Espoo, Finland — September 17 2014 — Today Plunder Pirates launches across the App Store worldwide. This new title from Midoki, and published by Rovio Stars, is set to raise the benchmark of mobile gaming. Apple continues to blur the lines between mobile and console gaming. Metal technology in iOS 8 allows Rovio Stars and Midoki to deliver a new level of graphics performance and encourage a new class of games, such as Plunder Pirates.
Plunder Pirates is a genre-defining game which takes combat strategy to the next level. The game, which has full Metal graphics support in iOS 8, uses dynamic PlunderCam™ technology that allows players to zoom, swivel and manipulate the game camera within a fully rendered 3D environment. Small details and character animations can be examined in close-up, cinematic cuts at literally any point in the game.
"With Plunder Pirates we wanted to bring our knowledge and expertise to mobile and create a genre defining product, with a stunning 3D environment, engaging gameplay, as well as multiple online and social features; we think we've done just that. And thanks to Rovio we are able to reach a far wider audience than we could have ever imagined.” said Chris Gage, Co-Founder of Midoki.
“Rovio Stars is all about publishing the best games from the best developers. Plunder Pirates sets a new benchmark of what a Rovio Stars game should be, and it’s an honor to have those sentiments shared by Ian Livingstone. Rovio Stars brings developers Rovio’s best in class tools to develop a hit franchise in the mobile space and beyond", said Jami Laes, EVP of Games at Rovio Entertainment.
Ian Livingstone CBE, games industry legend and Chairman of Midoki, commented, "Plunder Pirates is a fun-filled, visual epic which oozes personality and is a joy to play. It’s been a pleasure working with the team. I feel we have taken the combat strategy genre to mobile to a totally new level with Plunder Pirates’ stunning artistic style, 3D graphics and gameplay."
Plunder Pirates is available for free on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at: www.appstore.com/PlunderPirates.
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About Rovio Stars
Rovio Stars publishes promising games from the best developers. The first titles were released in the summer of 2013 to fan and critical acclaim. Since then, the 3rd party publishing program has released a total of 5 titles including Tiny Thief, Juice Cubes and Plunder Pirates. Developers interested in Rovio Stars can find more information at www.rovio.com/developers.
About Rovio Entertainment? Ltd.
Rovio Entertainment Ltd, the creator of Angry Birds™, is a global industry-changing entertainment media company headquartered in Finland that creatively combines digital with physical, breaking the boundaries of traditional content delivery. What started as a casual game in 2009 became an international phenomenon within a few months of its release. Today Angry Birds is not only the most downloaded game of all time, it is a worldwide known entertainment brand reaching out into publishing, licensing, animations, books and location based entertainment. Rovio's animated Angry Birds feature film is slated for July, 2016.
Midoki is a fresh games studio based in Warwickshire, England. Founded in late 2011 by a small team of veteran game developers, they have joined forces to bring a combined total of 100 years experience, creativity and passion to the mobile space. Midoki loves games, understand gamers and is focused on making ground-breaking, socially-connected games that deliver rich entertaining experiences.