NEW YORK, July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Tapinator, Inc. (OTC: TAPM), releases Deadliest Catch: Seas of Fury™, an official mobile game developed in conjunction with Discovery Channel through a partnership with licensed mobile game producers, HyperPower Game Group. The competitive, free-to-play game is available now for iOS and launches this week with support from Discovery, which includes on-air exposure. Though designed as an animated pixel game, Deadliest Catch: Seas of Fury offers show fans and mobile game lovers alike a highly authentic experience of the harrowing weather conditions, daily struggles and beautiful but pernicious sea-life experienced by the cast of Discovery's hit Emmy-winning series, currently in its 12th season. A version of the game for Android players will be available soon, with a Kindle version expected later this summer.
The Deadliest Catch: Seas of Fury Mobile Game features a two-phased gameplay dynamic that leverages both classic and innovative mechanics. After customizing their own deckhand avatar and selecting one of six recognizable boats from the show, like the Northwestern and Cornelia Marie, players are challenged to hook buoys in a mechanic similar to that made famous by Angry Birds. Gameplay then shifts to the ocean floor, where players must tap quickly and carefully to fend off dangerous sea life as each level's pot of crabs is hauled to the surface. Virtual earnings can be used at a robust marketplace offering items such as hooks, line, captain's jackets and bait, which allow players to upgrade their gameplay experience. At launch, players can engage in challenges, compete on global leaderboards and work their way toward completing as many 21-level seasons as possible.
This is the second collaboration between Discovery Channel, HyperPower Game Group and Tapinator, which previously developed and released SkyBalance by Nik Wallenda™ in support of Discovery's global Skyscraper Live event in November 2014. Tapinator, which developed the game in collaboration with HyperPower Game Group, now leverages its existing network of over 90 million mobile gamers to fuel a strategic user acquisition campaign designed to rally and grow the existing Deadliest Catch fan base. This is the fourth release from HyperPower Game Group, which secured the Deadliest Catch license from Discovery.
"There are tiny details in the Seas of Fury mobile game that only die-hard fans will truly appreciate, with even more on the way in future updates," said Clark Nesselrodt, CEO and Co-Founder of HyperPower Game Group. "Discovery goes the extra mile to give us the type of in-depth feedback that leads to a truly authentic game."
The 13-time Emmy Award-winning series, Deadliest Catch airs Tuesdays at 9 PM ET/PT on the Discovery Channel.
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Tapinator (OTC: TAPM) is a developer and publisher of mobile games on the iOS, Google Play, and Amazon platforms. The Company focuses on operating its own titles and publishing properties where it holds substantial ownership positions. Tapinator's owned and operated portfolio includes over 120 mobile gaming titles that, collectively, have achieved over 90 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.
About HyperPower Game Group, Inc.:
HyperPower Game Group is a mobile game development, marketing and licensing startup that produces high-value collaborations between mobile game studios and top celebrities, brands and entertainment franchises. Based in NYC and Los Angeles, the group maintains a diverse network of partner developers throughout the US and abroad. Past titles include Melissa Etheridge's "Take My Number" Phonebook Challenge and SkyBalance by Nik Wallenda. For more information, visit www.hyperpowergames.com.
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