, CEO, ngmoco. "Humans react to what they see, what they hear and what they touch and iPad radically reshapes how players feel about interacting with games. The bigger screen and innovative Multi-Touch capabilities make our games more immersive than we ever imagined.”
GodFinger puts the power of a god in players’ hands. Commanding the fate of a planet and its inhabitants, players must create“followers,” whose worship will help fledgling gods earn gold, grow stronger and learn new abilities. Gods can demonstrate their powers by moving mountains, flooding the land, and striking down the planet’s denizens to be as benevolent or as malevolent as they wish. The larger screen size brings more of the planet to life and multiplies interaction with followers and the environment.
We Rule lets players command whimsical kingdoms full of castles, farms and loyal citizens. Rulers must oversee crop harvests, collect taxes and trade with neighboring realms via the social connectivity of the Plus+ Network. Wise kings will also act as city planners and landscapers, and build, grow and craft their own social microcosms. We Rule for iPad expands the kingdom view and puts more power at the fingertips of the player with picture in picture functions for drag and drop functionality.
Charadium is a fast and furious multiplayer game that invites family, friends and players from all over the world to match wits in the ultimate draw-and-guess showdown. In Charadium, players are tasked with bringing words to life through drawings. One player draws a charade with their fingers, while the others must guess the word before the timer runs out. With language support for English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian and Russian speakers, Charadium can test gamers around the world.
The highly anticipated space exploration game Warpgate offers a vast universe of over 35 star-systems to explore in 172 different starships with over 100 main quests. Groundbreaking graphics, fluid controls and endless non-quest missions mean there is no limit to the adventure. Perfect for the Apple iPad's large, detailed screen and intuitive touch controls, Warpgate promises to be an amazingly immersive experience.
CastleCraft, Freeverse's first massively multiplayer online game, is a city building strategy title in which players wage war against hundreds of others for realm domination. Players will follow three different quest lines, form alliances and train up to 16 different types of military, resource and technology units. With the ability to battle against friends and other players worldwide, chat in realtime and watch their gorgeous city expand under intricate day-night cycles with dynamic particle effects, CastleCraft is an unrivaled, must-have title.
Flick Fishing HD, from studio Strange Flavour, is the wildly popular fishing game with real flick-motion casting. The iPad version boasts an all-new iPad-specific casting method, more than nine beautiful locations and tons of varying fish to reel in. Freeverse's Flick Fishing HD ships with all In App Purchases unlocked, including the new Fishing Pro pack and MegaGuide to reveal all hidden quests and tricks for landing the biggest fish!
NBA Hotshot HD, the officially licensed arcade-style hoop-sinking game, will be available for players to rack up points and earn awards in two modes of play: time-racing and high score earning. The iPad version includes more basketballs to unlock, a WNBA themed machine and a more engrossing, higher definition 3D environment.
All seven ngmoco launch apps for iPad are available from the App Store on iPad and at www.itunes.com/appstore.
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Headquartered in San Francisco, ngmoco was founded in 2008 by games industry veterans committed to the new mobile landscape opened up by Apple’s iPhone. ngmoco creates and publishes games for the iPhone and beyond in collaboration with the best and brightest game makers in the world. Founded by Neil Young, Bob Stevenson, Alan Yu and Joe Keene, the company’s investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield&Byers, Maples Investments and Norwest Venture Partners. To witness the lives and minds of the ngmoco team at work on the future of iPhone, iPod touch and iPad apps, visit http://www.ngmoco.com
Freeverse strives to develop and publish seamless software, with a particular concentration on the Mac and iPhone platforms. Our developed and published titles have been honored with six Apple Design Awards and over 5 million paid sales from the iTunes App Store. Freeverse, a member of the ngmoco family, is at the forefront of creating compelling, cutting edge games.
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