This weekend we are going to do something different, we are turning our entire in-game ad network over to the UN Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign.
Nothing But Nets is a grassroots campaign to prevent malaria by sending long-lasting insecticide-treated nets to families in Africa. Malaria is a leading killer of children in Africa and refugees are especially at risk. Approximately two million people will play a FlipSide5 iPhone or iPod touch game over holiday weekend and when they do they will learn about the Campaign and the fight to stop malaria.
Long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets are one of the easiest and cost-effective methods of preventing the spread of the malaria. Bed nets prevent malaria transmission by creating a protective barrier against mosquitoes at night, when the vast majority of transmissions occur. It costs just $10 to purchase and deliver a net to a refugee in need, and to educate the recipient on its proper use.
To learn more please visit NothingButNets
So while you are playing one of the games this weekend take a little time out to learn how you can help prevent malaria and protect some of the world's most vulnerable.
Checkers is our most socially networked game ever and we hope that with its industry leading game play and network features it will develop a strong following in the iPhone and iPod touch communities.
Checkers comes in both free and paid flavors.
The paid version shows of a new online matching feature where you will be matched against a player who's ranked similarly to you. That way your challenged but not blown off the board every time you play.
Also, Checkers tweets here: checkersFS5
You can find the full press release here: the full press release
Mancala: FS5 is currently the #1 board game for the iPhone with 250,000 downloads during its first week. Users are raving about the game calling it “addictive” and a “must-have”. The online gameplay and AIM integration keeps players coming back.
Mancala: FS5 brings leading social-networking capabilities along with best-in-class graphics, sounds and game play to the classic game of Mancala on the iPhone. In addition to three difficulty levels in one-player mode, the game supports three styles of two player game play: local area network, anonymous internet play, and internet play between AIM buddies with full instant messaging capabilities.
“Mancala: FS5 is the first iPhone game to have integrated the OpenAIM protocols - allowing AIM users to play games with their buddies while on the go. FlipSide5 has opened up new possibilities in social gaming on the iPhone.” said Todd Brannam, Chief Architect of AOL’s iPhone Application Team. “I look forward to seeing the evolution of social gaming from FlipSide5.”
“We have learned a lot with our previous social-networked games and wanted to push the envelope.” said Michael Sanford, President of FlipSide5, Inc. “We have also licensed our social gaming engine to Zerion Software in their new game ‘Rochambeau’.”
Mancala: FS5 joins the FlipSide5 product suite of Touch Hockey, Tic-Tac-Touch and Touch4. FlipSide5 games are currently on over 4 million iPhones and iPods with over 1.5 million online iPhone games played a month. Over the last 3 months, FlipSide5 has seen over 6.5 million downloads of their games.
Mancala: FS5 is being featured in the App Store in the “Best Family Games” section by Apple.
Pricing and Availability:
Mancala: FS5 is available today for $1.99 and a fully-featured ad-supported version is available for free.
RESTON, VA - FlipSide5, Inc. re-launches entire iPhone lineup; Touch4, Tic-Tac-Touch and the current #1 iPhone download, Touch Hockey. This lineup features social gaming highlighted by its “one-tap play” technology, instant messaging and online gaming support and all for free. The extreme popularity of Touch Hockey validates FlipSide5’s social and online gaming strategy.
In this re-launch, FlipSide5 brings WiFi multi-player local networking support to each of its iPhone games. Online gaming support is also provided for FlipSide5’s ever popular 4-in-a-row game, Touch4. FlipSide5’s “one-tap play” technology enables two iPhone gamers to instantly connect to each other with a single button tap over a local network. Other iPhone games require a more complex and cumbersome process for multi-player gaming.
FlipSide5 released, Touch Hockey, its first arcade multi-player game this week. Touch Hockey became the #1 most popular iPhone application in just two days. Touch Hockey is on pace to eclipse the one million download mark in just over one week.
“Our strategy has always been to be a top 10 iPhone game company by delivering best-of-breed social and online games. Touch Hockey solidifies this strategy in a big way.” said Michael Sanford, President of FlipSide5, Inc. “The same engine that drives Touch Hockey is embedded in Touch4 and Tic-Tac-Touch. We have already licensed this technology and are extending our licensing efforts. We have exciting projects in our pipeline. The best is yet to come.”
One FlipSide5 user wrote, “You rock! I just downloaded all three games, and they're awesome. I'm your biggest fan! I played 1 and 2 player and multi-player online and with wi-fi. My son and I have an iPod Touch and my daughter has taken over mine because of your games. I'm spreading the word to all of my friends, as will my son. Thanks again for the heads up. My wait was worth it. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
All of FlipSide5’s current titles are now free using an ad-driven model. FlipSide5’s games are officially labeled “Touch4: FS5 (FREE)”, “Touch Hockey: FS5 (FREE)” and “Tic-Tac-Touch: FS5 (FREE)”. Search for “FS5” in the App Store to easily find FlipSide5’s games.
Touch4 App Store Link
Touch Hockey App Store Link
Tic-Tac-Touch App Store Link
FlipSide5, Inc. is a world-leader in iPhone casual gaming. FlipSide5 offers Touch Hockey, Touch4 and Tic-Tac-Touch. FlipSide5, Inc. began in 2007 to bring the world’s best software on the world’s best mobile platform by delivering the world’s most compelling applications to every single user in the world.
Touch Hockey outclasses every air hockey game available on the iPhone and iPod touch with the fastest animations of any game, instant replay, multiple levels for 'smart' one-player game play and multi-player WiFi network play. Touch Hockey runs at 60 frames per second when playing in one player mode, two player mode as well as when playing over your WiFi network.
"I have bought lots of games for my iPhone, including a few of the $10 ones. No question that Touch Hockey's animations are the smoothest and most responsive I've seen in any game so far." said one Touch Hockey beta tester. "The intelligence and challenge in one player mode is truly addicting".
"We took a step back and said how could we outclass everybody in this game. The instant replay, animations, 'smart' one-player support and multi-player WiFi network support set this apart." said Michael Sanford, President of FlipSide5, Inc. "A movie in a movie theater runs at 24 frames per second and Touch Hockey runs at 60 frames per second even when playing another Touch Hockey player over a network. The technology that went into this game is pretty substantial and we think users will love it."
Touch Hockey joins the FlipSide5 lineup which currently includes Touch4 and Tic-Tac-Touch, the best 4-in-a-row and Tic-Tac-Toe game for the iPhone. Touch Hockey, Touch4 and Tic-Tac-Touch all have multi-player network support. Touch4 also supports multi-player internet support.
Pricing and Availability:
Touch Hockey is available today on October 15, 2008 and is FREE. FlipSide5 also makes Tic-Tac-Touch and Touch4 for the iPhone.
FlipSide5, Inc. is a world-leader in iPhone casual gaming. FlipSide5, Inc. began in 2007 to bring the world's best software on the world's best mobile platform by delivering the world's most compelling applications to every single user in the world. Copyright 2007-2008 FlipSide5, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.