Shanghai, September 14, 2012 -- Spicy Horse Games, the Shanghai-based developer of top-quality games for mobile, online, console and PC platforms, announced today it was selected as one of the winners of the prestigious Red Herring Asia 100 award. The win was fuelled by the company’s innovate cross-platform technology, which allows gamers on nearly any device or platform to play together.
“Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across Asia to the Top 100 Winners. We believe Spicy Horse Games embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Spicy Horse should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was the strongest it has ever been.”
The Red Herring Asia 100 Award marks Spicy Horse as one of the most innovative and promising companies from across Asia. Finalists are evaluated on factors like financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, IP creation, and disruption in their respective industries. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube, and eBay would change the way we live and work.
Spicy Horse currently has three games undergoing active development.
Crazy Fairies is the first real 3D cross-platform online game, a brilliantly comic turn-based strategy game that runs on all mobile and desktop systems and features an eclectic cast of fairy tale heroes and villains battling across beautifully designed maps. Play it at http://crazyfairies.com .
Big Head Bash, currently in Open Beta, is a pioneering combination of game and virtual toy store. Players collect, upgrade, and fight a collection of virtual toys based on original concepts and licensed IPs in a cross-platform game that runs on all mobile and desktop platforms. Check it out at http://bigheadbash.com
Akaneiro: Demon Hunters, currently in Closed Beta, is an Action-RPG adventure presented within a vivid and expressive hand-painted world. Players discover fantastic locales, meet bizarre characters, and hunt ancient demons, all against the backdrop of late Edo-period Japan. For more information and to sign up for beta, visit http://www.angry-red.com/
Spicy Horse is using its in-house platform SpicyWorld ( http://spicyworld.spicyhorse.com ) to publish its games, as well as upcoming games from third-party developers.
Past projects include American McGee’s Grimm for online gaming portal Gametap and Alice: Madness Returns published through Electronic Arts for PC, PS3 and 360. Internal subsidiary Spicy Pony has produced a range of casual games for iOS devices including DexIQ, Akaneiro and Crooked House.
For more information on Spicy Horse, visit http://www.spicyhorse.com