Gaming Industry Points to Big Growth With Latest Advancements - Company Sees Record Growth of Users For Recent Games
CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
New Generation Gaming Companies in the gaming sector see growth opportunities as sector continues to expand with newest games and Apps: Tapinator, Inc. (OTC: TAPM), Glu Mobile, Inc. (NASDAQ: GLUU), Zynga, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA), Electronics Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) and King Digital Entertainment plc (NYSE: KING)
Tapinator, Inc. (OTC: TAPM) is pleased to announce that one of its most recent games, Transporter Plane, has seen record growth over the prior month. The Game launched across iOS, Android, and Kindle in May 2014 and has since been downloaded by over 3 million users. The Game has also been very well received by users, with an average rating of approximately 4 out of 5 stars and over 40,000 overwhelmingly positive reviews. "We initially focused on land-based parking and simulation titles. With the success of these games, we are now expanding to air and sea games. The metrics for Transporter Plane have proven the success of this strategy and we look forward to scaling beyond tens of millions of users," said Khurram Samad, President and CTO of Tapinator.
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With the help of Transporter Plane's 3 million users, the titles in Tapinator's portfolio have now been downloaded over 23 million times. Amongst Tapinator's games, six titles have been hits that have now exceeded 1 million downloads. Tapinator will continue to expand its owned and operated portfolio, with a new game launching by June month-end as well as two new titles set for launch in July.
Glu Mobile, Inc. (NASDAQ: GLUU), a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices, recently announced that the company will partner with Skydance Productions to create a free-to-play mobile game in coordination with the theatrical release of the new Terminator film. Designed in collaboration with the film`s creative team, the game will introduce gamers and fans alike to the characters, events and action of the Terminator franchise. Scheduled for initial release in summer 2015, Glu`s Terminator game will be available to mobile audiences worldwide across all major mobile platforms. "Terminator is one of the most iconic action brands in entertainment and we are pleased to be the first to bring the franchise to mobile as a free-to-play game," said Niccolo de Masi, Glu CEO. "We look forward to offering our high-energy, action packed gameplay to the millions of Terminator fans worldwide."
Zynga, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA) develops, markets, and operates online social games as live services played on the Internet, social networking sites, and mobile platforms in the United States and internationally. The company offers online social games primarily under the FarmVille, Words With Friends, and Zynga Poker franchises. Its games are accessible on Facebook and Zynga.com. On Friday, ZNGA closed down .65% on over 15.5 million shares traded.
Electronics Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) recently officially launched EA SPORTS™ PGA TOUR® King of the Course for mobile devices. The free-to-play game offers a fresh and unique blend of arcade-style gameplay with real PGA TOUR pros and courses, as players strive to become the King of the Course. EA SPORTS PGA TOUR King of the Course is available for download now on the App Store and Google Play.
King Digital Entertainment plc (NYSE: KING) a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world and creator of global sensations Candy Crush Saga and Farm Heroes Saga, recently announced it has brought players back under the spell of one of its original breakout hits with the launch of Bubble Witch Saga 2. This all-new installment of the ever-popular bubblicious bubble shooter enchants players with a wide variety of all-new bubble bursting game action. Enhancements include an appealing and whimsical storyline, upgraded bewitching characters, dynamic visuals, exciting episodic adventures, and much more. A "wand"erful new edition to the casual gaming scene, Bubble Witch Saga 2 has been optimized for play on mobile devices and is now available across iOS, Google Android and Facebook.
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