Award winning broadcasters “take a bow” and celebrate their first hit app

LONDON, UK – December 10, 2012 – Gray Cooper Media, the company created by Andy Gray and Richard Keys to publish sports games, are pleased to announce that Fluid Football, the smash hit tactical football game for mobile devices, has exceeded 1 million downloads.

Developed in partnership with Chromativity and co-published by AppyNation, Fluid Football is available on iTunes for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, and on Google Play for Android devices. Fluid Football is also available on three new platforms: Amazon's Kindle Fire/HD, Barnes & Noble's NOOK, and BlackBerry PlayBook and forthcoming BlackBerry 10 devices.

Award winning broadcaster and ex-footballer Andy Gray said, “Keysie and I have wanted to put our name to a tactical football game for ages. To know that over one million people around the world have played our game has blown us away. We are incredibly grateful for the support we have received for this. Like everything, to deliver great results, you need a great team. I cannot thank the teams at Chromativity and AppyNation enough for helping us to deliver our vision. They are a great and able set of lads and we are looking forward to continuing our journey with them.”

Richard Keys, fellow award winning broadcaster and partner of Andy Gray at Gray Cooper Media added, “We are chuffed to have a hit app. The exciting world of mobile just continues to amaze and intrigue us. We have been knocked out to see the positive feedback from players from Rio de Janiero, through to Istanbul, Munich, Paris, New York and back here to London. We have always wanted to reach out to football fans from all over the world. Fluid Football is a dream come true.”

Fluid Football has met with incredible success in a short period of time. While the technical excellence is down to a very talented development team, the original vision for the Fluid Football franchise stemmed from a chance meeting between Andy Gray and one of his closest friends.

“My great friend Carl Brewins said I must meet with Jason Cooper who was in the process of developing and publishing a football game with Chromativity. When I met with Jason and Chromativity, led by Simon Prytherch, I realised they would be the ideal guys to work with, as they were creating something new for the football genre.

“Of course my work on television, analysing football tactics, added considerable insight to the game that Jason and Chromativity had in mind. We agreed that we would only get involved if we could push the boundaries in every respect. We quickly realised that nobody else had taken this approach for a football game. The combination of drag-and-draw tactical gameplay and levels based around set pieces made this absolutely unique.

“So I got Keysie involved and we created Gray Cooper Media Ltd, and Chromativity are our partners in every respect. We then got AppyNation on board, headed by Andy Payne. He and his team marketed the game in an amazing way and in the first three days of launch, Fluid Football became the number one sports game on iTunes in over twenty countries, a great testament to the team.

“We then knew we had a tiger by the tail and we have since continually re-invested in the game to ensure that it can be played on as many different platforms and as many different devices as possible. I have played the game thousands of times and I admit I still smile to myself when I complete a complex move, hit the back of the net and hear a familiar voice say “Take a bow son, take a bow.””

New versions of the game are planned soon, with some further surprises in store.  Gray Cooper Media, Chromativity and AppyNation are investing more of their time and effort into the brand and hope to bring Fluid Football to millions more football fans all over the world, while adding more features and benefits to the users that have helped to make it such an amazing success so far.

“We are pushing the technical boundaries further. Chromativity are in the final testing of certain server-based technologies that will change the way that sports games are played. These are very exciting times for us,” added Gray.

Fluid Football is available as a free download on the iTunes App Store and Google Play.

Fluid Football Pro is available now from the Amazon Appstore, NOOK Digital Shop and the BlackBerry App World, RRP between £1.99 - £2.99 GBP.

Follow all the latest Fluid Football news on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FluidFootball and Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/FluidFootball

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  • The free version of Fluid Football (iOS/Android) contains the first 24 levels of the English Cup.

Fluid Football

Contains 24 levels with further levels available in the in-game store.

Available FREE on iOS and Android

iTunes App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/fluid-football/id524972269

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.chromativity.fluidfootball

Fluid Football Pro (Kindle Edition)

Contains 144 levels with further levels available in the in-game store.

Supported devices: Amazon Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD

Price: £1.99 GBP / $2.99 USD / € 2.69 EUR

http://amzn.com/B009S7I4LS

Fluid Football Pro (NOOK Edition)

Contains 240 levels with further levels available in the in-game store.

Supported devices: NOOK Color, NOOK Tablet, NOOK HD and NOOK HD+

Price: £3.44 GBP / $3.99 USD

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fluid-football-pro-chromativity/1113833266

Fluid Football Pro (Blackberry Edition)

Contains 144 levels with further levels available in the in-game store.

Supported devices: BlackBerry Playbook, All Touch and BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha

Price: £3.00 GBP / $2.99 USD (Price may vary by territory and service provider.)

http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/18919930/

Note to editors:

IMPORTANT: Fluid Football is listed as Fluid Soccer on some stores in the United States and Canada.

The press kit can be downloaded from here: http://appynation.com/media/FluidFootballPro_DPK.zip

Watch the trailer online: http://youtu.be/ku57eN3xM_c

For press enquiries please contact:

Andrew J Smith

Communications Manager

AppyNation

andrew.smith@appynation.com

About Fluid Football

Developed by Chromativity in close collaboration with professional football commentators Andy Gray and Richard Keys, Fluid Football’s arrival ushers in a new type of football game that gives players unparalleled freedom to work their way through a series of challenging set piece scenarios using whatever combination of real world tactics they deem suitable in order to score and win. Designed to appeal to every football fan’s inner strategist, Fluid Football puts real-time tactical decision making right at the player’s fingertips. If you can do it on the pitch, you can do it in Fluid Football.

Twitter: @FluidFootball

About Gray Cooper Media

Formed by Andy Gray and Richard Keys to use their wealth of experience to partner with leading game developers and publishers, creating a new kind of football gaming experience on mobile devices.

Twitter: @TSKeysandGray

About AppyNation

AppyNation is a revolution in games publishing that favours independence and collaboration between developers and publisher, focused on but not limited to delivering engaging, social experiences on Apple's iOS , Google's Android and Amazon's Kindle Fire mobile platforms.

Born out of an idea shared by developers Finblade, Proper Games, Niffler, Onteca, Supersonic and Chromativity, the collaboration between publisher and digital, social and independent UK developers AppyNation represents has been very positively received by the games and interactive entertainment industry and has the support of NESTA, industry associations TIGA and UKIE and the UK Government.

Twitter: @AppyNation

About Chromativity

Chromativity are developers of mobile, console and PC games. They are the developers of Fluid Football, which is their first tablet and smartphone game to be released.

Chromativity are also one of the world's leading motion videogame developers on Microsoft Kinect, PlayStation Move and Nintendo Wii. They launched Adidas miCoach for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in summer 2012, their fifth full-price console product.

Twitter: @Chromativity

Fluid Football and Fluid Football Pro are Copyright © 2012 Chromativity and Gray Cooper Media Ltd. Developed by Chromativity Ltd. Published by AppyNation Ltd. and Gray Cooper Media Ltd.

 


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