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  G5 Entertainment, HipSoft Team Up To Bring Build-a-lot Games To iOS and Android Platforms
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10/19/2011
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

For Immediate Release

San Francisco, California – 10/19/2011 Your virtual world of real-estate empires is about to expand. G5 Entertainment has announced that it is teaming up with the well-known developers at HipSoft to bring the latest Build-a-lot games to both iOS and Android platforms.

Award winning Build-a-lot has become one of the most popular casual games on the market today, selling over one million copies on PC, and achieving tens of millions of downloads. It has spent more than 5,840 days (equaling more than 16 years) in the Top 10 Charts of leading portals.

The Build-a-lot games are based upon the idea of creating, upgrading, and selling the houses of your dreams all while turning ever higher profits. The game's objectives are to meet a series of tasks on each level before advancing on to the next more complex one. The better you get, the more you can build with more options, resources, and ever more expansive houses, keeping players engaged and coming back to see what new mansion, castle, or homestead they can create.

The game will take advantage of the iOS and Android platforms, allowing the gameplay to be enjoyed by using simple on-screen touches and finger swipes – as well as their imagination. With dozens of levels, settings, and sizes of houses ranging from hovels to castles, this will no doubt set a new benchmark for creative gameplay, just as Build-a-lot has continued to do over the years on both PC and Mac.

“We're pleased to be teaming up with HipSoft on such a popular franchise, and are excited to bring it to iOS and Android,” said Vlad Suglobov, CEO of G5 Entertainment. “HipSoft established the casual city builder genre with their Build-a-lot games, and we're thrilled to bring these games to the larger mobile audience.”

“Our team is really proud of what the Build-a-lot franchise has done so far,” said Bryan Bouwman at HipSoft, “We look forward to working alongside G5 Entertainment on bringing our games to new platforms and audiences.”

G5 Entertainment specializes in bringing adventure and strategy games, including hidden object and time management games, to the mobile market. The company has garnered over 23 million installs across iOS and Android platforms and last month alone it has reached four million downloads.


More information about the company can be found at: www.g5e.se/corporate. For additional information please contact: press@g5e.com.

About G5 Entertainment AB

G5 Entertainment AB is a developer and publisher of high quality downloadable games for iPhone, iPad, Android, PC, Mac, and portable game consoles like Sony PSP and Nintendo DSi. G5 develops and publishes games that are family-friendly, easy to learn, and targeted at the widest audience of experienced and novice players. G5 owns a number of popular game franchises like Virtual City, Supermarket Mania, Stand O'Food, and Mahjong Artifacts, and invests in creating new games and bringing established franchises to new gaming platforms.

About HipSoft

HipSoft was founded in 2002 to create high quality casual games. The company has created dozens of successful titles across popular platforms. More information on HipSoft can be found at http://www.hipsoft.com