Celebrity Indie Game Developer Eric Ruth Joins Fast Growing Pure Bang Games

Baltimore, Md. – Pure Bang Games , a leading developer of social games in the Mid-Atlantic region, announced today that celebrity indie game designer and developer, Eric Ruth, has joined the company.  The veteran video game developer will accelerate Pure Bang Games’ plans to publish original game titles across Facebook, web, mobile and other popular social. Pure Bang Games expects to publish Eric’s next big game in early 2012.   

Eric Ruth achieved celebrity status for single handedly creating the popular Pixel Force video game series, which have been downloaded by over one million people.  The Pixel Force series are categorized as “demakes,” or remakes of today’s popular games for older platforms like the Nintendo NES. Pixel Force: Left 4 Dead was named the second best “demake” of all time by GamePro, a popular monthly video game magazine.  His most recent title, Team Fortress Arcade was downloaded over 300,000 times in its first week of release. 

“I am absolutely thrilled to be working with such a talented group of guys,” said Eric Ruth.  “This epic opportunity to develop games with a team of like-minded gamers is something I've wanted for quite some time and I am looking forward to creating awesome games!”

Established in 2010, Pure Bang Games’ mission is to create real games that are real social.  The studio was founded by veteran video game producer, Ben Walsh, and delivers expert social game development for Facebook and mobile platforms.  The Alpha version of their first original Facebook game, My Pet Rock has been played by over 350,000 players.  The company also designed and developed James Bond: Carte Blanche Blackjack, a Facebook game, for Simon & Schuster. 

“We are very excited to have Eric join the team.  We want to become a global powerhouse in the social game market, and Eric is the type of visionary to help us get there,” said Ben Walsh, CEO and Founder of Pure Bang Games.  Ben continued, “He not only designs his own games, but does all the art, audio, and programming as well.  His creativity, passion, and experience will allow us to make the best games faster.”

Pure Bang Games is currently raising capital to grow their team of 12 developers to 18 within the next six months.  They have already raised half of their intended goal  and are looking for rock star programmers (PHP, MySQL, AS3), UI artists, and producers to join the team.  Based in Baltimore, Md., production will focus on creating real games that are real social on Facebook and mobile. 

About Pure Bang Games

Pure Bang Games creates and publishes world class social games for Facebook, web and mobile platforms.  The Alpha version of its first game, My Pet Rock, has been played by over 350,000 Facebook members.  Located in Baltimore, Maryland, the company is dedicated to producing engaging games for hardcore and casual audiences alike.    

Pure Bang Games , We Make Awesome!   Please visit our website at www.purebang.com

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