26th of April 2012 – Freshùu and Gimmie announce a multi-game partnership through which Freshùu will be able to offer real-life rewards, such as free physical goods and gift coupons, for achievements earned in all games it publishes, by relying on the recently unveiled Gimmie network. The first app to propose the service to gamers is none other than critically acclaimed ZiGGURAT. Gimmie has been switched on in ZiGGURAT through a free update available in the AppStore as of last night. ZiGGURAT players receive push notifications whenever they earn Gimmie points. They can then head to the Gimmie Store to redeem them and collect gifts, from either the settings page or the game over scream screen.
From now on, it pays to be The Last Human on Earth. Those bravely surviving the End of the Universe for slightly longer than everybody else will earn themselves socks and underwear from ManPacks, luxury headphones by Fanny Wang, mens luxury bags and backpacks by KillSpencer, set-up boxes by PopCornHour and oh so much more.
"There are two things editors and critics agree upon when it comes to ZiGGURAT: one, it is excellent; and two, it is tough as nails. I couldn't think of a better fit to introduce the Gimmie service to the gaming community. You really have to break a sweat to unlock these achievements – Which means you'll actually deserve the rewards you'll earn", stated Pascal Clarysse, chief creative at Freshùu.
"ZiGGURAT is definitely a gamer's game, so we're looking forward to hear what the hardcorest of the hardcore community have to say about our Gimmie platform", added Gimmie CEO, David Ng.
ZiGGURAT is a novel survival shooter with unique gameplay mechanics. It places you, The Last Human On Earth, atop the tallest ziggurat on the planet, resisting the endless onslaught of alien freaks who killed everybody else, and who will, eventually, kill you too.
ZiGGURAT has been developed in Emeryville, CA, by Action Button Button Entertainment. It was created, directed and designed by Tim Rogers, programmed by Michael Kerwin, with art direction by Brent Porter and soundtrack by Andrew Toups. It has hit the AppStore on February 17th of 2012.
ZiGGURAT has garnered worldwide critical acclaim, getting featured by Apple, OpenFeint and TIME magazine among others. It obtained the first 9/10 for a mobile game in the history of iconic EDGE magazine.
The Gimmie mission is to provide a platform to enable a complementary revenue boost for developers and a more cost effective way to acquire customers on mobile for brands. Gimmie was founded late 2011 in San Francisco by Roy Liu, lead developer on PvZ for PopCap, and David Ng, formerly of ChinaCache. The team is passionate about gaming, shopping and apps.
Founded by Lik Sang driving force Pascal Clarysse, along with entrepreneur extraordinaire Paul Chen (Bleem, NubyTech, Bleem) and industry veteran Bernie Stolar (Atari, Mattel, Sony, SEGA), Freshùu brings over a century of combined industry expertise in gaming, hardware design, and Internet with market leaders and pioneering start-ups.
Members of the team have participated in designing and launching a wide range of diverse gaming products, such as Guitar Hero, Atari VCS, Sony Playstation, SEGA Dreamcast, Resident Evil Chainsaw Controller, Street Fighter Anniversary Stick, Bleemcast! or Smartjoy FRAG.