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Casual Online Game Company iWin Launches JoJo's Fashion Show(TM) 2 With OpenFeint and Announces Its Future Titles Will Use OpenFeint(November 10, 2009)
BURLINGAME, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/10/09 -- Aurora Feint Inc., developer of OpenFeint(TM), the leading social gaming platform for the iPhone®, and iWin announced that JoJo's Fashion Show(TM) 2 for iPhone, based on the hit online PC game, has launched with OpenFeint. iWin also announced that they will be including OpenFeint in their future iPhone titles.
"iWin is one of the leaders in the casual gaming space and have a fantastic line-up of iPhone titles which we will be working on together," said Jason Citron, founder and CEO of Aurora Feint. "JoJo's Fashion Show(TM) 2 is a great title to kick off our relationship and we're really impressed with the quality of the title and the way OpenFeint has been integrated."
"Using OpenFeint in JoJo's Fashion Show(TM) 2 proved to be extremely straightforward and we were able to use a wide range of OpenFeint features to great effect," said CJ Wolf, iWin's CEO. "We are confident that the combination of OpenFeint and the great gameplay will make JoJo's Fashion Show a huge hit with players!"
JoJo's Fashion Show(TM) 2 takes advantage of OpenFeint's Awards, Achievements and Facebook Connect features.
The game uses the hugely popular click management style of gameplay, but manages to innovate leveraging its fashion theme and the skills that are required in the catwalk world. In the game, players make stylish outfits from cute tops, elegant dresses and stunning heels as they showcase their fashion sense on runways from New York to Paris.
JoJo's Fashion Show(TM) 2 for the PC was downloaded more than 15 million times and was nominated for Best Casual Game for 2007.
About OpenFeint, Inc.:
OpenFeint, the leading social gaming platform for the iPhone with over 300 games live in the AppStore, over 800 more in development, and over 3000 registered application developers has become the de-facto choice for many game developers and publishers entering the social gaming space on the iPhone. OpenFeint combines the kind of capabilities that the Facebook application platform offers social game developers, with the kind of capabilities that Xbox® Live offers to console game developers in a simple, easily integrated open source client connected to a proven, scalable cloud based service. In addition to leaderboards, achievements, lobbies and a friend network including Facebook and Twitter integration, developers also get access to cross promotion and social discovery capabilities.
About iWin, Inc.:
iWin is a leading publisher and developer of online casual games for the mass market. The company operates iWin.com and offers over 800 download games, multiplayer games and ad-supported games provided entirely free to the end user. As a multi-platform publisher of casual games, iWin provides extensive resources, financing, marketing, and distribution services to independent game developers throughout the world. iWin received the most game nominations in 2007 by the Casual Games Association, making it the #1 casual game publisher of hit titles. Additionally, iWin's Jewel Quest II won the 2007 Zeeby for Best Puzzle Game of the Year. iWin has offices in San Francisco, Seattle and Kiev, Ukraine. Visit iWin at http://www.iwin.com.
Note: Aurora Feint(TM) is a trademark of Aurora Feint Inc., Apple, iPhone® and AppStore(TM) are trademarks of Apple Computer and Xbox® Live is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
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