SEATTLE, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RealNetworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNWK) announced today at Casual Connect in San Francisco that Slingo® Adventure – a brand-new mobile / social game created by Real's GameHouse division – is soon to be released after its current invite-only beta on Facebook, with a mobile release on iOS and Android to follow this fall.
Since Slingo's acquisition by RealNetworks last year, GameHouse has been creating this highly anticipated game sure to delight the vast legions of Slingo fans and new players alike: a free-to-play, cross-platform adventure that combines Slingo's popular and patented "slots + bingo" gameplay with endless levels of spins, puzzles and patterns that blend strategy, chance, and social interaction. In this new tale, players will team up with Slingo characters in a quest to retrieve The King's Scepter of Chance, defeat the sinister combo of The Devil and his Devilkin forces, and save the lands of Slingo. More than 100 levels will be available at launch, with episodic levels to be added regularly thereafter.
"Slingo is clearly one of the most iconic gaming brands in history," said Atul Bali, President of RealNetworks Games Division. "It's truly multi-generational and has been enjoyed by millions of players across 16 platforms for more than a decade. The casual games industry is ripe for its return to the masses; not just the tens of millions of Slingo fans who have been clamoring for a new game, but hopefully even more of the nearly 500 million people who play games every day."
For more than a decade, Slingo has been enjoyed by dedicated fans across a variety of platforms:
- iOS: Slingo Supreme for iOS is currently ranked the No. 2 paid casino app on iTunes.
- Bingo halls and casinos: Slingo-branded slot machines launched in 2001, and are featured in more than 250 casinos across the U.S.
- Lottery: More than $1 billion in Slingo-branded tickets have been sold across 23 states.
For more information on Slingo Adventure, please visit www.SlingoAdventure.com.
About RealNetworks, Inc. RealNetworks creates innovative products and services that make it easy for people to connect with and enjoy digital media. RealNetworks invented the streaming media category and continues to connect consumers with their digital media both directly and through partners, aiming to support every network, device, media type, and social network. Find RealNetworks corporate information at www.realnetworks.com.
RealNetworks' Games Division develops and distributes games that people love to play and share – all across the widest mix of channels including social, smartphone, tablets, and download.
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