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SAN FRANCISCO - Feb. 28, 2013
Leading global and mobile social
game publisher 6waves, and Big Blue Bubble, the biggest, baddest
buccaneers of game development, today announced the launch
, an MMO featuring adorable robot
pirates made just for mobile devices. Starting today, sailors can
explore the online seas for resources to build armed rafts, plunder
other pirate ships for loot, and protect themselves against enemy
captains bent on snatching the booty for themselves. Join
for free on the shores of the App
See the gameplay in action in the trailer:
Dive into the mean seas in search of weapons, resources,
blueprints, maps, diamonds, and gold. All of those materials are
needed to protect your ship against an onslaught of 25 different
bosses across five zones, and, more perilous still, the wrath of
other players! More weapons mean more dice rolls for a higher
chance to damage enemy ships, and more power to defend the ship
while the captain is offline.
The tranquil seas are about to get turbulent!
Raft Pirates is now on the App Store:
- Enter a giant mobile virtual world where real pirates play for
- Search for sunken treasure to build the strongest raft with 33
different weapons and nine material types.
- Gather items to upgrade ships or purchase items in the shop
with in-game currencies including diamonds and gold.
- Fight through five zones with five bosses each.
- Engage other pirate ships in battle by rolling the dice: the
player with the higher dice roll delivers a swashbuckling blow!
More weapons provide more dice to roll.
- The high seas never sleep -- a raft is never invincible while a
captain is away.
To learn more about
Raft Pirates, please visit 6waves on:
6waves is a leading publisher of independent games on social
networks and mobile platforms, partnering with developers all over
the world to bring the best games to the millions of users in its
gaming network. From its original roots on Facebook, the company
has now expanded into iOS and Android, Yahoo! Mobage, Mixi and
Hangame in Japan, and Tencent in China. Headquartered in Hong Kong
with offices in San Francisco, Moscow, Beijing and Tokyo, the team
has a uniquely international perspective and has forged successful
partnerships with developers from across the globe. 6waves’
investors include Insight Venture Partners and Nexon Co. Ltd.
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About Big Blue Bubble
Established in 2004, Big Blue Bubble is an award-winning
developer of video games. With hit titles such as
Burn the Rope and
Thumpies, the London, Ontario-based company boasts BAFTA
and IGN Editor’s Choice awards. Today, Big Blue Bubble
continues to thrive on their guiding principle of designing
compelling multi-platform games on mobile, Nintendo DS, Nintendo
Wii, PC, Mac, and Facebook.
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Erin Fan, TriplePoint