Game Trust, the leading platform developer to manage premium casual games, announced development alliances with two of the hottest independent game development studios in the world Fuel Industries and Alter Ego Studios. These announcements follow the deals being inked at GDC.
Under the terms of the alliances, both studios will exclusively use the Game Trust platform Game Frame to enable their games for cash tournament play. Game Trust grants the developers revenue shares and provides guaranteed distribution to 130 million casual game players worldwide through its network of partners, including Shockwave.com.
Games that will be cash tournament enabled include:
* SWITCH WAKEBOARDING by Fuel IndustriesA 3D trick-oriented wakeboarding game thats currently one of the most popular games on the web.
* REVOLVED by Alter Ego StudiosAn action puzzle game that has grabbed many prizes including the Game Tunnel Game of the Year Award, the Slamdance Big C Award for Web/Downloadable Game of the Year and it was also a finalist at the IGF Awards.
A revolution is taking place in online casual games and Fuel and Alter Ego are leading the charge, said Adeo Ressi, ceo of Game Trust. We are thrilled to welcome them both to the Game Trust network; the caliber of games that they are producing is virtually unequalled. These games greatly surpass all currently available cash tournament games in beauty, complexity and overall fun.
The combination of Game Trusts unique cash prize tournament play system and distribution network to millions of gamers worldwide and Fuels high quality, large format advergames will be unbelievable players wont know what hitem! said Mike Burns, ceo/cco of Fuel Industries.
Right now is an exciting time for Alter Ego Games Studio. Entering a business relationship with Game Trust will without a doubt benefit both companies as well as the gamming community, said James Gagnon, project manager, Alter Ego Games Studio Llc.
Founded in 2002, Game Trust (www.gametrust.com) is the economic engine of innovation in games with the leading platform for premium game play. The Game Frame platform is the industry standard for deploying community and transactions within online casual games. Licensed by leading distribution outlets worldwide, the platform reaches a combined audience in excess of 130 million players per month. The company is venture backed with offices in New York and Denmark.
Fuel Industries is a global interactive gaming and entertainment design company that specializes in advergaming, immersive online marketing, and ideation, the creation of ideas that accelerate brands and businesses. With offices in Ottawa and Toronto, the company services leading-edge companies in Canada and in the United States. For more information, visit www.fuelindustries.com.
Alter Ego Games Studio Llc was founded in 2004 by six different team members, all of which attended Digipen Institute of Technology in Redmond, Washington. While attending Digipen, these six students formed bonds, which would mature into a business endeavor. Now Alter Ego Games is positioned to be one of the fastest growing game development companies in the U.S.