July 15, 2009 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Seattle, WA and New York, NY - Today, PressOK Entertainment and Large Animal Games announce the release of Bumper Stars Mobile. Using Facebook Connect, Bumper Stars Mobile combines mobile and social networking capabilities and gives over 40 million iPhone and iPod Touch users the ability to play one of the most popular Facebook games either solo or against their friends. With more than 200 million active users, Facebook is the fourth- most trafficked website in the United States.
"As a publisher of mobile entertainment products, PressOK Entertainment is always trying to make games more accessible and dynamic for players," notes Ryan Morel, vice president of business development, PressOK Entertainment. "iPhone and iPod touch users will love playing Large Animal's very entertaining game and connecting to the thousands of Facebook users playing it every day. Using Facebook Connect, we are able to provide Facebook users the ability to play, score and challenge their existing Facebook friends straight from their handsets."
Already available on the Facebook Platform and now for mobile, Bumper Stars is an addictive mixture of pinball, pool and shuffleboard. Players propel, bounce and bump their favorite characters off customizable bumpers to earn points. By logging in to their existing Facebook account, players can invite and challenge their friends playing either on their mobile device or on Facebook.
"The iPhone and iPod touch are the perfect formats for Bumper Stars, enabling existing fans to play, challenge and enjoy Bumper Stars wherever they are. This version also opens the game up to a whole new set of players that may otherwise have missed out on the fun," said Wade Tinney, CEO and founding partner of Large Animal Games. "With over seven years in the mobile game business, PressOK Entertainment is the perfect partner to bring Bumper Stars to mobile."
Bumper Stars Mobile keeps the game fresh by allowing players to earn points by playing, creating, participating-in and winning challenges, along with inviting their Facebook friends to play. These points can be used to purchase a variety of downloadable content including backgrounds, bumpers or new characters. In addition, PressOK and Large Animal plan to offer new content and features available for download on a regular basis.
Bumper Stars Mobile works on any iPhone or iPod touch and is available now on the iTunes App Store for $2.99. Bumper Stars Mobile will also be available on Blackberry, Android, J2ME and BREW platforms at the end of Q3.
About Large Animal Games
Large Animal Games(R) is an independent developer and publisher of games for a broad range of players. Large Animal has developed over 75 games for a variety of platforms, including award-winning casual titles such as Snapshot Adventures: Secret of Bird Island(R) and Rocketbowl(R), as well as social network games like Bumper Stars(TM), Lucky Strike Lanes(TM), and Fashion Planet(TM): What to Wear(TM). Their Toga(TM) platform enables social games to deeply integrate with and combine audiences across multiple social networks as well as the iPhone and iPod Touch.
PressOK Entertainment is a market-leading developer and publisher of mobile gaming products. By providing fun, connected, mobile games, PressOK enables mobile operators and distribution partners to increase data usage, drive consumer uptake and increase revenue. PressOK's portfolio of games include: Bettie Barista, Detective Puzzles, Gin Rummy, and Secret Agent Puzzles. Copyright 2009 PressOK Entertainment All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries. Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc.