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Animoca Surpasses 220 Million Downloads and Launches Star Girl: Valentine Hearts

Animoca Surpasses 220 Million Downloads and Launches Star Girl: Valentine Hearts

Mobile game publisher expands portfolio with dating sim and other exciting new titles

 

Hong Kong – February 13, 2014 – It’s only February, but it has already been a busy year for mobile game developer and publisher Animoca, which today announced the launch of several new games including Star Girl: Valentine Hearts, a new dating simulation and fashion RPG game available worldwide on Google Play and the Amazon Appstore. Animoca also announced that it has surpassed 220 million total app installs, a milestone that puts it in rare company among mobile developers.

Launching just in time for the year’s most romantic holiday, Star Girl: Valentine Hearts joins the suite of fashion RPG games in the Star Girl franchise, including Star Girl, Star Girl: Beauty Queen, Star Girl Moda Italia, and Star Girl Christmas. Players can carry over their Star Girl character from other titles in the franchise and dress up in Valentine’s Day-themed clothes and accessories in order to look their best when trying to find a special date for the big day.

“I’m proud of our team’s commitment to producing high quality games and creating original, innovative mobile experiences,” said David Kim, co-founder and CEO of Animoca. “The new Animoca games launched so far this year are just a sign of things to come as we prepare to announce several more exciting new launches in the coming weeks.”

In addition to Star Girl: Valentine Hearts, other new titles recently released by Animoca include:

Pretty Pet Jewel Town: Cuby and the rest of the crew are back in this clever new addition to the Pretty Pets franchise. Players solve complicated puzzles by matching shiny, colorful jewels, win prizes and collectibles by drawing from a Gashapon machine; and decorate their own room.

Clumsy Cuby – Interactive Pet: Years before he started a pet salon with his friends, Cuby was a cute, loveable and sometimes clumsy baby pet. Kids will love to interact with baby Cuby in 3D as they make him dance, feed him lollipops, play Peek-a-boo and more!

Beauty Idol: Anime and manga never looked this good! This fashion RPG lets players chase the dream lifestyle of a glamorous rock star, actress or supermodel. Dress for success in whatever style you prefer and enjoy the life of an up-and-coming celebrity idol!

Doraemon Repair Shop: continuing Animoca’s tradition of hit time-management games, Doraemon Repair Shop will test your speed, reflexes and strategic thinking as you help the futuristic robot cat Doraemon and his friends to restore customers’ broken appliances and furniture in an effort to recycle materials and save the planet.

Hidden Origin: Lost Mystery: discover the truth behind your forgotten identity while investigating mysterious occurrences around the city. Play this spellbinding hidden object game, which offers a wide variety of brain-racking puzzles, mini-games, and an immersive story brimming with mystery, intrigue and surprises.

All games are available for free and can be downloaded at the following links:

Star Girl: Valentine Hearts:
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.animoca.google.starGirlValentine
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00I0W6GJY
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/star-girl-valentine-hearts/id793777537

Pretty Pet Jewel Town:
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.animoca.google.prettyPetJewelTown

Clumsy Cuby – Interactive Pet:
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.animoca.google.petcuby

Beauty Idol:
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.animoca.google.beautyIdol
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HSNPVR4
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id783485175

Doraemon Repair Shop:
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.doraemon.doraemonRepairShop
Amazon: www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HQYCBG4
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id730256227

Hidden Origin: Lost Mystery:
Amazon Appstore: http://www.amazon.com/Animoca-Hidden-Origin-Lost-Mystery/dp/B00GYY7Q94

About Animoca
Animoca is a leading developer and publisher of mobile games and edutainment apps for global audiences. The company has released more than 300 apps across multiple platforms, with more than 220 million game downloads since its launch in January 2011. Animoca’s Pretty Pet Salon franchise and the Star Girl series have become wildly popular with audiences throughout the world, earning high acclaim from gamers and reviewers alike. Animoca also publishes popular apps for children under its Baby Cortex brand. For more information, visit www.animoca.com.

 

 

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Double Gold Success for Outblaze’s Animoca

Double Gold Success for Outblaze’s Animoca

Hong Kong’s leading mobile games developer wins at HKICT Awards 2013

Hong Kong, 11th April 2013 – Hong Kong-based mobile games developer, Animoca (Outblaze Ventures), received two Gold Awards at the annual Hong Kong ICT Awards, the largest and best-recognized technology awards scheme in the territory. Animoca collected a Gold award for Best Business (Start Up) for Animoca, and also a Gold award for Best Digital Entertainment (Entertainment Software) for the game Star Girl.

The assessment was carried out over a period of several weeks by the Hong Kong Computer Society and the Hong Kong Productivity Council acting on behalf of the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2013 scheme. The awards were presented to Animoca at a formal ceremony and gala on April 8, 2013.

Animoca, the consumer facing brand of Outblaze Ventures, achieved considerable success in its first two years of operation, not only reaching profitability but also becoming one of Asia’s largest app game developers and publishers.

Star Girl is a free game developed and published by Animoca, available for Android, iOS, and Amazon. Star Girl lets players create a virtual celebrity and determine her career, appearance and social life. The highly-rated game features music by Blush, the Hong Kong based girl band who made history by being the first Asian artist to reach both #1 and #3 on the US Billboard Dance Chart. Download Star Girl from Google Play, the Amazon Appstore, and Apple’s iTunes.

After receiving the awards, Outblaze CEO and Animoca co-founder Yat Siu commented: “We are deeply honoured by this recognition. The international success of Animoca in the highly competitive app game development space is a positive reflection on Hong Kong’s vibrant and rapidly growing technology industry, and these two HKICT awards recognize the uniqueness and strength of the Outblaze and Animoca business model.”

Star Girl download links:

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.animoca.google.starGirl

Amazon Appstore: http://www.amazon.com/Animoca-Star-Girl/dp/B00A9NXGAO

Apple iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/star-girl/id541835159?mt=8

About Animoca (Outblaze Ventures)

Animoca (Outblaze Ventures) was founded in Hong Kong in 2011. The company was incubated at Outblaze, one of Hong Kong’s most renowned technology companies. Animoca grew quickly to become a globally recognized multiplatform developer and publisher of entertainment applications (apps) for smartphones and tablets, accruing hundreds of Top 10 Charts entries all over the world. Animoca produces and publishes original games like the Pretty Pet Salon series and the smash hit Star Girl among many others. For more information please visit www.animoca.com and www.outblaze.com.

About the Hong Kong ICT Awards

Launched in 2006 with full support from the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, the annual Hong Kong ICT Awards aim to recognise and promote the achievements of local information and communications technology (ICT) professionals and organisations working in ICT innovation and application. For more information please visit http://www.hkictawards.hk.

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