BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. and ISTANBUL, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Online gaming enthusiasts across Turkey can now enjoy the wildly popular Island Paradise Facebook game in their native language thanks to a new collaboration between preeminent social game developers Meteor Games and Peak Games. The two companies have joined forces to bring fishing and plundering to the fourth largest global Facebook marketplace through the translated and localized app, Ciftlik Adasi.
"As global interest in social gaming continues to grow, it is important that we form strategic partnerships with the best regional companies that have the ability to replicate the same high quality experience our players have come to associate with Meteor Games' fun and exciting IP," said Zac Brandenberg, CEO of Meteor Games. "Through this partnership with Peak Games, we are able to increase our global reach and make our popular games more accessible for fans around the world."
Turkey currently boasts more than 30 million Facebook users, with 17 percent growth in the past six months. This paired with the country's thriving gaming community makes Turkey a major area of focus for social gaming companies such as Meteor Games and Peak Games, the latter which recently announced the acquisition of two companies and capital funding to expand its social game publishing network. Peak Games is the fastest-growing gaming company focused on emerging markets, including Turkey, MENA (Middle East North Africa), South America and Mexico and ranks among the top 10 largest social gaming companies publishing on Facebook. Across Peak Games' titles, there are more than four million daily active users and 16 million monthly active users.
"Meteor Games and Peak Games are teaming up to expand the Island Paradise universe in burgeoning Turkey," said Rina Onur, Chief Strategy Officer of Peak Games. "Because of our deep understanding and focus on emerging markets, we're able to tailor the game to be localized and culturally-specific, employing strong engagement and monetization."
Based on the market and prior success, Island Paradise, named one of the most significant social games by Inside Social Games, is well-positioned for success in the Turkish marketplace. Island Paradise is a social game currently available on Facebook, where players create their own tropical island escape to play with friends, tend crops, plant trees and raise animals. The game recently celebrated its second birthday and boasts more than 20 million game installs.
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About Meteor Games
Meteor Games is an independent online gaming studio dedicated to the development of richer, more engaging content for social gamers. Meteor operates some of Facebook's most popular social games including the hit, Island Paradise, and is committed to developing fun, immersive, and innovative games spanning the web, social networks, and mobile devices. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, Calif., Meteor Games was founded in 2007 by the creators of Neopets, an Internet phenomenon and watershed in the evolution of social gaming.
About Peak Games
Peak Games (http://www.peakgames.net/) is the largest and fastest-growing gaming company focusing on emerging markets such as Turkey, MENA, Latin America and Mexico. With more than 16 million active players drawn from one of the world's fastest growing gaming markets, Peak Games already ranks among the top 10 largest social gaming companies globally. A key to Peak Games' success is unrivaled expertise in creating and publishing social games that fit the unique interests and cultures of emerging markets. The company is funded by venture capital firms Earlybird Venture Capital, Hummingbird Ventures, a strategic, regional investor and serial business angels Evren Ucok and Demet Mutlu. Peak Games has offices and game studios in Istanbul, Ankara, Amman, Barcelona, Berlin and San Francisco.
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