Skillz Surpasses 1M Downloads and Adds New Developer Partners, Enabling Betting in More U.S. Mobile Games Several Studios and Independent Developers Sign with Skillz to Offer Cash Competitions
SAN FRANCISCO, May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Skillz, the the first company to legally enable betting in mobile games in the U.S., has surpassed 1 million downloads since launching less than one month ago. The company has also announced partnerships with five additional independent developers and studios that will implement the Skillz monetization platform in their games. Skillz will enable cash competitions inside Android titles from Fluik, G-Gee by GMO, Adam Schmelzle, Flying Wisdom Studios and Measured Software.
"Skillz has created a completely new monetization method for mobile developers," said Victor Rubba, CEO and Founder of Fluik Entertainment Inc. "Not only will we collect revenue directly from tournament entry fees, but we believe Skillz will drive downloads and increase retention rates for Snow Racer."
"Online gambling and mobile betting are big businesses, but until now, most Americans have been left out of the game. With Skillz, developers can offer cash competitions in skill-based games across the majority of U.S. states," said Andrew Paradise, CEO and Founder of Skillz. "There is a huge audience in the U.S. who want to play games for real money and we're working with studios like Fluik to make that possible right now."
As new developer partners implement the Skillz SDK, and existing partners roll cash competitions out across their portfolio, players can enjoy tournaments in many additional popular racing, endless runner, puzzle and arcade games.
Players interested in competing can find a full list of Skillz-powered games at: www.skillz.com
Developers interested in Skillz tournaments can visit: www.skillz.com/developers
Skillz is the world's first and only cash and virtual currency tournament platform for skill-based mobile games. Skillz believes in making mobile games more fun for players while making game creation more lucrative for developers. Founded in March 2012, the company has offices in San Francisco and Boston. Skillz announced $1.3M in seed capital from Atlas Venture, Nextview Ventures and angel investors in November 2012. To learn more, visit www.skillz.com/corporate.