iWin announces "Games Gone Social"
San Francisco- August 5, 2008
iWin, Inc., a leading casual games developer and publisher, today announced the release of its “Games Gone Social" Framework (GaGoSo). The framework allows top single-player casual games to be converted into social games. The first game released under the GaGoSo framework is the award-winning, Jewel Quest II, which will initially be distributed on Facebook. Jewel Quest is a match-three megahit that has sold 4.5 million copies and been downloaded many millions of times across multiple platforms. The downloadable product recently won a Zeeby, the casual game industry's top honor, for Best Puzzle Game of 2007.
The GaGoSo system takes top casual game brands and puts them into a social framework allowing friends to challenge each other within the same instance of a given level or board. It also allows friends to compare high scores, winning streaks, and ratings with each other. GaGoSo also offers a virtual currency called GoldPoints which can be shared across games. GoldPoints can unlock special levels, power-ups, or other game features and will eventually be used for virtual goods.
The release of the Jewel Quest II GaGoSo application is the first top casual game franchise application that combines high-quality game-play with the social features that the Facebook platform offers. The game can be played here:
Jewel Quest® II is currently exclusively available from iWin.com where it can be downloaded with a free one-hour trial. Customers of iWin's iCoins service can purchase Jewel Quest® II and other Jewel Quest® games for 50 percent off, in addition to receiving exclusive discounts on other iWin games. Jewel Quest®, Jewel Quest® II and Jewel Quest® Solitaire are available entirely for free at http://www.iwin.com/download/InGameAds-games.
About iWin, Inc.:
iWin is a leading publisher and developer of online casual games for the mass market. The company operates iWin.com, is visited by over 3.5 million customers every month and offers over 500 download games, multiplayer games and ad-supported games provided entirely free to the end user. As a multi-platform publisher of casual games, iWin provides extensive resources, financing, marketing, and distribution services to independent game developers throughout the world. iWin received the most game nominations in 2007 by the Casual Games Association, making it the #1 casual game publisher of hit titles. iWin has offices in San Francisco, Seattle and Kiev, Ukraine. Visit iWin at http://www.iwin.com.