October 20th 2010, Dundee– Skydiver is the first games app release from YoYo Games, home of the successful Game Maker led by CEO Sandy Duncan, former VP for Microsoft Xbox in Europe. After only 3 years YoYo has more than 95,000 games on the website from Game Maker, with more than one Million strong community visiting per month creating, playing and critiquing games. This makes YoYo Games the single largest community of Game Developers on the Internet.
Now with a head office based in Dundee, Scotland and having recently expanded in 2010 with a carefully hand picked, highly experienced development team, YoYo Games are now aiming to create a successful further expansion into the casual games market space. The launch of the YoYo Game Store will see YoYo become a publisher on Sony's Playstation Portable (PSP) including games available on iPad, iPhone, Google Android mobile, PC and Mac.
Skydiver is available now from 20 th October 2010 on iPhone, iTouch&iPad (available soon on PC&Mac) through Apple App Store http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/skydiver-mach-ii/id397137722?mt=8 Skydiver is a fun, fast, frantic action game that will keep you coming back for more. You need to duck, dodge and dive your way past deadly birds, dangerous jet planes and devastating helicopters. The survival of Skydiver is down to you grabbing other skydiver limbs and pinching parachutes to save yourself from Terminal Velocity.
Sandy Duncan enthuses "YoYo are absolutely over the moon. It was a no-brainer really to turn Game Maker games into apps to reach a bigger audience. We have a strong technical team with deep industry knowledge and an incredible legacy (Lemmings, GTA) and we’re in a excellent position to take the next generation forward; the sky’s the limit!".
The YoYo Game Store will be open for submission to developers soon with good quality, social games via http://store.yoyogames.com with the release of these games anticipated in December 2010. For more information visit - www.yoyogames.com
YoYo Games Ltd is a UK Based Game Start up founded by Game industry veteran, Sandy Duncan and Professor Mark Overmars of the University of Utrecht. YoYo Games launched its beta site in May 2007 and has grown to be the world’s largest user generated game site with over 95,000 games.
Game Maker allows people without any prior programming experience to create real, working video games in the shortest possible time. The drag and drop user interface makes it easy for novices to quickly understand the anatomy of a real game and quickly create their own projects.
You can visit YYG at www.YoYoGames.com For further information please contact;
Kirsty Scott, Community Manager at YoYo Games Ltd:- firstname.lastname@example.org