San Francisco– Nov. 4, 2009– ngmoco, leading developer and publisher of games for iPhone and iPod touch, is celebrating Apps powered by its Plus+ social play network reaching the top of the paid and free charts in the U.S.
“The Plus+ experience is now rolling out in more games, attaining critical mass and a critical following,” commented Simon Jeffery, Chief Publishing Officer, ngmoco.“But it’s not about quantity, it’s about quality, and the success and customer enjoyment of both Eliminate Pro and Freeverse’s Skee Ball is strengthened by the social and competitive features that Plus+ brings to those experiences. We are also thrilled to announce today, partnerships with two of the biggest names in iPhone gaming.”
Building on the unprecedented chart achievement, Plus+ is announcing new partnerships with renowned iPhone publishers Flipside5 and Backflip Studios.
FlipSide5 will build Plus+ features into a new and yet-unannounced release in the coming weeks followed by Plus+ integration into their other smash hits which have totaled more than 20 million unique downloads in the App Store.
“We chose Plus+ on the merits of what it provides to gamers now and the plans that Plus+ has for the future”, said Michael Sanford, President of FlipSide5.“We know all about chart success so it is great to know we are in good company."
Backflip Studios, renowned for hit products Paper Toss and Ragdoll Blaster, will bring Plus+ functionality to its latest game, Harbor Havoc 3D, available soon in the App Store.
“In Harbor Havoc 3D, Plus+ puts social competition, push challenges, friending, and App discovery benefits into the hands of our customers,” said Julian Farrior, CEO of Backflip Studios.“We feel confident that Harbor Havoc 3D will add substantially to the near 13 million downloads that our games have already seen."
Headquartered in San Francisco, ngmoco was founded in 2008 by games industry veterans committed to the new mobile landscape opened up by Apple’s iPhone. ngmoco creates and publishes games for the iPhone and beyond in collaboration with the best and brightest game makers in the world. Founded by Neil Young, Bob Stevenson, Alan Yu and Joe Keene, the company’s investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield&Byers, Maples Investments and Norwest Venture Partners. To witness the lives and minds of the ngmoco team at work on the future of iPhone and iPod touch games, visit http://www.ngmoco.com
The Plus+ Network is a social play service free to players that harnesses the iPhone OS 3.0 technology and enables players to create a persistent profile, challenge friends via social channels, compete for leaderboard glory, participate in game events and discover new games. http://www.plusplus.com
Freeverse strives to develop and publish seamless software, with a particular concentration on the Mac and iPhone platforms. Our developed and published titles have been honored with more Apple Design Awards than any other company. With 2 of the Top 10 paid iPhone Apps of All-Time, Freeverse is at the forefront of creating compelling, cutting edge games. Headquartered in New York City, Freeverse draws upon the talents of artists, programmers and sound designers from around the globe.
Located in Reston, Virginia, FlipSide5, Inc. is a world-leader in iPhone social-networked gaming. FlipSide5 offers Mancala: FS5, Touch Hockey, Asteroids-Z, Touch4, Tic-Tac-Touch and Checkers FS5. FlipSide5, was founded in late 2007 to deliver the world's best software for the world's best mobile platform, the iPhone. At FlipSide5, our promise is easy: "Simple. Fun. Wow.” http://flipside5.com
About Backflip Studios
Backflip Studios is a mobile game development company focused on bringing innovative and thoughtful titles to an expanding group of casual gamers. The company’s initial four iPhone releases have all been ranked top 5 in Apple’s overall paid or free app store lists. Popular titles include Paper Toss and Ragdoll Blaster. Backflip Studios is a privately held company based in Boulder, CO. http://www.backflipstudios.com
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