SPYR to Co-Publish New Mobile Game, Retro Shot, Developed by Former Rovio "Angry Birds" Team
DENVER, Oct. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SPYR, INC. (OTCQB: SPYR), a holding company with wholly owned subsidiaries in the digital publishing and advertising industry, mobile game and app development industry, and the food service industry, today announced that its subsidiary, SPYR APPS, LLC, has entered into an agreement with Super+ Games (www.superplusgames.com) to co-publish its new game, Retro Shot, a retro arcade game fully equipped with neon lights, an 80's synthwave soundtrack, free-to-play game mechanics and monetization. Super+ Games, a Finnish company, was founded by former Rovio employees who were part of the team that developed "Angry Birds".
Retro Shot has been in development for a number of months and is expected to be ready for soft launch by early November. A full launch in both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store is anticipated in December.
The three founders of Super+ Games, Petteri Linnakangas (CTO), Kalle Makinen (CEO) and Joonas Mäkilä (CCO), have almost 30 years of combined experience in the mobile games development industry and have been involved in the development of more than 70 titles, including such Finnish success stories as Angry Birds and the Flatout Series.
The development team describes Retro Shot as a unique combination of mini golf and 80's pinball games. Retro Shot has a very special soundtrack to complement its retro aesthetic. Finnish game musician Tommi Salomaa and Super+ are planning to release the sound track on Spotify after launch of the game.
Paul Thind, Managing Director of Games & Applications states, "We are proud to announce our first third-party game that will be published under the SPYR APPS label. We are also excited about the opportunity to co-publish a game with Super+. The Super+ team has a vast amount of experience creating successful titles and has a pedigree that is second-to-none, having worked at top mobile games companies like Rovio, Bugbear, and Digital Chocolate.
The creativity of Retro Shot and the 80's retro style of the game design and artwork will appeal to many people who love this kind of look and feel. The game is set in techno world complete with lasers, mist, exhaust fumes, explosions and neon lights. With solid multi-level design and a great look and feel, we are looking forward to launching this game very soon and hope that it will be a great success!"
Kalle Makinen, CEO of Super+ Games states, "Our Super+ team can hardly wait for the day our debut title Retro Shot hits the stores and people all over the world can enjoy the arcade experience the game is about. We believe that especially players who have grown up in noisy arcade halls playing flashy pinball games and have a love for the sounds and visuals of the 80s, are going to fall in love with Retro Shot and the original soundtrack we composed for it. Together with SPYR's super team, we are going to distribute Retro Shot for all the old and new 80s fans out there."
SPYR, INC. is a holding company that through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Franklin Networks, Inc., is engaged in digital publishing and advertising operations, and through its wholly-owned subsidiary SPYR APPS, LLC, is engaged in mobile application and game development. SPYR, INC. also owns and operates an "American Diner" theme restaurant located in the Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania called "Eat at Joe's®" through its other wholly-owned subsidiary, E.A.J.: PHL Airport Inc. The Company is currently exploring opportunities for additional acquisitions in these and other verticals, including mobile application and game development, in order to expand its holdings, to drive and increase revenue and to generate profits and build value for shareholders.
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