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SAN JOSE, CA - January 25, 2012PlayPhone®, Inc., a global leader in mobile social gaming, today announced that it has ramped up the games offerings for its state-of-the-art social gaming network, PlayPhone Social Gaming Network (SGN), for mobile devices supporting Android, iOS and HTML5 platforms.  As the first truly integrated social gaming network, PlayPhone is debuting games from the world’s best developers, including Celander, SoToDo Games, Auer Media, Hive Media, Calibre Games, Tianjin Pictograph, China Wireless Arts, Nimbus Games, Big Blue Bubble, and more.

Adding content to its already vast catalogue that includes hits like Castle of Shadows, Rebels & Rulers, Fish Reef, Farm Invaders, and Poker LIVE!, gamers can look forward to playing the following games over the next month:


A follow up to hit game Burn the Rope, the sequel Burn the Rope: Worlds and Friends from Big Blue Bubble brings totally new and unique gameplay mechanics combined with the well-known gameplay and visual style of the original.  Burn the Rope: Worlds and Friends is a challenging game where players try to burn as much rope as possible in each level, but there’s a catch! The fire only burns upwards, leaving the player to tilt and turn the phone to keep the flame alive.

BATTLENOVA (Android, iOS):

Players join a cross-platform battle for the survival of the universe in this massively multiplayer, sci-fi real-time strategy game from SoToDo Games. Construct urban worlds, train heroes, develop combat skills, strategize battle plans and prepare for an epic intergalactic war for survival.  With over 600 quests, 400 weapons, three races, 30 unique battle units and 45 different fortresses with 10 upgrade levels per fortress; Battlenova provides hundreds of hours of space strategy and combat action.   


Journey to Egypt from China Wireless Arts transports players to the land of the Nile where they are submerged into an ancient Egyptian mystery and challenged to solve the secret of the “Pyramid Millennium.”   It’s a heroic adventure filled with fast-paced arcade combat, cryptic Egyptian themes and an immersive storyline.


Tanks are pitted against Wizards in this fast-paced multiplayer artillery game developed by PlayPhone. The players’ mission is to destroy opponents while avoiding enemy fire. Through the course of game, players gain experience, unlock and buy more powerful weapons, customize item slots, and more.


Candypot! Pocket from Hive Media is a magical social puzzle game where players need to be quick and smart in order to score points and find ingredients for new candy types.  Between matches, in the “Candy Craft” area, players can use these ingredients to create their own candy with special attributes.


Hamster Blaster from Nimbus Games is a puzzle game in which players launch hamsters out of cannons to collect coins.  Game includes multiple upgrade categories, including: Cannons, Explosives, Gloves, Blade Fans, Outfits and Armor, and Headgear. As you propel through the air, players collect coins and special items hanging from the floating balloons to gain points and power-ups.


Play live, real-time multiplayer Bingo LIVE! with your friends and other users from this title developed by Calibre Games. Enjoy the excitement of winning and calling “BINGO!” Choose from Full Bingo or Line Bingo, and multiple rooms with up to six players per room. Players can tap innovative bonus Bingo tiles to win more Bingo Gold.

FISH REEF (Android):

Get into Fish Reef from Talent Walker and ensnare as many fish you can with your trusty net shooter. Just tap the screen to shoot your nets, and watch your points increase with every catch. Players can see how they stack up against the competition, and enjoy the beautiful scenery!


Puzzle Rivals from Nimbus Games tells a story of brave folks of a forgotten nation. A deep evil force consumed this nation and few escaped, their memories lost. Players fight a long path ahead hoping to meet friends, increase their strength and finally to protect their family from this evil force.

PET KINGDOM (Android):

Pet Kingdom compels players to nurture and train their pet to become a trustworthy friend and ally as they embark on an adventure-filled journey to befriend the powerful Kate and eradicate the Ghost King in this engaging pet game from China Wireless Arts. 

SMARTQUIZ  LIVE!(Android and iOS)

SmartQuiz LIVE! takes the traditional game show concept and turns it upside down.  Up to 5 players compete in LIVE multiplayer trivia question rounds where the trivia is based on pop culture, historic and non-traditional trivia categories. Its lightning-fast action where one player is destined to become the “Caveman” of trivia, another may use a “help-line” to “stay in play” and ultimately one is crowned the SmartQuiz Champion. 

“With support from some of the world’s best developers, we are proud to be able to offer players a wide selection of games across various genres via the PlayPhone SGN,” said Anders Evju, SVP and GM, PlayPhone, Inc.  “PlayPhone SGN is evolving as the destination for social gaming on smartphones and tablets, as demonstrated by our 100 percent month over month MAU increases, a trend we expect will continue. PlayPhone is committed to building the best, most active social gaming network for both players and developers.”

The PlayPhone SGN seamlessly delivers social games to mobile gamers and provides developers access to its over 35 million registered users.  It is the first true social gaming network and today offers advanced cross-platform social features including synchronous multiplayer gaming and deep social integration via smartphones and tablets. The PlayPhone SGN supports all leading platforms, including Android, iOS, Adobe AIR, and HTML5.

About PlayPhone, Inc.

PlayPhone® is a global leader in delivering mobile social gaming via smartphones and tablets through its cross-platform PlayPhone social gaming network (SGN).  With a presence in more than 25 countries throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America, PlayPhone’s mobile gaming platform provides developers with the ability to launch and monetize social games around the globe.  The PlayPhone developers program includes support for all leading platforms: Android, iOS, Adobe AIR, HTML5, with full support for Unity; W7P and Marmalade support coming soon.  Based in San Jose, Calif., PlayPhone is funded by top venture firms Menlo Ventures, Cardinal Venture Capital, Coral Group, and Scale Venture Partners.