|[December 13, 2012]
Freeverse and The Dimensional Branding Group Bring Skee-Ball 2 to the Apple App Store
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
Freeverse, a subsidiary of DeNA Co., Ltd. (TSE: 2432), and The
Dimensional Branding Group (DBG), the licensing agency responsible for
Skee-Ball licensing and promotions, announced today that they are
releasing the sequel to the highly acclaimed Skee-Ball game on iOS with
Skee-Ball 2. The new mobile game is now available for download for the
iPhone (News - Alert), iPad and iPod Touch.
Skee-Ball 2 is the sequel to one of the best-selling iOS games of all
time. With a quick flick, the player rolls the ball up the ramp and into
one of the numbered holes for points, tickets, tokens and achievements.
Players simply flick their finger across the screen or make a bowling
motion and then tilt the device to add spin.
"With this sequel to the highly acclaimed original Skee-Ball, we are
pleased to introduce a number of new and improved features in Skee-Ball
2," said Doug Scott, vice president of marketing and revenue at DeNA's
U.S. subsidiary ngmoco (News - Alert), LLC. "This classic arcade game is easy to learn
and will be hard to put down for fans of the original Skee-Ball mobile
game and new fans looking for a fun, casual game to play on their mobile
The new game is reinvented with many new features and game mechanics,
including multiplayer to compete with friends, retina graphics,
authentic Skee-ball sounds, improved NVIDIA (News - Alert) PhysX engine that delivers
console-quality physics so the ball rolls and bounces
hyper-realistically, and new east light mapping technology that
provides real-time, realistic lighting.
"The new state-of-the-art multiplayer Skee-Ball 2 game illustrates DBG,
Skee-ball amusement games, and Freeverse's pursuit to continue to
improve the number one ranked iOS arcade game brand for the millions of
engaged fans around the world," said Larry Seidman, CEO of DBG.
To download Skee-Ball 2 on the Apple (News - Alert) App Store, please visit: http://freeverse.com/skeeball2.
DeNA Co., Ltd. is a global Internet company focused on social game
platform as well as social games, e-commerce and other Web services for
mobile devices and PCs. DeNA's current flagship business is its mobile
social game platform Mobage, which offers first-, second- and
third-party games on multiple localized user networks across nations.
The original Mobage network in Japan currently serves over 45 million
registered users with nearly 2,000 titles. Founded in 1999 as a small
startup in Tokyo, DeNA currently has over 2,000 employees worldwide
working at offices and development studios in 16 cities across 11
countries and regions. The company generated annual sales of more than
1.8 billion U.S. dollars in the fiscal year ended March 2012. DeNA is
listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (2432). For more information, visit: www.dena.jp/intl.
About Dimensional Branding Group, LLC:
The San Francisco Bay Area based brand extension agency that focuses on
brand licensing, business development and promotion services with a
unique emphasis on the interactive & digital channels. DBG specializes
in developing toys & games, iconic brands & digital trademarks into
entertainment placement and new extension markets. Its clients include
PlayStation, (including game titles such as God of War, Ratchet and
Clank, and Little Big Planet, among others), Miniclip, Temple Run, Horn,
Hawken, Fight My Monster, Jenga, Skee-Ball, Chronicle Books, Urban
Dictionary, Miniclip and its company owned titles (Gravity Guy, Fragger,
8 Ball Pool), Worst-Case Scenario, Bob's Space Racers among others. www.dimensionalbranding.com
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