CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
The global market continues to grow rapidly for mobile gaming & video software development as demand and consumer expectations force gaming operations to differentiate themselves from the competition. Leading Gaming Companies in the news lately are Tapinator, Inc. (OTC: TAPM), Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA), Zynga INC. (NASDAQ: ZNGA), Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) and Sony PlayStation - Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE)
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. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE GAME'S VIDEO TRAILER
Read the full TAPM Press Release at http://www.financialnewsmedia.com/profiles/tapm.html
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.
Zacks Small Cap Research Initiates Coverage on Tapinator with a full report that contains a Current BUY Recommendation with a Target Price of $0.30 - A free copy of the report, which will be available to Zacks non-subscribers until July 17th, 2015 can be found here: http://scr.zacks.com/files/TAPM_Initation.pdf
Zack Small Cap Research recently reported that Tapinator is a Fast Growing Player in the Rapidly Expanding Mobile Gaming Sector - Zack's analysts highlighted the fact the company's revenue advanced 329% year-over-year advance in 1Q 2015. Tapinator seeks to accelerate its growth by adding licensed games and aggressively entering the social casino game niche, beginning with the recent launch of Video Poker VIP on May 7, 2015. Although it is a young company - it was founded in 2013 - several Tapinator games have ranked among the top 50 mobile games on the iPhone, iPad, and Google Play app storefronts. For example, Tapinator's Extreme Car Stunts 3D and Extreme Bike Stunts 3D currently rank #30 and #54 respectively among new games on the Google play store, according to App Annie. Read the full ZACKS article on TAPM at http://finance.yahoo.com/news/tapm-fast-growing-player-rapidly-154000747.html
In other Gaming financial reporting, news and recent developments: Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) will release its financial results for the first quarter fiscal year 2016 after the close of market on Thursday, July 30, 2015. In conjunction with this release, EA will host a conference call to review its financial results for the first quarter, discuss its outlook for the future and may disclose other material developments affecting its business and/or financial performance.
Mobile game publisher Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) was late to action-strategy games but is now waging a full-on assault on the category with two new games. Best known for social games like "FarmVille" and "Words with Friends," Zynga jumped into the action-strategy category with "Empires & Allies" last month. It joined a field dominated by "Clash of Clans" from Supercell and "Game of War: Fire Age" from Machine Zone. Read the full article at Business Daily: http://news.investors.com/technology-click/061715-757707-znga-preps-dawn-of-titans-for-global-launch.htm#ixzz3foaJfdfy
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) recently announced that it plans to report financial results for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2016, ended June 30, 2015, after the market close on Monday, August 10, 2015. 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. A live, listen-only webcast and a replay of the call will be available at http://ir.take2games.com/.
Sony PlayStation - Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) reclaims number one position in console space The NPD group, a firm that tracks the video game industry, recently released industry statistics for May 2015. And a June 11, 2015, VentureBeat article by Jeff Grubb that reported on these statistics says that in May 2015, sales of the Sony (SNE) PS4 (PlayStation 4) console surpassed the console sales of Microsoft (MSFT) Xbox One. Despite the fact that Xbox One led console sales in April 2015, it was PS4 that sold more software. According to the VentureBeat article, "The PS4 version outsold the Xbox One version for every game in the top 10 list that is available on both with the exception of Minecraft." Read more at http://finance.yahoo.com/news/sony-playstation-led-us-console-150606538.html
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