FOR RELEASE at 6am Pacific Time, July 6th
Moai Platform Used to Build“Crimson,” Bungie Aerospace’s First Mobile Game Developed by Jordan Weisman’s Harebrained Schemes
Seattle, WA - July 6, 2011 - Zipline Games today announced the opening of their Moai game development platform to the public. Billed as the mobile platform for pro game developers, the Moai platform differentiates itself through its cloud based game services and rapid development of iOS and Android titles, all built in the industry standard Lua scripting language. In addition to powering Crimson, the first title being released by Bungie Aerospace and developed by Harebrained Schemes, Moai also provides the downloadable content for the hit game, Bubble Ball (by Nay Games) , which has been downloaded by more than 10 million users. During its closed beta, Moai garnered beta access requests from almost 700 game developers around the world.
“The Moai platform is helping us build a great game faster than we could have otherwise,” said Jordan Weisman of Harebrained Schemes, creator of Crimson.“It allows us to get our ideas on to multiple hardware platforms very quickly so we can play test them on the actual devices.”
"Moai's cloud services are perfect for Bubble Ball's new downloadable content," added Robert Nay, President of Nay Games, "I get to write the cloud backend in Lua, the same language as Bubble Ball itself. Also, I don't have to set up the servers and worry about them going down. It's all done for me."
“From day one we’ve been focused on creating a mobile platform powerful enough for the world’s top studios without the limitations of closed frameworks,” said Todd Hooper, CEO of Zipline Games.“It’s been absolutely terrific to put Moai to the test with Jordan’s team on Crimson and with Nay Games on Bubble Ball. Every mobile game developer can now sign up for a Moai beta account and start using the
same platform as these guys.”
The Moai platform offers mobile game developers a scalable cloud platform for game services, downloadable content and persistent data storage. Moai also includes a no-compromise, open-source SDK for developing iOS and Android games in Lua. Developers interested in Moai are encouraged to create a beta account today at www.GetMoai.com.
About Zipline Games
Zipline Games is a Seattle-based mobile games company and the creator of the Moai game development platform. Zipline was founded by game industry veterans experienced with the challenges of mobile games development and with the vision of making development faster and easier so developers can focus on creating innovative games with great gameplay. Zipline’s investors include Founders Co-Op,
Benaroya Capital and Groundspeak. For more information, please visit www.ziplinegames.com.