Redwood City, CA - September 21, 2011
RockYou® today launched its newest game for Facebook, Galactic Allies™. Developed by 3 Blokes™, a RockYou Studio, Galactic Allies is a game of space combat and discovery. In this story-driven game, players can explore the far reaches of the universe, collect and trade resources, build a fleet of ships and battle friends. The veteran team at Australia-based 3 Blokes brings a new depth of experience to social gaming with 3D rendered art and player-versus-player combat.
Galactic Allies offers episodic story content and introduces players on Facebook to a more casual version of the real-time strategy game (RTS). Alien planets provide a compelling setting for missions and asynchronous PvP combat gives players the flexibility to battle others without being online at the same time. Players can control individual units and maneuver their ships to create a unique combat experience. Ship and weapon upgrades can be earned amongst a variety of episodes and missions involving a varied cast of rich science-fiction characters.
" Galactic Allies alters expectations for what a Facebook game can be,” said George Fidler, VP and GM at 3 Blokes. “It's a deep and compelling strategy game, but with the accessibility of a browser game.”
“ Galactic Allies is the first game to be launched from our 3 Blokes studio since we acquired them in July,” said Jonathan Knight, SVP of Games at RockYou, “and it brings a new style and quality of play to the Facebook platform. We couldn’t be happier with the passion and creativity in the studio, and the result is something very special.”
To play Galactic Allies, visit http://apps.facebook.com/galacticallies/.
For more information on titles by 3 Blokes, visit http://www.facebook.com/3blokes.
For more information about RockYou, visit www.rockyou.com.
RockYou® is committed to defining the future of social gaming, creating products intended to serve players, advertisers, and developers alike. The company has dedicated itself to the development of high-quality games, including the award-nominated Gourmet Ranch™ and the celebrated Zoo World™ franchise. With advertising products that offer brands more meaningful interactions with players, RockYou creates an unmatched value-per-engagement for both brands and users. RockYou's partnerships with world-class talent are part of their steadfast commitment to working with the next generation of social game developers.
Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Redwood City, California, RockYou is funded by Sequoia Capital, Partech International, Lightspeed Venture Partners, DCM and Softbank. More information at www.rockyou.com.
About 3 Blokes, a RockYou Studio
3 Blokes, a RockYou Studio, is a social game development studio based in Brisbane, Australia. Founded in 2006, they have created top casual social games for Facebook, including Virtual Villagers, Hospital Town, Brainversity, and Magical Forest. Their most recent game, Galactic Trader, is a space trading and combat game for core gamers on the Facebook platform that peaked at 660,000 monthly active users. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/3blokes.
Eddiemae Jukes/Molly Gerth, TriplePoint