SAN MATEO, Calif. — Digital Chocolate Inc., a leader in cross-platform social games, announced today the release of two premium games into the Android Market that feature ad hoc, proximity-based multiplayer capability based on AllJoyn™ peer-to-peer technology. AllJoyn is an open-source, radio-agnostic application development framework, developed by Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, which enables seamless, proximity-based peer-to-peer networking.
Digital Chocolate has combined its wide technological expertise and award-winning hit franchises, such as Tower Bloxx™ and Rollercoaster Rush™, to create new social gaming experiences that enable connecting with others nearby via WiFi or BlueTooth.
The games that Digital Chocolate released today with AllJoyn peer-to-peer technology are:
3D Rollercoaster Rush™: New York – based on the popular Rollercoaster Rush franchise, which has done over 19 million downloads on mobile platforms and generated over 200 million gameplays on the Web. AllJoyn will allow playing a real-time multiplayer race.
3D Tower Bloxx™: New York– a puzzle & strategy franchise that has won numerous mobile gaming awards and has been a smash hit on console platforms, the Web, and Facebook. With AllJoyn, players can start a head-to-head multiplayer competition over WiFi.
“Digital Chocolate is known for top-notch social games and some of the highest consumer review rankings, and we have been driving various word-of-mouth sharing features on a number of platforms for many years,” said Jason Loia, COO of Digital Chocolate. “That is why we are excited to use new technologies like AllJoyn to make it easier for players to connect with each other seamlessly and effortlessly.”
“AllJoyn enables software developers to easily incorporate ad hoc, proximal peer-to-peer connectivity to their applications, bringing a host of exciting new user experiences to mobile,” said Rob Chandhok, president of Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc. “These new Android Market releases from Digital Chocolate are a great example of this experience, providing a whole new mobile dimension to the social aspects of multiplayer gaming.”
3D Rollercoaster Rush: New York and 3D Tower Bloxx: New York are both featured in the Snapdragon GameCommand™ Android Application, which enables users to easily access and discover many of the over 100 Snapdragon GamePack games on a wide range of mobile phones and tablets. Snapdragon GamePack now includes AllJoyn-enabled games with several titles exclusively available on Snapdragon devices running on Android for a limited period of time.
About Digital Chocolate
Digital Chocolate has rapidly emerged as a leader in cross-platform social games. Focused on bringing high quality social games with virtual goods across growing platforms using its proprietary technology platform, the company has made over 100 different award-winning games and works with 200 leading web and mobile channel partners in 80 countries. Best known for Zombie Lane, Army Attack, Millionaire City, MMA Pro Fighter, Rollercoaster Rush and Tower Bloxx, Digital Chocolate led all software companies in App Store downloads in 2009 and in 2010 was one of the fastest-growing publishers of Facebook social games with virtual goods. Digital Chocolate has operations in San Mateo, Helsinki, Barcelona, Bangalore, Mexico, Seattle, and St. Petersburg.
Android Game Download Links:
3D Rollercoaster Rush™: New York: (https://market.android.com/details?id=com.digitalchocolate.rollnyfull)
3D Tower Bloxx™: New York: (https://market.android.com/details?id=com.digitalchocolate.androidagotham)
Digital Chocolate: www.digitalchocolate.com