WildTangent Games Launches New Social Games Category

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Hits From “It Girl” to New Releases Such as “Odd Manor” Now Live in the Service

 

REDMOND, WA–(Marketwire – Jul 1, 2011) – WildTangent today announced that social games are live in the WildTangent games service with many more arriving soon. Players can enjoy some of the most popular social games available, such as Crowdstar’s It Girl played by more than six million people each month, and new releases such as Odd Manor, from KingX Studios. Social game developers can now leverage an additional distribution opportunity through WildTangent’s service which reaches a highly engaged group of players.

“Just like on social networking sites, players have the choice to connect and play with friends or choose to play alone,” said Sean Vanderdasson, senior vice president at WildTangent. “Players can take advantage of our virtual currency, WildCoins, to get in-game items and power-ups to make their game even more exciting.”

“Players should keep an eye out for BrandBoost,” Vanderdasson continued. “Top brand advertisers will give away free in-game items when players watch a video or otherwise engage with their brand.”

Social games live today include:

  • It Girl by Crowdstar
  • Polar Bowler Strike! by WildTangent
  • Build-A-Lot Metropolis by HitPoint
  • Gun Bros by HitPoint
  • Organized Crime by HitPoint
  • Odd Manor by KingX Studios
  • Penguin World by Bitrhymes
  • Salon Street by Bitrhymes

In honor of a new social games category, WildTangent is kicking off a Social Summer Sweepstakes. From July 1 through July 8, WildTangent will be giving away 10,000 WildCoins to players who enter its sweepstakes. Each day, players can learn clues to answers only found within the games. One grand prize winner will receive 1,000 WildCoins. Two second place winners will win 500 WildCoins. Four third place winners will win 250 WildCoins and 70 people will win 100 WildCoins. For more information, please visit http://www.wildtangent.com/socialsummer.


Odd Manor is debuting worldwide this week and promises to deliver an enchanting adventure set in a magical English estate with gnomes, faeries, charmed plants, and mystical creatures.

About WildTangent
WildTangent operates a cross-platform games service that allows consumers around the world to access downloadable, online and social games through one convenient Games App. Fueled by our digital currency, WildCoins, and a proprietary ad platform, BrandBoost, the service delivers the most cost efficient way to play games. Consumers can rent games, purchase them or play for free courtesy of brand advertisers.

WildTangent Media also powers advertising for a growing portfolio of 3rd party online and social game developers enabling brands to reach more than 175 million monthly players worldwide with engagement based advertising through our BrandBoost network. BrandBoost has been adopted by premium publishers like Crowdstar, Playdom, Sony Online Entertainment and DreamWorks and is utilized by major global brand advertisers like Unilever, P&G, Microsoft, Kraft and others.