Mobile Entertainment Network Debuts First Licensed Game
Los Angeles, Nov. 20, 2013 – Scopely, a next-generation mobile entertainment network, today announced the launch of Skee-Ball Arcade™, the only officially licensed Skee-Ball® game on mobile. Developed by Big Cave Games, the independent studio that created the award-winning ORC: Vengeance, Scopely’s Skee-Ball Arcade brings a new look and experience to the game that’s been beloved by arcade-goers worldwide for more than 100 years. - Skee-Ball Arcade is now available to download for free for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch from the App Store, or for Android devices from Google Play, and will be available soon from the Amazon App Store.
“Skee-Ball is a classic game and an arcade favorite. Skee-Ball Arcade puts a modern, social twist on it by giving players the chance to test their Skee-Ball skills against competitors anytime, anywhere,” said Walter Driver, co-founder and CEO, Scopely. “Big Cave has developed a game players of all ages can enjoy, and we’re thrilled to release Skee-Ball Arcade through our Developer Network to help them gain visibility and audience.”
Skee-Ball fans can join daily in-game tournaments with players from all over the world, challenging friends via Facebook and SMS or matching skills with a random buddy. All players who log into Skee-Ball Arcade now through Jan. 17, 2014 will be entered into a sweepstakes for the chance to win a real-life Skee-Ball machine.
Launching with five unique machines, including Classic, Galaxy, Basketball, Candy and Pinball, Scopely will release new machines for Skee-Ball Arcade each month. Each machine comes with a unique set of power-ups, including:
o Straight Shot: Rocket the ball straight down the lane
o Lane Charger: Activates all 4x point multipliers on the lanes
o Cluster Ball: Ball explodes into three more balls for optimal point-scoring
o Sweet Shot: Activates all 4x point multipliers on all cups
o Slow Time: Activates a slow-motion camera for maximum ball control
o Triple Ball: Roll three balls at once for triple scoring
o Multi Ball: Splits ball for double score
Today’s launch of Skee-Ball Arcade expands the portfolio of Scopely’s leading mobile multiplayer titles, including hit games Dice With Buddies, Mini-Golf MatchUp and Wordly, all of which reached the Top 5 ranking on the App Store. Fans already playing another Scopely With Buddies™ game can easily log in with the same account to quickly get rolling in Skee-Ball Arcade.
Assets, including screenshots, logos and the official game trailer, can be downloaded here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/vzcg544cb531mzu/-bm9HKOvAP
Scopely is a next generation mobile entertainment network that provides an entirely new development and distribution model to developers. Through its Developer Network, Scopely works with the top independent studios to co-develop multiplayer games that leverage its network for technology, distribution and monetization, leveling the playing field for mobile games and allowing the smallest mobile developer to compete with global gaming giants. Scopely was founded in 2011 by social gaming entrepreneur Walter Driver, former Applied Semantics co-founder Eytan Elbaz, former lead software developer on MySpace's Developer Platform, Ankur Bulsara and startup veteran Eric Futoran. The company is based in Los Angeles and funded by Anthem Venture Partners, The Chernin Group, Felicis Ventures, Greycroft Venture Partners, Lerer Ventures, New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Red Swan Ventures.
About Big Cave Games
Based in Dallas, Texas, Big Cave Games was co-founded by game industry veterans Andrew Welch and Ryan Rutherford. With over two decades of combined experience working on AAA console and PC titles including the Call of Duty™, Rage ™ and Doom ™ franchises, they now bring their passion for building games people want to play to the mobile games market. Their first mobile title, ORC:Vengeance, received numerous awards including a prestigious Apple Editor's Choice and a Best of App Store 2012 Showcase Games award.