SAN FRANCISCO--(Freeverse, a leading developer and publisher for the iPhone and iPod touch, is the first partner of the Plus+ Network, a service of iPhone publisher ngmoco. Plus+ introduces a powerful set of features that expand the value of playing games to include social, competitive and personal achievement elements. Fans of Freeverse games will now be able to create friend lists, post status updates and develop a cross game Plus+ profile that grows with their gaming success & actions. In addition, users can view what friends are playing, challenge them to beat top scores, and earn and boast about awards.)--
“As Freeverse is a premier iPhone game publisher, we are very proud that the studio is our first partner to bring its high caliber of popular games to Plus+”
"Freeverse fans are always eager to engage meaningfully with their social groups and share the games they love, so integrating Plus+ into our games was a natural choice for us," said Ian Lynch Smith, president, Freeverse. "Whether players want to follow their friends’ activities, set up their own challenges and invite friends to play, the Plus+ network offers that functionality today and is poised to offer even more in the future. We’re confident that Plus+ promises to be the definitive social map iPhone players have been searching for.”
Fans will soon be able to take advantage of all the Plus+ features in Freeverse’s popular games for iPhone and iPod touch. The first Freeverse title to include Plus+ integration will be the highly anticipated new 3D space trading and conquest game, Warpgate. This upcoming game, where players can master the galactic commodities market, battle space pirates, and meet several alien species, will feature leaderboards and a number of exciting, unlockable awards. Freeverse will also be incorporating Plus+ into its blockbuster game Flick Fishing, which has sold over a million copies.
"As Freeverse is a premier iPhone game publisher, we are very proud that the studio is our first partner to bring its high caliber of popular games to Plus+,” said Simon Jeffery, chief publishing officer, Plus+. “We are excited to add even more to the Freeverse fan’s experience through the Plus+ Network, which has been specifically designed to enhance the fun of playing games on the iPhone and iPod touch.”
Freeverse strives to develop and publish seamless software, with a particular concentration on the Mac and iPhone platforms. Our developed and published titles have been honored with more Apple Design Awards than any other company. With 2 of the Top 10 paid iPhone Apps of All-Time, Freeverse is at the forefront of creating compelling, cutting edge games. Headquartered in New York City, Freeverse draws upon the talents of artists, programmers and sound designers from around the globe.
The Plus+ Network is social play service by ngmoco, harnessing the iPhone OS 3.0 technology. Plus+ enables players to create a persistent profile, challenge friends via social channels, compete for leaderboard glory, participate in game events and discover new games.
Headquartered in San Francisco, ngmoco was founded in 2008 by games industry veterans committed to the new mobile landscape opened up by Apple’s iPhone. ngmoco creates and publishes games built specifically for the iPhone made in collaboration with the best and brightest game makers in the world. Founded by Neil Young, Bob Stevenson, Alan Yu and Joe Keene, the company’s investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Norwest Venture Partners and Maples Investments.
To witness the lives and minds of the ngmoco team at work on the future of iPhone and iPod touch games, visit http://www.ngmoco.com