Bubble Gum Interactive is passionate about creating fun, story-driven game experiences for players around the world. Today we’re excited to announce that our game is the first title to launch on the Tango games platform. Tango is all-in-one messaging and entertainment platform with more than 120 million users that enables people to connect with friends and family in a way that is easy, spontaneous and fun. Jetpack Jinx for Tango on iOS is the very first title to launch and brings fast, zany fun to Tango’s users.
Here’s the press release shared today by Tango announcing their platform and welcoming Jetpack Jinx. You can play Jetpack Jinx for Tango for free on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Jetpack Jinx for Tango will be launching in July.
TANGO LAUNCHES NEW CONTENT PLATFORM, EXPANDING SERVICES INTO ENTERTAINMENT
Company Partnering with World-Class Developers to bring Games and More to Messaging App
Mountain View, Calif., June 6, 2013 – Tango, an all-in-one messaging app with over 120 million members – of which almost half are North American based – today launched a platform that stems from strategic partnerships with mobile application developers in the gaming industry. The launch signals a companywide strategic step forward from a leading messaging app into a broad-based ecosystem combining communications and entertainment.
Today Tango also revealed it has cemented its first entertainment partnership with Gameloft, a Top 10 international publisher of digital and social games that developed “Candy Block Breaker for Tango” on iOS for the Tango platform.
The Gameloft alliance is Tango’s latest affiliation with world-class companies such as Warner Music Group, American Greetings, Marvel and more.
“The launch of our platform is a significant moment for Tango,” said Uri Raz, Tango co-founder and CEO. “We have married messaging with entertainment, moving us closer to our goal of becoming a destination for family and friends. Using the platform, our members can move beyond messaging to discover and share entertaining content we now offer. We’re not only enabling all forms of communication, but promoting rich and meaningful interactions that enhance and drive engagement.”
The move is a first for Gameloft as well. “Tango is developing best-in-class partnerships, and we are thrilled to be the first game publisher using their new platform,” said Baudouin Corman, Gameloft VP of Publishing. “On a monthly basis, Tango members play over 20M games with just a handful of titles, so working with the company will allow us to reach a broad and engaged audience.”
Additionally, Tango is working with other developers such as Bubble Gum Interactive – a game development studio headquartered in Sydney, Australia – that developed “JetPack Jinx for Tango,” also on iOS for the Tango platform.
“Tango is rapidly growing and evolving to meet the needs of consumers,” said Eric Setton, co-founder and CTO of Tango. “We’re a steadfast innovative engine, inspired by providing the ultimate communication experience for those who connect on our app. Partnering with entertainment is just the tip of the iceberg.”
Both games are available in the iTunes App store today and will be available in the Google Play Store in July.
Developers interested in working with Tango should visit www.tango.me/partners/ for information on the platform SDK.
Tango, an all-in-one messaging and entertainment platform with more than 120 million users, enables people to connect with friends and family in a way that is easy, spontaneous and fun. Tango allows users to send free text messages, play games, and make free phone and video calls. Tango works on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, hundreds of Android phones and Windows Phone 7, as well as tablets and PCs, and provides high quality experience over 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi. Founded in September 2009, Tango is based in Mountain View, California. For more information, visit www.tango.me.
A leading global publisher of digital and social games, Gameloft® has established itself as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000. Gameloft creates games for all digital platforms, including mobile phones, smartphones and tablets (including Apple® iOS and Android® devices), set-top boxes, connected TVs and consoles. Gameloft operates its own established franchises such as Asphalt®, Real Football®, Modern Combat, and N.O.V.A.: Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance®, and also partners with major rights holders including Marvel®, Hasbro®, FOX®, Mattel® and Ferrari®.
Gameloft is present on all continents, distributes its games in over 100 countries and employs over 5,000 developers.
Gameloft is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN: FR0000079600, Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA). Gameloft’s sponsored Level 1 ADR (ticker: GLOFY) is traded OTC in the U.S.
About Bubble Gum Interactive
Bubble Gum Interactive is an independent game studio headquartered in Sydney, Australia. Established to create compelling and engaging multi-platform gaming experiences, the studio produces family friendly casual mobile games and virtual worlds, with a focus on quality storytelling, innovative and fun game play. The multi-award winning Space Heroes Universe! virtual world is played by kids from over 100 countries. Our first game for mobile, Jetpack Jinx is available for Google Play and Apple iOS with a slate of games launching in 2013 including the highly anticipated Cake Bake Blitz. Discover more at www.bubbleguminteractive.com.