CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, January 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Consumer gaming focus continues to shift towards mobile gaming platforms as Companies race to develop new products targeting smartphones, tablets and laptops while the sector is forecasted to top $45 billion within two years. Leading gaming developers and tech companies making moves in the gaming sector of note are Tapinator, Inc. (OTC: TAPM), Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA), Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA), Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO)
Tapinator, Inc. (OTC: TAPM) today announced plans to release nine full-featured games for 2016. These titles are: First Quarter: Video Poker VIP - social casino game, multiplayer update; Miss the Moose: quick fix game. Second Quarter: ROCKY - game based on the legendary franchise; Combo Quest 2 - freemium sequel to the original hit, Combo Quest; Big Sport Fishing 2 - freemium sequel to the 14+ million downloaded, Big Sport Fishing. Third Quarter: Turn Left - quick fix game; Pavlov's Puppy - quick fix game; To Be Announced - game based on an upcoming major motion picture. Fourth Quarter: Fusion Heroes - strategy game with match-3 elements.
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The Company will continue to announce new major launches and title updates as the year progresses. "Our goal for the launches that we are announcing today is to position the Company within the top grossing charts in the app stores. A number of the nine titles above are built, from the ground up, to leverage the best practices of the freemium, live operations business model. While our rapid launch ad-supported business continues its solid performance, we believe that these full-featured titles present the greatest opportunity to diversify our revenue mix and significantly scale our business," said Ilya Nikolayev, Tapinator's CEO.
In other gaming news and recent developments: One of the most iconic athletes of all time is coming to EA SPORTS™ UFC® 2. Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) announced that Mike Tyson will make his mixed martial arts debut as an unlockable fighter when the game comes out starting March 15, 2016. Fans who pre-order EA SPORTS UFC 2 will get instant day-one access to Tyson, and all players can unlock him by progressing in the game and making it to the Hall of Fame in Career Mode. The former undisputed heavyweight boxing champion of the world packs the strongest punching power of any fighter in the game and will fight across two different weight classes: light heavyweight and heavyweight.
Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA), a leading social game developer, and Rubicon Project, which operates one of the largest advertising marketplaces in the world, announced earlier this month that the two companies will bring new SponsoredPLAY immersive ad units to political advertisers in time for the 2016 elections via Rubicon Project's leading Guaranteed Orders platform.
Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) recently hired Rodrigo Velloso as director of gaming partnerships for the company's media team, which works with partners around the globe. This move comes as the company has added gaming as one of the key verticals, which include movies, sports, news, government, talent, and TV. "Gaming is a top interest alongside those other verticals," Velloso says. "Twitter users are 72% more likely to talk about gaming than the average Internet user." Twitter launched the @TwitterGaming handle on Jan. 13 as a new way to aggregate video game content. That handle has amassed over 118,000 followers. As of September 2015, Twitter has 320 million active users. Source: Fortune
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) recently announced that it plans to report financial results for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016, ended December 31, 2015, after the market close on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. The Company plans to hold a conference call to discuss its results at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, which can be accessed by dialing (877) 407-0984 or (201) 689-8577.
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