August 22, 2016 in Games (F)
[prMac.com] Exton, Pennsylvania - Zach DeStefano, a senior at Malvern Prep in Malvern, Pennsylvania and Founder of Z-Licious Games, LLC recently sold the title rights to his mobile game, Tiny Miner, to Serbian design and development studio, Qube 3D. The deal is a combination cash and advertising partnership and is the first of its kind for Z-Licious Games. Tiny Miner was originally created and released by DeStefano in 2014 and was his first experience incorporating in-app purchases and advertising into mobile games. Since its release, Tiny Miner and has been downloaded over 50,000 times in more than 100 countries across Android and iOS platforms.
The game has now been re-released as Retro Miner and is available in the Apple and Google Play App Stores. Retro Miner is a scrolling, ore-mining game with touch controls featuring multiple modes of play and an in-game currency system of Miner Dollars for purchasing ship upgrades including shields, turbo boosts, and mining magnets. The iOS version also features Leaderboards and Game Center achievements to compete against friends. Current users of Tiny Miner who upgrade their app to Retro Miner will keep their in-game currency, ship upgrades, high scores and unlocked achievements.
"I am surprised that Tiny Miner is still receiving so many downloads after 2 years, and I never imagined an established company like Qube 3D would be interested in buying the title rights. It has been both a technical and entrepreneurial learning experience, and I hope that Retro Miner and my future games continue this trend," said DeStefano.
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 6 or later
* Universal Application
* 19.7 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Retro Miner 1.2 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. An Android version is also available through Google Play. In-app purchases to obtain Miner Dollars are available for $0.99, $4.99, $9.99, and $19.99 USD (or equivalent amounts in other currencies).
Z-Licious Games, LLC was founded in 2013 by Zach DeStefano, a Malvern Prep high school freshman at the time, with a focuses on producing games that mesh retro arcade styling with modern technology for iOS and Android mobile platforms. The company's products include 8-Bit Beatdown, a pixelated platform-based game using phone and tablet motion controls; Duality, a simple monochrome game requiring players to manipulate two objects at once; and Retro Miner (formerly Tiny Miner), a scrolling ore-mining game featuring in-app purchases where players can manage their budgets and upgrade their ships. All games are available in both the Apple and Google Play stores, having received more than 80,000 downloads from over 150 countries. Z-Licious Games, LLC is based in Exton, Pennsylvania. All Material and Software Copyright (C) 2016 Z-Licious Games, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.