HONG KONG– May 13, 2011: Outblaze and Animoca today announced the release of Pretty Pet Salon for Google’s Android platform. Pretty Pet Salon is the smash-hit game that quickly became a top-grossing global chart leader on Apple’s iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch), accumulating over 4 million downloads and spawning a number of successful sequels. Now, Android users too can experience the addictive blend of action and management of Pretty Pet Salon, available free of charge on Google’s Android Market at https://market.android.com/details?id=com.animoca.prettyPetSalon.
The games in the‘Pretty Pet’ series, including Pretty Pet Salon, Pretty Pet Salon Seasons, and Pretty Pet Tycoon, have been downloaded 7 million times and achieved Top 10 iTunes App Store rankings in dozens of markets since their introduction on January 26, 2011.
In Pretty Pet Salon, players take control of a charming piglet named Piglina to help her operate a pet grooming salon frequented by some very demanding customers . Players must use quick reflexes, quicker thinking, and clever time management skills in order to ensure that pets are groomed correctly, customers are satisfied, and the salon makes a healthy profit. Players must also budget their resources to upgrade the salon’s grooming equipment and hire assistants to cope with additional customers as the salon’s reputation (hopefully) increases.
Pretty Pet Salon is the first game in the‘Pretty Pet’ series to be released for Android (version 2.2 or better required). Like the iOS version, the game is free to download and play. Optional in-game upgrades can be bought with Pet Points, which are purchased with real money or earned via the built-in advertising referral system.
Pretty Pet Salon was developed by Outblaze and Dream Cortex and is published by Animoca. Download Pretty Pet Salon now free of charge for your Android device at https://market.android.com/details?id=com.animoca.prettyPetSalon.
Outblaze is a private company established in 1998 in Hong Kong, with offices in the USA, Hong Kong, China, South Korea and the Philippines. Originally a pioneer of multilingual communication services for online communities, Outblaze and its partners today develop and offer a broad variety of products and services in digital media and entertainment, including massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs), games and game engines for various platforms and formats, virtual community services, online transaction systems, social network gaming, smartphone apps, and web communication services. For more information please visit www.outblaze.com.
Animoca is a cross-platform app publisher of entertainment products for smartphones and social media networks. Thanks to its ability to publish and promote products in multiple languages, Animoca is expanding operations and market share around the world. The company has published several popular titles for iOS, including the smash hit Pretty Pet Salon and the Baby Cortex line of award-winning edutainment products. On Facebook, Animoca products have accrued several million monthly active users across popular titles like Who Loves You More, Daily Luck Meter, My Friend Map, and Speed Club. Animoca continues to expand its product pipeline as it pursues its mission to publish compelling and groundbreaking social network games and software. Animoca is a wholly owned subsidiary of Outblaze Ventures. For more information please visit www.animoca.com.
About Dream Cortex
Dream Cortex is the graphic design and app development studio of the Outblaze Group and one of Hong Kong’s premier digital content creation companies. As a pillar of the renowned Cyberport complex, Dream Cortex offers a state-of-the-art 3D animation and production environment coupled with industry leading digital media post-production and distribution infrastructure. Creative services offered by Dream Cortex include PC and next-generation console game art design, web design, web application development, and smart phone app development. For more information please visit www.dreamcortex.com.
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