FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CHAPEL HILL, NC– December 17, 2009– Merscom announced today that their social drinking game, Drinking Buddies, is set for release this week. Drinking Buddies, developed by ChaYoWo Games, will be published on Facebook and will encourage players to socialize with friends by sharing customizable drinks.
Drinking Buddies allows players to increase their popularity among friends by sending them custom made drinks and personalized messages. Players will be challenged to stay in a state of equilibrium by consuming both alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks. It will also feature: VIP drinks, holiday drinks, ways to meet new friends, and premium currency for enhanced game play.
Producer Dimitri Kirin explains that Drinking Buddies will give players a chance to unwind and have a good time with friends,“The experience I’m trying to portray with in-game artwork is that moment of both relaxation and excitement– the moment of that first, delicious drink that will lead to a relaxed conversation, a good joke, some juicy gossip, and time spent together that will help these drinking buddies get through the rest of their week.”
Merscom is leveraging Drinking Buddies as a key part of its social gaming strategy.“Based on how comparable games have performed on other social media networks, I am confident Drinking Buddies will generate very strong MAU,” said Lloyd Melnick, Chief Customer Officer for Merscom,“ and that will provide a great springboard for some of our upcoming games.”
Facebook users can find the game at: http://apps.facebook.com/drinking-buddies
Merscom is a global publisher of mass market social media, computer and video games that distributes games through multiple channels, multiple platforms and multiple revenue models. Merscom's channels include social media networks such as Facebook, MySpace, vKontakte, and Bebo, online sale through major portals worldwide, retail distribution in the US and Europe, and games on Microsoft® Xbox Live® Arcade. Merscom produces entertaining products for gamers of all ages and guarantees all customers a great experience. For more information, visit www.merscom.com.
ChaYoWo Games is a fast growing game development studio with its state-of-the-art development studio in India and offices in UK and USA. ChaYoWo Games currently produces Casual Games for Web, PC Download, Mac, iPhone, Android, PSP and XBLA. In addition, the Company has developed games for Facebook and other social platforms. Apart from developing original titles in these platforms, ChaYoWo also offers game development outsourcing solutions to clients around the world. ChaYoWo has an extensive network of distribution partners, experienced in-house development team and a number of external studio partners. ChaYoWo has to its credit hits games like The Parking Lot, runner-up in Nickelodeon– AddictingGames Awards. ChaYoWo Games also has 4 new PC Downloads slated for launch soon. ChaYoWo Games will soon be releasing 6 iPhone games to follow the success of its existing titles. ChaYoWo recently added an additional 20 resources to its already growing headcount for the expansion of its IP business and Casual Games outsourcing demand from clients.
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