Ministry of Defense accidentally tweets Banana Kong game score!

March 5, 2013: FDG Entertainment’s latest iOS game ‘Banana Kong’ gains incredible fame in Brazil, after government accidentally tweets a highscore on its official Twitter Channel. It happened on Sunday, March 3 when a Tweet appeared on the official Twitter channel of Brazil’s Ministry of Defense. The post says ‘I’ve reached 370 meters in Banana Kong. Download the game from the App Store and try to beat me’. The tweet was removed 6 hours later but it was already retweeted over 3000 times and the story caught fire when press started to publish the news. It is now a huge story with coverage in big newspapers and on TV.

FDG gets contacted by numerous press representatives of Brazil who want to find out if this episode changed the download numbers of the game in any way. It did! 500% uptake of downloads within 24 hours and by the time of writing it is now #5 Top Paid App on the Brazil App Store.

About Banana Kong:

Run, jump, bounce and swing on vines as you help Banana Kong to outrun a huge banana avalanche! Keep full control with highly responsive single-finger tap and swipe controls.

SOURCE / PRESS LINKS:

GIZMODO BRAZIL:

http://www.gizmodo.com.br/ministerio-defesa-banana-kong/

TV (starting at minute 2:30)

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

OTHER:

http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/tec/1240377-vendas-de-banana-kong-crescem-500-no-brasil-apos-tuite-do-ministerio-da-defesa.shtml

http://canaltech.com.br/noticia/apps-ios/Sem-querer-Ministerio-da-Defesa-da-um-boom-nas-vendas-do-app-Banana-Kong/

http://epocanegocios.globo.com/Informacao/Acao/noticia/2013/03/twitter-do-ministerio-da-defesa-posta-mensagem-de-recorde-em-game-do-iphone.html

Banana Kong Gameplay #2  [YOUTUBE]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uI8EKqTc3w8

PRESSKIT / SCREENSHOTS DOWNLOAD:

http://82.198.78.34/link.php?id=fdg50a2470f6f3f8

About FDG Entertainment:

FDG Entertainment is a leading developer and publisher of highly creative download games for major platforms including the iPhone and casual game consoles and rated as #34 TOP Developer / Publisher for iPhone at Pocketgamer.biz. The company has been founded back in 2001 and is located in Munich, Germany. FDG Entertainment produced more than 40 critically acclaimed games. Most popular games from FDG are Cover Orange with over 8 million downloads and Parachute Panic with over 5 million downloads. FDG also won the International Mobile Games Award ( IMGA 2010) in Barcelona for the Best Mobile Game 2010 with Beyond Ynth. Latest success is Clear Vision, a sniper shooting game in top paid positions worldwide including USA. Clear Vision sold over 1 Million units within 2 months.

About Gamaga:

GAMAGA Ltda. is an International game development studio creating interactive content for  iOS, Mobile and online platforms. Gamaga is best known for their game franchise ‘Bunny Flags’ and the ‘Battle Stance’ series. The company recently entered the iOS market with its critically acclaimed 5-star iOS game ‘Follow the Rabbit’. For more information about GAMAGA Ltda., visit www.gamaga.com

 


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