FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Seattle, WA and Burlingame, CA- July 28, 2010 - Makeshift Games and Aurora Feint, Inc. today announced that Depict 1.6, a universal app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch, has been selected as the latest OpenFeint Gold game. OpenFeint Gold titles are selected for their high quality and exceptional use of OpenFeint’s social gaming features.
First released in December 2009, Depict is a Pictionary-like drawing game that lets players compete with friends and strangers around the world. Depict is the ultimate multiplayer drawing and guessing game, featuring multiple choice answers for fast-paced, addicting game play. And with only 5 rounds per game, it's easy to jump in and play at any time. Depict 1.6 has been updated with enhanced OpenFeint community features that make it easier for players to share the game with their friends.
"We know that players love Depict and wanted to make sure our players were properly equipped to spread the joy,” said James Jacoby, manager of Makeshift Games.“We've worked with Aurora Feint to greatly expand our OpenFeint integration to make the social features of the game even more accessible," said James Jacoby, manager of Makeshift Games.
Depict features the playing modes, classic, lighting round, and solo. In classic mode, five players take turns drawing and guessing from pre-selected options. The game also features two guessing-only modes: lightning round, which is played against other people; and solo mode, an option used to pass time while waiting for friends to join a room.
"Depict is a ridiculously fun game that really captures the attention of our players,” said Eros Resmini, VP of Marketing and Developer Relations at Aurora Feint, Inc.“With it’s innovative OpenFeint integration and addictive game play, Depict is the perfect OpenFeint Gold game and a title that we think our 30 million players are going to embrace.”
Depict 1.6 is the fourth game selected by Aurora Feint for OpenFeint Gold status and follows player favorites Fieldrunners, Jet Car Stunts and Bird Strike: Gold Edition. The game will be featured in a series of promotions and contests to the OpenFeint community.
In addition to the new features, the 1.6 release is a universal app with all of the previous in-app purchases unlocked. Depict 1.6 is currently available in the iTunes App Store for $0.99. For more information, please visit: www.openfeint.com/games/gold.
- <*>Online multiplayer over WiFi, 3G, and EDGE*> <*>Invite your OpenFeint friends to private matches or play against people around the world in matchmaking games*> <*>Change your avatar to make faces at other players - smile, frown, laugh, and shoot cheaters the stink eye*> <*>Send canned chat messages to further express your self*> <*>Reward players with stars for good drawings and punish cheaters by blowing the whistle on them*> <*>Over 30 achievements to show off your drawing and guessing prowess*> <*>Four highly competitive leader boards*> <*>Easily add new friends while playing*>
About Makeshift Games:
Makeshift Games is a coalition of industry professionals who enjoy making games for fun and profit. Founded in 2005 to provide 3rd party development services, Makeshift Games expanded into original titles and iPhone development in 2008 with Chuck the Ball. Since then, both Chuck the Ball and Depict have been featured by Apple and have received critical acclaim from both users and the press.
About Aurora Feint, Inc:
Aurora Feint Inc's software development kit, OpenFeint, allows game publishers to implement services which enable mobile social gaming. With over 30 million registered users and a presence on over 2,500 games, OpenFeint is the largest mobile social gaming ecosystem for iOS devices and is expanding to Android in late 2010. Aurora Feint is backed by DeNA Inc and The9.