Oxford, 12th January 2010 - X2 Games, the wholly owned publishing subsidiary of award-winning UK developer Exient Ltd, has today announced details of its strategic marketing partnership with Papa John’s Pizza.
The partnership will see the UK’s Pizza Delivery Chain of the Year promote X2 Games’ latest iPhone title,‘Papa’s Pizzeria’ through a wide variety of activities including on-menu branding, direct mail sponsorship and giving the title prominence within the Papa John’s Pizza UK new web portal‘Papa’s Lounge’. X2 Games will be promoting the Papa John’s brand in-game, through the use of the Papa John’s logo, pizza boxes, menus, pizza titles and ingredients that exactly match the Papa John’s experience. Gamers will be able to order pizza’s directly via an in-game link to Papa John’s iPhone centric ordering system.
“This is a perfect partnership that allows us to take the X2 brand, and the Papa’s Pizzeria iPhone title, out to a huge discerning audience” commented David Hawkins, Exient Managing Director,“Papa John’s Pizza is one of the most highly rated pizza franchises in the world with regards to quality of product, and we associate ourselves with that because X2 Games operates under the very same set of values– high quality games that players can appreciate and love. To be able to work with a company that appreciates quality and understand their market totally is refreshing and exciting.”
Andrew Gallagher, Papa John’s National Marketing Manager, said:“Papa John’s is established at the forefront of the pizza industry in terms of innovation, technological advancement, and using the web as a communication channel to reach customers. This strategic tie-in with X2 Games shows our commitment to technology and follows our recent launch of mobile web ordering and development of the www.papajohns.co.uk website.”
He continued“This partnership means we can take our core messages, such as 100% fresh dough and‘Better Ingredients. Better Pizza’ out to a tech-savvy audience via very specific in-game branding. The iPhone platform is established, and is growing, so we feel that being able to work with X2 Games, a proven expert in this field, will benefit our business”
Having already notched up over 1.6 million downloads of their groundbreaking football title, X2 Football 2009, X2 Games next release, Papa’s Pizzeria, will be competitively priced at£0.59p and will be available for download from the iTunes App Store from later January 2010.
For more information, press shots, and to request interviews with X2 Games senior management, please contact:
Keef Sloan (MCIPR)
T: +44 (0) 207 240 2645
M: +44 (0)1865 722 655
For Papa John’s Pizza Contact:
T: +44 (0)121 355 3446
About X2 Games
X2 Games is the wholly owned publishing subsidiary of award-winning UK developer Exient Ltd., operating under a remit to produce iPhone and iPod Touch games that adhere to the company’s main tenets of quality, innovation and playability. The company’s worldwide iPhone debut is the critically acclaimed X2 Football 2009.
Exient Ltd is an award-winning UK development studio and is one of Europe’s leading developers of interactive entertainment software for the hand-held market. Based in the university city of Oxford, UK, Exient Ltd has experienced steady growth since it was established in January 2001.
This mix of seasoned professionals, young talent and the use of intelligent technological resources, has proven to be the winning formula in producing over 40 quality titles for every major hand-held platform to date.
About Papa John’s Pizza
Papa John’s was founded in the USA in 1984 and is the world’s third-largest Pizza chain. In the UK the company has named as Pizza Delivery Chain of the Year for the last two years (2008&2009) by the Pizza, Pasta and Italian Food Association. For more information about the company or to order pizza online, visit Papa John's at www.papajohns.co.uk.