Vienna, Austria - December 17, 2010– Socialspiel, a new social gaming startup based in Austria, today announced the launch of their competitive board game Push on hi5 ( www.hi5.com). With today’s launch, the game is now available to the millions of players competing daily on one of the world’s largest social entertainment sites.
Push ( http://push-the-game.com) is an online board game where players can compete with their friends in a stylishly addictive, turn-based browser environment. Intuitive for the generation surrounded by social networking and social games, Push provides a new social gaming experience with classic game elements and now it’s available on hi5.
Competing in ranked matches is not only fun, but can earn you valuable points and raise your rank in the leaderboard– giving players on hi5 the exclusive chance to win an Apple iPad! To be in the pool for the draw, players must become one of the first 50 players in the leaderboard with more than 1050 points or be under the 50 Push players with the most pop count. Additionally, players need to become a part of the Socialspiel Family and add Socialspiel to their circle of friends. Details can be found here: http://socialspiel.com/ipad.
The first game released by Socialspiel, Push stars the eccentric in-game character Pon Du Bear who loves board games, martinis, playing with his friends in his stylish mansion, relaxing in his retro Eames chair and eating his beloved Pops. But, Pon du Bear is not only the star, he also provides the guidance necessary to become the leading Push player in the world.
“As one of the largest and fastest growing social networks in many countries around the world, hi5 provides a very compelling distribution channel for our game,” said Socialspiel CEO Helmut Hutterer.“To celebrate the launch of Push on hi5, we’re giving players the opportunity to win an iPad, simply by competing with their friends.”
To play Push, visit http://www.hi5.com/friend/apps/entry/pushgame
Socialspiel is an angel-funded social games startup headquartered in Vienna, Austria. Founded in early 2010 by ex-developers from Rockstar Games, Socialspiel creates high production value original game experiences and brands together with a world-wide group of publishing, distribution and marketing partners. For more information visit
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