Leamington Spa, United Kingdom – Gobang Social is a challenging, turn based, strategy game available globally for free on the App Store. It is the first game from Leamington Spa, UK based startup Kwalee.
The core game mechanic of Gobang Social was arrived at after much prototype play testing. The game’s goal is to connect five bombs within a 12 x 12 matrix, whilst competing against Facebook friends. The game is easy to pick up but players can get really good at it using various strategies.
The company decided to take no risks with its first launch, rolling the game out gradually around the world whilst simultaneously making revisions based on feedback, such as the addition of in-game chat.
Version 1.2 was released in Asia and Australia last week and the launch went so well that the UK was added on Friday. Over the weekend Gobang Social was extensively downloaded and received much positive feedback from many quarters. So now there is no hindrance to everyone being able to play it as Gobang Social is available on every Apple App Store in the world. It has gone global.
David Darling, Kwalee CEO is delighted to be in the market:
“In just 6 months we have created a fantastic team who have delivered their first game. We will now build on this and will continue to recruit good people so we can create the entertainment that the market wants.”
Bruce Everiss, CMO, is also positive:
“Most of the people who play this game play it quite a lot with their friends. This social aspect, and the fact that it is not time consuming, bring an extra little bit of fun to the modern lifestyle.”
Kwalee’s debut game, Gobang Social is available on the iPhone and iPad for free from the App Store. Download it now.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 1.2 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Gobang Social 1.2 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Kwalee is a startup company based in Leamington Spa to develop and publish apps for mobile devices. Founded by David Darling CBE who has many decades of experience at the top level of the video game industry with contributions to very many #1 games on many platforms in his CV. Kwalee is different. We seek to excite and entertain our customers with innovative new products that provide special experiences. Our ethos is based around a set of core values that put the customer first and which harness the creative skills of our staff to the maximum in order to do so. Kwalee is still at its beginning and so is very actively recruiting those special people who want to join us in our exciting journey. Copyright (C) 2012 Kwalee. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.