IRVINE, Calif., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- RockLive (formerly Rock Software), creator of mobile applications and games built around celebrity individuals or famous entities, today announced the availability of "Mike Tyson - Main Event," an interactive boxing game featuring Mike Tyson and an eclectic group of fighters from around the world. Available now and free in the iTunes App Store, Mike Tyson - Main Event lets players punch their way through multiple rounds as the underdog in a pound-for-pound boxing competition en route to the 'main event,' – boxing against the former undisputed heavy weight champion of the world, Mike Tyson.
"The goal with all of our applications and games is to excite users by offering them a unique and entertaining way to connect with their favorite athletes, celebrities and personalities in a relevant and lasting way," said John Shahidi, CEO of RockLive. "Mike Tyson is an international icon in the boxing world and beyond; therefore it's only natural for RockLive to work with Mike to further connect with his fans – young and old alike."
Mike Tyson - Main Event features fictional fighters Jordy McDirt, Fluke O'Brady, Jay Shore Tenerelli, and other skilled, trash-talking opponents who dodge left and swing right while advancing from one circuit to another. Players earn RockCash after each win that can be used toward the purchase of virtual items to help defeat future opponents.
"We've got a lot of surprise updates in store with this game," said Mike Tyson. "It's going to be a knockout!"
Main Event follows the highly successful November 2010 launch of RockLive game "Mad Chad" featuring NFL star and TV personality Chad Ochocinco. Mad Chad, which takes players on an around the world adventure to rescue Chad's stolen pet pigeon, flew to the top of iTunes' paid app chart within its first week of release.
Based in Irvine, California, RockLive creates and produces games and social apps for iPhone and Android devices. RockLive apps and games bring a new experience to mobile users with the incorporation of influential athletes, musicians, and entertainers. Founded by brothers John and Sam Shahidi, RockLive has established a strong team to create great products while incorporating the best experience for mobile users.
Future RockLive games will feature NBA stars Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant, boxer Floyd Mayweather and musician 50 Cent. Additionally, RockLive provides the popular app RunPee, a utility that tells users when to use the restroom during a movie and provides story line updates.