SAN JOSE, CA - October 5, 2011 – PlayPhone®, Inc., a global leader in mobile social gaming, today announced a multi-title publishing agreement with Big Blue Bubble, the award-winning casual and mobile game developer, to bring a selection of its Android games portfolio to the PlayPhone cross-platform mobile social gaming network. The first game to be released through this partnership is the sequel to Big Blue Bubble’s hit game Burn the Rope, a top-10 debut on iTunes with more than six million downloads to date, and a number of other games to follow by the end of the year and into 2012.
Canadian-based game developer Big Blue Bubble is well-established in the mobile and casual gaming space as one of the preeminent creators of original content. Recognizing the potential of mobile gaming early on, Big Blue Bubble seized the opportunity to raise the standards for cross-platform mobile gaming. Big Blue Bubble and many of its game franchises have won awards, accolades and fans all over the world. This newly announced commitment to the PlayPhone social gaming network ensures that an even wider audience is able to enjoy its inspired game offerings.
The PlayPhone social gaming network allows gamers to import their social graphs to connect and game with friends. Other distinguishing features include cross-platform support, synchronous multiplayer gaming, single sign-on with Facebook, network-wide unified currency, turnkey billing options, and advanced social integration. PlayPhone is securing support from the best game developers with more than 1,300 developers signed up to access its SDKs. In addition to Big Blue Bubble, PlayPhone has recently signed up China Wireless Arts, Magic Universe, Tandem Games, Cozy Games, and many more renowned developers.
“Big Blue Bubble is one of the best, most creative shops in the games business, and we are thrilled to have them on board with PlayPhone,” said Anders Evju, senior vice president and general manager, PlayPhone Social. “We want to offer the very best in mobile gaming with our social gaming network, and these great new titles from Big Blue Bubble are a nice addition to our rapidly growing games portfolio.”
“PlayPhone is the perfect partner for us to add a social gaming layer to our franchises,” said Damir Slogar, CEO, Big Blue Bubble. “We have been working with the PlayPhone Social SDK and it’s been a seamless integration experience so far. PlayPhone is building a robust social gaming network that developers can immediately tap into.”
Big Blue Bubble has committed to bringing the following four Android games to the PlayPhone social gaming network by the end of 2011.
Burn the Rope: Worlds :
A follow up to hit game Burn the Rope, the sequel Burn the Rope: Worlds brings totally new and unique gameplay mechanics combined with the well-known gameplay and visual style of the original. Burn the Rope: Worlds is a challenging game where players try to burn as much rope as possible in each level, but there’s a catch! The fire only burns upwards, leaving the player to tilt and turn the phone to keep the flame alive.
Fling a Thing :
Fling a Thing has a simple premise – shoot your Thing in the air and collect all the bubbles. The player advances onto the next level when all the bubbles are collected. The arsenal includes a limited number of shots and when players run out, the round ends. The gameplay has universal appeal and includes cute characters, beautiful backgrounds and simple play mechanics, making it fun for all.
Dark Incursion :
A side-scrolling, hack-and-slash game, Dark Incursion gives the player a full stereoscopic 3D experience. The game takes place in an alternative reality in the late 1800’s amidst an industrial revolution and world war. Players take control of Anya, who is one of the few who know about a secret military laboratory developing biological weaponry that could devastate the entire planet if it got out of control.
Hamster Cannon :
Hamster Cannon is a physics-based puzzle game in which players combine and launch hamsters out of cannons to collect Golden Noms. The player can select three different hamsters out of a possible eight – each with their own special skills. Players will use angles and bouncing to navigate the levels with a myriad of different surfaces that can react differently depending on which hamster is being used.
PlayPhone® is the global leader in delivering mobile social gaming via smartphones and tablets through its cross-platform mobile social gaming network. With a presence in more than 25 countries throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America, PlayPhone’s mobile gaming platform provides developers with the ability to launch and monetize social games around the globe. The PlayPhone Social developers program includes support for all leading formats, such as iOS, Android, and Mobile-Browser (HTML5). Based in San Jose, Calif., PlayPhone is funded by top venture firms Menlo Ventures, Cardinal Venture Capital, Coral Group, and Scale Venture Partners.
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