Heatwave Interactive Launches IgniteSM Game Development Services

Austin, TX, December 13, 2011—Global publisher and developer Heatwave Interactive announces the formation of a dedicated business unit to provide strategic consulting, technical services, and custom applications for online, social, and mobile platforms.  With a focus on high-impact, multiplayer experiences, Ignite provides a full range of flexible, scalable development solutions to companies and brands looking for visibility in the interactive space. 

“Heatwave’s expertise creating original multiplayer titles has already positioned us as leaders in online, social, and mobile game development among a diverse spectrum of brands and personalities,” said Anthony Castoro, Heatwave Founder and CEO.  “By creating Ignite , we are able to aggressively grow our 3 rd party capabilities to meet the high level of demand in these rapidly growing market segments.”

Since 2007, Heatwave has partnered with entertainment brands and high profile celebrities including HBO, CMT, Samuel L. Jackson, Viacom, Def Jam, Sony Music, and Universal Music Group to create a variety games and apps.  Heatwave’s new Ignite services offers clients the same extensive development expertise--from troubleshooting an existing project to developing entirely new apps from the ground up.

“Heatwave catapulted Samuel L. Jackson into the mobile space when they created and launched the iSamJackson app two years ago,” said Robi Reed, Award Winning Casting Agent and VP at BET/Viacom Networks. “Despite a tight budget and even tighter deadline, iSamJackson topped the iTunes chart for weeks and continues to sell well.”

Staffed by a team of award-winning industry veterans with extensive proficiency creating social games, massively multiplayer games, mobile apps, and virtual worlds, Ignite delivers high impact, cross-platform experiences at a solid value.  Ignite services include:

•       Creative

–    Game Flow & User Experience

–    Visual & Audio Design

–    Story & Character Creation

–    Marketing & Brand Management

•     Production

–    Complete Project Management

–    Client, Server & Tools Programming

–    Game Systems & Content Design

–    Animation, Modeling & Texturing

–    SFX & Music Production

•       Publishing & Operations

–    Build & Deploy All Platforms

–    Customer Support Services

–    IT infrastructure & security

–    QA Testing & Platform Verification

–    Advertising & Sponsorship

•   Expertise

–    MMO, RPG & Simulation games

–    Platforms: PC, Social, Smartphone, Tablet, Major Consoles

–    Engines: Unity, Unreal, Flash, Heatwave’s Proprietary MMO Engine

–   Languages: C/C++, C#, Java, Python, JavaScript, HTML, Objective-C, Action Script

For more information on Ignite, visit http://www.heatwave.com/ignite.php or call Mykel Mitchell, SVP Ignite, at 512.501.3606.  


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