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  Massive Joe Studios Ushers in the Age of Monsters
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Casual games, Mobile, Mobile gaming, iOS, iPhone, iPhone App, iPhone Games

Los Angeles, CA - October 19, 2011

Massive Joe Studios, a Los Angeles-based mobile game developer, today announced the launch of their new iOS title, AOM – RPS, or Age of Monsters – Rock Paper Scissors for short. AOM – RPS transports players into a post-apocalyptic world (largely based on North Philadelphia) overrun by monsters. Players select from a series of iconic monster characters and challenge friends, talk smack, and make friendly wagers to determine the ultimate Rock Paper Scissors champion. AOM – RPS is the first in a series of games in the Age of Monsters world.

Creator and co-founder Jeff Matsuda, the Emmy Award winning Producer and Creative Director of The Batman cartoon, remarked, “When we came together, we thought, what would be the greatest waste of my talents? After much discussion we decided that a Rock Paper Scissors game was the perfect vehicle. We haven't really checked, but we're pretty sure this is the most epic version of Rock Paper Scissors ever.”

CEO and co-founder Mike Su further commented, “We’re really placing a big bet that the iOS ecosystem will some day be a huge market that can sustain indie developers like us. Luckily, we’ll have a first mover advantage in that I don’t think there are many people developing games for this platform.”

Players can use the game to decide who picks up the dinner tab, who has to wear their underwear on their head for the day, or to simply settle a score. They can connect with friends through OpenFeint, Facebook, or Twitter, and invite new friends via email or text message.

The young studio has also managed, through ethically questionable means, to convince some great people to say nice things about the game:

“Always bet on ROCK!” - Seth Green, Robot Chicken

“It's like Michael Bay and H.P. Lovecraft had a baby. A very disturbing but entertaining baby who lives inside your iPhone.” - John August, writer Go, Big Fish

"This app is the perfect fix until Hollywood comes out with a big-budget Rock, Paper, Scissors movie" - Jordan Mechner, Creator Prince of Persia, Karateka

Download Age of Monsters today in the App Store:

About Massive Joe Studios

Massive Joe Studios is a "lean studio", building IP and character driven casual games and apps. They focus on developing simple games with iconic characters that can be leveraged across other games and forms of media. Their first iOS title, Age of Monsters – Rock Paper Scissors, is a highly stylized take on the schoolyard classic game. The game launches in the iTunes store on October 19, 2011. You should download it and help a brother out.

twitter: @massivejoe @ageofmonsters