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FUNZIO BRINGS ANDROID GAMERS INTO THE MOB LIFE WITH CRIME CITY

For the First Time, Android and iOS Gamers Can Fight With and Against Each Other With New Mobile Version of Hit Social Action Game

SAN FRANCISCO, CA– March 29, 2012– Funzio, the leading developer of midcore games for social and mobile platforms, today released Crime City for Android devices. For the first time in a mobile social action game, Funzio has created a true cross-platform mobile experience, allowing iOS and Android Crime City gamers to both team up in cooperative play and battle in competitive play for gangland dominance. Crime City can now be found on Google Play, formerly known as Android Market, and is free to download, joining the existing versions on the iTunes App Store, Facebook, and Google+.

"With the Android version of Crime City, we are now on every major social and mobile platform with the game, allowing our audience to connect and play," said Kenneth Chiu, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder, Funzio. " Crime City is leading the way in truly cross-platform mobile social action games, a unique aspect of the game experience that Funzio is dedicated to bringing to our players."

Crime City challenges players to become the top mob boss in their city by building up their hoods, inviting friends to be part of their gang and collecting hundreds of items to battle for dominance. Crime City has been built from the ground up as a native Android app in order to make full use of the tech features of the platform. Multiplayer battle and friend lists for the multiplayer portion of the game are hosted on Funzio’s own servers, so players can connect to their mobile Crime City friends on either iOS or Android, drawing upon an even larger group of potential allies and victims.

Crime City was first launched on Facebook in September 2010, where it quickly became one of the top five Facebook games of the year.? In August 2011, the game was selected by Google as one of the first ten titles to launch on Google+.? Crime City also came out on Apple iOS in August 2011, hit #1 on the Top Free chart on the iTunes App Store, and has been in the Top Grossing chart since then.

About Funzio:

Funzio leads in creating successful midcore multiplatform games for social and mobile platforms, including Facebook, Google+, iOS, and Android. Funzio's titles Crime City and Modern War became instant hits, holding top spots in the iTunes free and top grossing charts. Funzio was recently named“most innovative gaming startup” by The Wall Street Journal. Funzio is headquartered in San Francisco, California. For more information, visit: http://www.funzio.com.?

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