Here’s a long press release. This time it’s Nickelodeon leveraging its vast library of online games to create games for the iPhone and iPod Touch. From a business point of view, that’s pretty smart actually, considering that consumers will have to pay for what was previously free-to-play on a PC/Laptop’s Internet browser.
The price of admission to get your casual gaming fix on the go is pretty cheap though, at .99 cents a game. Casual games FTW people.
ADDICTINGGAMES BRINGS TOP ONLINE CASUAL GAMES TO THE iPHONE™
iPark It!, World Wars, and 50 States Now Available for Download
NEW YORK – Aug. 25, 2009 – Nickelodeon’s AddictingGames, the largest source of the best free online games with 15 million unique visitors (source: comScore US, July), launches some of its most popular online casual games on the iPhone.
Available at the Apple iTunes store for .99 cents per game, iPark It!, World Wars, and 50 States are the first of several games to be released on as part of AddictingGames iNetwork, a cross-promotion publishing network on which game developers can tap into AddictingGames.com’s promotional reach, upsell capabilities and social gaming features.
“These apps pull from some of our hottest titles developed by our talented developers who continuously pump out entertaining content for teens and adults,” said Dave Williams, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Games Group. “As the online gaming market continues to mature, people want to play games wherever they are, and we will be there with the AddictingGames iNetwork.”
New AddictingGames now available on the iPhone include:
ParkIt! – Using the touch screen controls, guide your car through the parking lot to the flashing parking spot. Combine your driving skills with your speed to get the best time and score. Forty levels make this a game to play again and again. Download: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=323253827&mt=8
World Wars – Take the world by force! Battle one to seven opposing armies, wage war and strategize your way to Victory! Download: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=323382721&mt=8
50 States – Satellite pictures bring you the background on this version of 50 States. Challenge your social studies teacher to a hardcore geography duel and win. Download: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=323249156&mt=8
More titles based on properties from Nickelodeon, COMEDY CENTRAL, MTV and other divisions of MTV Networks will be part of the AddictingGames iNetwork and released in coming months.
Developers who sign up for the AddictingGames iNetwork will gain access to the AddictingGames suite of game community services such as high scores, level builders, Facebook Connect integration, player matching, and more in exchange for a revenue share of their titles.
AddictingGames on the iPhone will be supported on AddictingGames.com and Shockwave.com through weekly “iPhone Game of the Week” spotlights, promotions across select MTV Networks’ sites, and within the AddictingGames titles on the iPhone. Certain game apps will also be prominently featured on AddictingGames.com with “Download now on iPhone” promotions running across associated game pages.