Happy Birthday, Niko! Creators of Habbo Hotel Launch New iOS Gaming App

Helsinki, Finland – January 19, 2012 - Sulake, the parent company of Habbo Hotel, the world's largest social game and online community for teenagers with 10 million monthly unique users, today launched the gaming app Niko for iOS devices. Available for Apple ® iPhone ® (3GS, 4 and 4S), iPad ®, iPad ® 2 and on iPod touch ®Niko is a freemium game that is free to download and play for the first six levels. The full game, with three versatile worlds and more than 30 total levels can be unlocked for £1.49.

Niko has been developed by Sulake and Fabrication Games, an award-winning game developer team which has created successful mobile games for the past decade with numerous international awards and nominations. The Swedish developer is best known for their work on the very successful gaming app Sprinkle.

Niko is an exciting adventure that combines genius sling shot action and amazing platform level designs. A rare and inspiring creature, Niko needs help to rescue his friends who have been captured in a mysterious Otherworld. As Niko races through challenging game levels, he dodges traps, flips over monsters, and collects achievements on his way to saving all his friends.

While designed to appeal to a broad iOS customer base, Niko also includes direct tie-ins to Habbo Hotel, giving Habbo members extra benefits and value while bringing them back to the online community to share their experiences. There are exciting virtual items in Niko a player can bring back to Habbo, including special Niko Badges and a Niko Trophy. A player can redeem also a Surprise Item if the player is able to complete the total levels and rescue all of Niko's friends.

For more information please visit: 

http://www.facebook.com/NikoTheGame

http://twitter.com/nikothegame

http://www.sulake.com/niko

Link to official Trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm82NlKXNtQ

Contact information:

Nick Morey

Indigo Pearl

nick@indigopearl.com

0208 964 45 45

About Habbo Hotel and Sulake

Habbo Hotel is the world’s largest social game and community for teens. Users join by creating a fully customized online character called a Habbo. From there, they can explore wide variety of spaces and millions of rooms created by other users in the community, play a variety of games, connect with friends, decorate their own rooms, and have fun through creativity and self expression. Currently Habbo Hotel has customers in over 150 countries and the service is available in 11 language versions. To date, over 243 million characters have been created and 10 million unique users worldwide visit Habbo Hotel each month, spending a total of 45 million hours in the service.

Helsinki, Finland, the company currently employs some 230 employees worldwide.

www.habbo.com

www.sulake.com

About Fabrication Games

Fabrication Games award-winning team has been a leading developer of Mobile Games for the past decade with nine international awards and numerous nominations.

http://www.fabricationgames.com  


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