|By Business Wire||
|May 28, 2014 07:02 AM EDT||
Skillz (www.skillz.com), the world’s premier cash tournament platform for mobile games, announced the launch of more than 150 games available on the App Store℠ today. The company also announced that over 300 studios with more than 2,700 games have selected the Skillz platform as their exclusive partner. Previously available only on Android, the Skillz SDK enables gamers to play their favorite skill-based mobile games in real money tournaments. For developers, Skillz provides a new revenue stream that improves user engagement and retention.
In skill-based games, a player’s ability rather than luck determines the outcome of the game. Cash competitions in skill-based games are legal in 37 US States for 180 million Americans.
“We’ve been waiting for a platform like Skillz. Now we can offer cash competitions just like offline sports such as golf, rodeos, and marathons,” said Carl Crossley of Touch Mechanics and developer of the hit title Strike! Real Money Bowling. “Not only does Skillz add stickiness to our game, it allows us to move away from intrusive advertising that disrupts our user experience.”
Skillz disclosed that their gamer community is growing by over 10,000 new users every day with early partners already generating more than $0.20 in incremental revenue per daily active user (ARPDAU).
“While some of the most well known and successful mobile games like Candy Crush are generating between $0.05 and $0.10 in ARPDAU, we have partners who have added three times that amount in incremental revenue through the addition of the Skillz cash tournament platform,” said Andrew Paradise, CEO and founder of Skillz. “Results like this are why we’ve had over 200 studios sign up as pre-launch customers and today have over 100 games available on the App Store.”
Skillz games that can be downloaded from the App Store include hit titles such as: Strike! Real Money Bowling, a game that boasts the best bowling controls and mechanics on mobile, Mini Golf 3D Putt Putt Game, which has already been downloaded more than 2 million times, and Diamond Strike, a fun and fast paced puzzle matching game.
New Skillz games include:
- Strike! Real Money Bowling by Touch Mechanics
- Mini Golf 3D Putt Putt Game by DMW Design Group
- Diamond Strike by Skillz Inc.
- Sushi Chop: Slash 4 Cash by Rogue Rocket
- Hardwood Freecell Challenge by Silver Creek Entertainment
- Survival Run with Bear Grylls by Floor84 Games
- Skate Trash by Boing
- Red Revenge by Cyscorpions Inc.
- Real Money Pool by Coeus Creative
- Full Color Solitaire by Full Color Games
- Gnarbike Trials Multiplayer Racer by Gnarly Games
For press materials, please visit: skillz.com/presskit
Skillz is the first company in the world to enable cash tournaments in mobile games. Skillz believes in making mobile games more fun for players while making game creation more lucrative for developers. Skillz enables new direct revenue for game developers, while enhancing rather than interrupting the gamer experience. In skill-based games, a player's ability rather than luck determines the outcome of the game, making real money competition legal across 37 states and roughly 75% of the world. Founded in 2012, the company has offices in San Francisco and Boston. Skillz has raised $10.3M in funding led by Atlas Venture and launched its proprietary platform in April 2013. To learn more, visit www.skillz.com/corporate.
Apple, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.
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