Dundee, Scotland and San Francisco, Calif. – June 27, 2012 – YoYo Games today debuts on the Google Chrome Web Store with seven of its hit video games. Already popular games “Karoshi,” “Pollushot,” “Reflexions,” “Simply Minesweeper,” “Simply Solitaire,” “Simply Word Search,” and “Skydiver Mach II” make their way to the popular Web browser to take advantage of its large and growing audience. All of YoYo Games’ titles are ad-supported and free to play on Chrome and are available now at https://chrome.google.com/webstore.
YoYo Games’ video game titles for Chrome have been developed with GameMaker: Studio, YoYo Games’ lightning fast, powerful and easy to use cross-platform games development tool. With GameMaker: Studio’s HTML5 export option, previously released Android games could be easily published to Chrome in record time with no additional porting or development resources required.
YoYo Games was selected by Google to provide GameMaker: Studio demos at the 2012 Google I|O at Moscone Center in San Francisco Thursday, June 28.
“The popularity of the Google Chrome Browser makes it a very appealing avenue for YoYo Games as we look to expand the reach and visibility for our diverse portfolio of high quality titles,” said Stuart Poole, head of publishing at YoYo Games. “Thanks to GameMaker: Studio, this is just the beginning for us -- we have many more games in the pipeline that can be published in HTML5.”
Games now available on Chrome include:
Pocket Gamer’s 2012 “Android Game of the Year,” dark humored “Karoshi” is an immensely popular logic puzzle platformer with a unique twist. Karoshi’s protagonist is an overworked Japanese salary man whose ambition is his own demise as players work through 50 levels to help him achieve his goal.
In the polluted arcade style worlds of “Pollushot” the sling shot control system and unique arcade style require players to catch the debris that falls from their ships, and then use it against their enemies to break their defenses. The more ships destroyed, the higher the score.
“Reflexions” is a beautiful and highly addictive neon puzzle game. In “Reflexions,” players rotate mirrors to reflect a ball of light around each level, avoiding obstacles while collecting diamonds to unlock the exit. “Reflexions” features 40 levels spanning four worlds, simple single click controls and 20 achievements to unlock.
“Simply Minesweeper” features eight levels of difficulty ranging from ‘easy’ to ‘nuclear,’ more than 30 achievements to unlock, eight leader boards to climb and a custom game mode. Newcomers and veterans alike will find themselves at home with this beautiful rendition of the classic Minesweeper.
“Simply Solitaire” is YoYo Games’ beautiful rendition of the classic game of Solitaire. This uniquely styled version, with its natural card layout, engages the player like no other Solitaire with its wide variety of backdrops.
Simply Word Search
Players have access to more than 40 categories in “Simply Word Search,” YoYo Games’ take on the favourite puzzle game. With two game modes to play, Simply Word Search offers players a polished and content rich experience.
Skydiver Mach II
Players have to duck, dodge and dive past deadly birds, dangerous jet planes and devastating helicopters to survive “Skydiver Mach II” from terminal velocity. Skydiver is a fun, fast, frantic and highly addictive action game.
GameMaker: Studio is available now at www.yoyogames.com/gamemaker/studio.
About YoYo Games
YoYo Games is a top publisher of mobile, social and web-based games and the creator of GameMaker: Studio, the world’s fastest and easiest to use cross-platform games development tool. YoYo Games publishes titles created with GameMaker: Studio including hits "They Need to be Fed,” “Simply Solitaire HD” and Pocket Gamer’s 2012 Android Game of the Year "Karoshi.” Privately-held YoYo Games was founded in 2007 by games industry visionaries to incubate and showcase the next generation of games development talent and devices. GameMaker has been downloaded 10 million times, hosts a community of half a million registered users and is deployed in more than 5,000 schools and universities worldwide. YoYo Games has offices in Scotland, England and the U.S. For more information, visit www.yoyogames.com. Follow YoYo Games on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.
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