German mobile games company creates advisory board, appoints Heiko Hubertz, Harry Nelis, Thomas Grota, Zoe Adamovicz
Karlsruhe, Germany - December 4, 2013 - Smartphone and tablet games developer flaregames (Royal Revolt!, Throne Wars) has formed an advisory board. Four experienced entrepreneurs and investors were appointed: Harry Nelis of Accel Partners and Thomas Grota of T-Venture (both investors in flaregames) are joined by entrepreneurs Zoe Adamovicz, founder of app search company Xyologic, and Heiko Hubertz, founder of games publisher Bigpoint.
The advisory board is to provide industry opinion and guidance, a task for which it is exceptionally suited. Heiko Hubertz is a seasoned veteran of the games industry. Zoe Adamovicz is an expert for app discovery. The investors Harry Nelis and Thomas Grota can offer valuable advice on navigating the trends of growth markets.
“It‘s an appealing task to help guide the coming growth phase of flaregames – Klaas and his team have laid a solid foundation during the last few years,” says Heiko Hubertz.
Klaas Kersting, CEO and founder of flaregames, adds, “I’m honored to have found, in addition to our long-standing partners Harry and Thomas, two such wonderful entrepreneurs as Zoe and Heiko. We’re very well positioned to deal with the challenges of the gigantic market of mobile games.”
Based in Karlsruhe, Germany, flaregames has a highly motivated team of veterans and new talent working to create and deploy a new generation of mobile games. Founded in 2011, the company creates games for smartphones and tablets. The company currently has a number of titles for mainstream and mid-core gamers in development. The games are extensive, deep experiences that offer long-lasting fun and, best of all, are free ("free-to-play").
The founder of the company, Klaas Kersting, previously of Gameforge, has a proven track record of success, growing his last company into a global player with 500 employees and over €100 million in annual revenue.
Investors in the start-up include renowned international venture capital firms Accel Partners and T-Venture.
More information: www.flaregames.com
ShinyLoot ‘Cyber’ Monday Sale has 100 Games on Sale for $1 Each
Popular Titles Discounted as Much as 90 Percent, Just in Time for the Holidays
AUSTIN, Texas – December 2, 2013 – Hot on the heels of their recent launch, up-and-coming online store, ShinyLoot has announced that it has banded together with a host of indie game developers to celebrate ’Cyber’ Monday, continuing the hottest sale in the history of the young store (http://www.shinyloot.com/sales). One hundred titles are currently discounted down to $1 - many of which are 90% off or more. Some of the largest sales include The Oil Blue, Children of the Nile, Aztaka, The Cat Lady, Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land, Creeper World, Bridge Construction Set and Hinterland. The sale began on Friday, November 29 and runs through ‘Cyber’ Monday, December 2, ending at midnight CST.
Games in the online store represent indie developers alongside small to medium sized publishers. Robust discovery tools allow users to search using nearly two hundred traits, which are essentially individual game features such as randomized levels, local co-op, deduction, and survival. Additionally, ShinyLoot blends together the best features of competitive game portals GOG, Steam, and Desura. The store offers DRM-free downloads, coupled with additional Steam or Desura keys at no cost on over a hundred titles within a library of almost five hundred games.
ShinyLoot's discovery tools allow users to pinpoint their ideal game desired by combining 170 traits, ten genres, twenty settings, and detail filters such as Steam/Desura key, PC/Mac/Linux, multiplayer size, and/or price in a single search. Traits are presented in an easy-to-read fashion, allowing users to scan for traits most appealing to them. In turn, these traits help indie games get discovered based on their most discerning features, leading to further exposure and sales.
The ShinyLoot store fully opened to the public on August 26, 2013; and was founded as the solution to the growing number of high-quality, independently-developed games that fall under the radar. Based in Austin, Texas, the company is independently owned and operated. ShinyLoot uses a trait-based filter system with nearly two hundred options to search PC, Mac, and Linux games that help users get matched to games that best fit their interests. All games are offered worldwide without regional pricing, and with no obtrusive forms of DRM. Additionally, ShinyLoot offers Desura and Steam keys on over a hundred titles, in addition to the regular downloads and an optional download manager for ease of management.
