NEW YORK, December 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Tapinator, Inc. (OTC: TAPM), an emerging company within the mobile gaming industry, is pleased to announce it has partnered with MGM Interactive, a subsidiary of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM), to build a mobile game based on the legendary ROCKY movie franchise. Tapinator expects to launch the free-to-play mobile game worldwide in Q2 2016, coinciding with ROCKY's 40th anniversary.
"We are very excited to work with MGM in bringing ROCKY to mobile. Having grown up as a huge fan of the ROCKY movies and the Rocky Balboa character, it is a privilege to now bring this storied franchise to mobile devices," said Tapinator CEO, Ilya Nikolayev. "To date, Tapinator has launched seven games that have been featured in 'Best New Games' on iOS and the Company has created thirty-seven titles, each with over one million players. We look forward to making ROCKY one of our most successful games in 2016."
ROCKY follows the story of an uneducated, blue-collar worker turned famous boxer who inspired a nation to cheer for the "everyman" triumphing over all odds. The boxing saga launched in 1976 with the release of the original ROCKY, which was the highest grossing film of the year, producing an iconic Billboard #1 theme song, and was nominated for 10 Academy Awards®, winning three, including Best Picture. Spawning five sequels in a thirty-year period, from ROCKY II in 1979 to ROCKY BALBOA in 2006, the legendary franchise is one of Hollywood's most successful collections of stories ever produced.
Mr. Nikolayev discusses the ROCKY mobile game in greater detail in a recorded appearance on TheStreet.com, scheduled to be available for viewing today.
Tapinator (OTC: TAPM) designs, develops, and publishes mobile games on the iOS, Google Play, and Amazon platforms. Tapinator's owned and operated portfolio includes over 150 mobile gaming titles that, collectively, have achieved over 135 million downloads. A number of these titles have risen to the top of the mobile leaderboard charts and have been featured by the Apple, Google, and Amazon App Stores. Founded in 2013, Tapinator is headquartered in New York, with product development teams located in Denmark, Pakistan, Indonesia, Canada, and Russia. For a full listing of Tapinator game titles, please go to Tapinator.com. For further financial information on the Company, please go to OTCMarkets.com/stock/TAPM. For live updates, please like us on Facebook at facebook.com/Tapinator or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/Tapinator.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content. The company owns one of the world's deepest libraries of premium film and television content. In addition, MGM has investments in domestic and international television channels and is the majority owner of and distributor for United Artists Media Group (UAMG). For more information, visit http://www.mgm.com.
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