KARLSRUHE – August 1,2013 – flaregames GmbH, a leading developer and publisher of mobile games, today announced that game downloads of Royal Revolt!, first published in early June for Windows platforms, have now significantly exceeded the one million mark. The Windows 8 version for desktops and Surface tablets currently stands at just over 500,000, and the Windows Phone version has seen 750,000 installations. Royal Revolt! was developed by Keen flare GmbH in Frankfurt, a joint venture of flaregames and Frankfurt-based studio, keen games. The title is optimized for Windows 8 PCs, Surface tablets and Windows phones and can be downloaded free of charge through the Windows Store.
Players responded enthusiastically to the release of Royal Revolt! on both Windows 8 and Windows Phone. The game has user review scores of 4.5 to 5 stars out of 5 in every country where it has been released.
The colorful and humorous Royal Revolt! is about a young prince, who after the death of his father, the king, has his kingdom stolen by his evil relatives. With simple and intuitive (touch) controls, players direct the Prince through the lovingly designed levels and helps him conquer castles on his way to regaining the country.
"The release of Windows 8 and Windows Phone has been a tremendous success, and the numbers speak for themselves. We are particularly pleased with the enthusiastic response of many players," said Pete Valentin, Managing Director of Keen flare GmbH "We also want to say thank you to Microsoft, who have exemplary support and have always believed in our game. "
Stephan Harms, Gaming Evangelist at Microsoft Germany added, “The Windows platforms has been a key element of flaregames growth strategy and it has definitely paid off. This shows the importance of windows in the games sector and I am especially pleased because I am one of the million plus enthusiastic Royal Revolt! players."
Based in Karlsruhe, flaregames has a highly motivated team of veterans and new talent to create and deploy a new generation of mobile games. The company, founded in 2011, creates games for smartphones and tablets. The pipeline currently has a number of titles for mainstream and mid-core gamers. The games are extensive, deep experiences, that offer long-lasting fun and best of all are free ("free to play").
The founder of the company, Klaas Kersting, previously of Gameforge has a proven track record of success, growing his last company into a global player with 500 employees and over €100 million in annual revenue.
Investors in the startup include renowned international venture capital firms Accel Partners and T-Venture.
More information: www.flaregames.com
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International Digital Entertainment Agency (IDEA)