Editors Note: Press assets and contact information are available at:http://www.shinyloot.com/press
Plano, TX - December 2, 2013 - Robot Entertainment today announced the release of a free update to their iOS action RPG, Echo Prime. Update 1.1 gives players more options for utilizing their Echo collection. It starts by adding four new Echoes with which players can make contact and gain abilities. Players can now help out a friend by selecting specific Echoes from their friends' collections as they prepare to go into battle. Players will also now receive an extra bonus if their Echoes are borrowed while they're actively playing the game.
The update also makes available new pieces of gear for players at higher levels in the game. Enforcers will now encounter new missions and compete in "Contests," specially designed endless levels that can unlock unique gear based on how long a player can stay alive!
Download Echo Prime: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/echo-prime/id684988356?ls=1&;mt=8
As an elite Enforcer, players battle hordes of dangerous alien creatures, space pirates, and killer mercenaries with blaster and blade as they travel from star to star, uncovering the secrets of the multiverse. Players make contact with Echoes, mysterious beings from alternate universes who lend players their abilities and aid in their quest to save humanity from an alien menace.
Echo Prime features:
* Made for Touch - The real-time action gameplay in Echo Prime has been specifically designed with touch devices in mind. Tap and swipe to fight and use special abilities.
* Echoes of the Multiverse - Discover and unlock dozens of "Echoes," alien life forms from alternate universes. As you build connections with them, Echoes will offer you powers and abilities to help you on your missions. Experiment and find the best combinations to customize your ability loadout.
* Share Echoes - Use your friends' Echoes in combat to help them level-up, and level up your Echoes when your friends use them!
* Upgrade Your Arsenal - Unlock over 100 pieces of gear with a diverse mix of deadly effects, from fire to toxic.
* Random Campaign Generation - Echo Prime features an action-driven story campaign with randomly generated missions. Every experience is different!
For more information, check out http://www.EchoPrimeApp.com
About Robot Entertainment
Based in Plano, Texas, Robot Entertainment is a world-class independent game development studio founded in 2009 by veterans of Ensemble Studios. With a team that has proven experience and expertise in creating games that appeal to massive audiences, Robot Entertainment is focused on developing titles that set new standards for their respective genres as well as groundbreaking original intellectual properties. The studio most recently launched the critically acclaimed Hero Academy and Orcs Must Die! 2. Robot can be found online at http://www.RobotEntertainment.com<. To stay up to date with Robot Entertainment, please like them on Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/RobotEntertainment> and follow on Twitter<https://twitter.com/#!/RobotEnt>.
The word finding adventure begins for Android explorers!
Android users can now swipe their way through the jungle in Idol Words | Word Search Game
Dundee, UK – December 2, 2013 – Outplay Entertainment, one of the UK’s leading social and mobile gaming companies, today announce Idol Words | Word Search Game, a fast-paced, word-finding, board-flipping, jungle-themed word finding game for Android devices, based on the iOS hit Idol Words. The game is now available for free on Android at: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.outplayentertainment.idolwords
Connect letters to form as many words as possible in 2 minutes, use all the letters on the board and it flips to reveal a whole new challenge; the more flips, the more points.
Idol Words | Word Search Game also includes a brand new achievements system. Demonstrate your board-flipping, high-scoring, wording-hunting skills and more as you unlock over 50 achievements.
Idol Words | Word Search Game designer, Alan Gray, had this to say on the release:
“We are delighted to offer Idol Words | Word Search Game to this new audience. Having the game available on both platforms has been our number one request from the growing Idol Words community, and we are happy to deliver!”
· Become the ultimate adventurer! ― An exhilarating journey through exotic temples awaits you! There's coins and glory for the taking. Can you rise to the challenge?
· Outplay your friends and family... or even the world! ― Challenge family, friends or random opponents to thrilling two minute battles; whoever has the highest score after 3 rounds wins!
· Tap into forbidden powers! ―Use legendary treasures to give your score a boost. Freeze Time, Flip the Board, or send your score soaring with a 4x Multiplier!
· Ancient temples never looked so good! ― Enjoy gorgeous graphics optimized for your Android mobile and tablet!
Idol Words | Word Search Game is available free to download on Android devices, Idol Words is available for iOS.
For more information on Outplay Entertainment Ltd, please visitwww.outplay.com, www.facebook.com/outplay or follow @outplayent on Twitter.
About Outplay Entertainment Ltd
Outplay Entertainment is an exciting and energetic mix of fresh faced new talent and experienced industry veterans focused on social and mobile game development with the goal of delivering innovative, engaging and enjoyable games across a wide range of social and mobile platforms.
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