March 8, 2011 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Tampa Bay, Florida - Today, Enego Inc. officially announced that its newest App for the iPhone(R) and iPad(R) - Poker Buddies - achieved the prestigious honor of becoming one of the Top 25 most popular apps on iTunes(R). The Seminole, Florida-based company first became aware that Poker Buddies had made the Top 25 on the evening of March 7th, and made a preliminary announcement on the app's Facebook page. Coincidentally, the honor comes on the same day that Enego planned to announce the first round of Poker Buddies players whose virtual winnings qualified them to score high-value, real world prizes.
According to Eric Stone, President of Enego Inc., "When we originally released Poker Buddies back in January, we were excited to see how quickly it was catching on ... but making the Top 25 on iTunes is nothing short of an honor. That said, we're thrilled to announce the first four Poker Buddies players to win prizes thanks to their Texas hold 'em skills."
Poker Buddies gives players the opportunity to challenge friends to multiple, simultaneous one-on-one Texas hold 'em games online, or via their iPhone or iPad. Each month, players earn poin based on the number of games they win, and the total amount of chips they take from opponents. These points then register each individual player to win real world prizes ranging from gift cards to HDTVs.
The first four Poker Buddies players to win prizes are:
* Grand Prize: Dan Roberts, USA - Sony Bravia 46" LED HDTV
* First Prize: Federico Sepe, Italy - Acer Aspire One Netbook
* Second Prize: Richard Lam, Canada - Sony Playstation 3 160GB
* Third Prize: Warren Doucette, USA - $100 Amazon gift card
The game's developer also rolled-out an updated version of Poker Buddies (v1.1.1) on March 4th. The updated version will support Apple devices running iOS 3.1.3; allow users to purchase an ad-free version; fix Hand Results glitches, app crashes and battery inefficiencies; reveal opponents hole cards once a showdown situation is concluded, and add "Push" badges to the Home Screen so players know can keep track of games in which they have open moves.
About Poker Buddies:
Poker Buddies captures all the fun and excitement of a real high-stakes Texas hold'em game, and its easy-to-use interface makes it simple for beginners and seasoned pros alike to get in the game. Each match is a one-on-one, winner take all game of tournament rules Texas hold'em that doesn't end until all chips are in a single player's possession. Because Poker Buddies is a turn-based game, a user can play multiple matches simultaneously against different opponents. With 13 different levels of game play and a chat feature that allows users to bluff or "talk smack", Poker Buddies is as close to the real thing as you can get in an application.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later
* 6.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Poker Buddies 1.1.1 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Poker Buddies was developed by Seminole, Florida-based Enego, Inc. Eric Stone, CEO of Enego, founded the company in 2007 with one purpose in mind,"Transform Ideas into Reality." Enego now participates in many industries including consulting, marketing, technology, sporting goods, online commerce and game development. Copyright (C) 2011 Enego, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iTunes, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.