San Francisco, California – San Francisco, California – Today, Tap Saloon Inc., a social mobile game publisher launched its first game, Skinz Golf(TM) for the Apple iPhone, Skinz Golf is the first asynchronous player vs. player 3-D golf game designed specifically for a mobile device.
Skinz Golf is free to play, but offers users virtual goods from the pro shop to assist them with their shot making and scoring outcomes against their competition. Players can purchase mulligans (do-overs) when they hit a poor shot, or specialty balls and clubs which enable better ball flight, accuracy, and distance with each shot.
Players can challenge their Facebook friends or email contacts to a round of golf. They can invite up to three other competitors to participate in their round and play 20 rounds with others — all at the same time. During game play, players accrue Skinz(TM) to stay atop of the leader board and buy items from the pro shop.
Unlike other golf games in the market today, Skinz Golf uses patent pending swing motion technology to enable players to direct their shot making in a realistic manner. Skinz Golf features an intelligent game engine, rich 3-D graphics, and sound effects that create a socially engaging experience for both the casual gamer and the serious golf fan.
With a simple swipe of the finger, players can pull back their club to determine their level of ball trajectory and aim their shot based upon the course’s GPS coordinates. Players have the added challenge of factors such as wind speed, sand traps, and water hazards which all affect game play, shot making, and scoring outcomes.
According to Brock Mackenzie, current Nationwide and Web.com tour player, “The graphics and swing mechanics make it just like playing real world golf”. “Once you start playing the game, it is hard to stop playing … the game play is very fun and addicting”, added Mackenzie.
“During our limited release and testing phase, we received thousands of positive responses from our audience”, stated David Bass, Chief Executive Officer of Tap Saloon. “We are very excited to be introducing this game to a worldwide audience during the week of the PGA’s Players Championship at Kiawah Island”, added Bass.
Key features include:
* Free game play
* Player vs. player competition
* Pro shop items to improve game play and scoring outcomes
* Life-like 3-D imagery and game play movement
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 44.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Skinz Golf 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Skinz Golf 1.0
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Tap Saloon is based in San Francisco, CA with offices in Arizona, Michigan, and Bangalore. The company is specifically focused on building and marketing socially engaging mobile sports and recreation games. Future releases of Skinz Golf will be available for the iPad and Android devices and feature tournament play with physical product and cash prizes for top scorers. The company is operated by former Frog Design and Learning Company executives and funded through friends, family and angel investors. For more information about Skinz Golf, please visit Skinz Golf online. Copyright (C) 2012 Tap Saloon. 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.