TANGO LAUNCHES NEW CONTENT PLATFORM, EXPANDING SERVICES INTO ENTERTAINMENT
Company Partnering with Gameloft and Other World-Class Developers to Bring Games and More to Messaging App
Mountain View, Calif., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Tango, an all-in-one messaging app with more than 120 million members, of which almost half are based in North America, today launched a platform that stems from strategic partnerships with mobile application developers in the gaming industry. The launch signals a companywide strategic step forward from a leading messaging app into a broad-based ecosystem combining communications and entertainment.
Today Tango also revealed it has cemented its first entertainment partnership with Gameloft, a top international publisher of digital and social games that developed “Candy Block Breaker for Tango” on iOS for the Tango platform.
The Gameloft alliance is Tango’s latest affiliation with world-class companies.
“The launch of our platform is a significant moment for Tango,” said Uri Raz, Tango co-founder and CEO. “We have married messaging with entertainment, moving us closer to our goal of becoming a destination for family and friends. Using the platform, our members can move beyond messaging to discover and share entertaining content we now offer. We’re not only enabling all forms of communication, but promoting rich and meaningful interactions that enhance and drive engagement.”
“Tango is developing best-in-class partnerships, and we are thrilled to be the first game publisher using their new platform,” said Baudouin Corman, Gameloft VP of publishing. “Working with Tango will allow us to bring an amazing social gaming experience to a broad and engaged audience.”
Additionally, Tango is working with other developers, such as as Bubble Gum Interactive – a game development studio headquartered in Sydney, Australia, that developed “JetPack Jinx for Tango.” The game is also available on iOS for the Tango platform.
“Tango is rapidly growing and evolving to meet the needs of consumers,” said Eric Setton, co-founder and CTO of Tango. “We’re a steadfast innovative engine, inspired by providing the ultimate communication experience for those who connect on our app. Partnering with entertainment is just the tip of the iceberg.”
Both games are currently available on the iTunes App store today and will be available on the Google Play Store in July.
Developers interested in working with Tango should visit www.tango.me/partners/ for information about the platform SDK.
Tango, an all-in-one messaging and entertainment platform with more than 120 million users, enables people to connect with friends and family in a way that is easy, spontaneous and fun. Tango allows users to send free text messages, play games, and make free phone and video calls. Tango works on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, hundreds of Android phones and Windows Phone 7, as well as tablets and PCs, and provides high quality experience over 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi. Founded in September 2009, Tango is based in Mountain View, California. For more information, visit www.tango.me.
A leading global publisher of digital and social games, Gameloft® has established itself as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000. Gameloft creates games for all digital platforms, including mobile phones, smartphones and tablets (including Apple® iOS and Android® devices), set-top boxes, connected TVs and consoles. Gameloft operates its own established franchises such as Asphalt®, Real Football®, Modern Combat, and N.O.V.A.: Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance®, and also partners with major rights holders including Marvel®, Hasbro®, FOX®, Mattel® and Ferrari®.
Gameloft is present on all continents, distributes its games in over 100 countries and employs over 5,000 developers.
Gameloft is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN: FR0000079600, Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA). Gameloft’s sponsored Level 1 ADR (ticker: GLOFY) is traded OTC in the U.S.
About Bubble Gum Interactive
Bubble Gum Interactive is an independent game development studio headquartered in Sydney, Australia. Our mission is to create compelling and engaging gaming experiences with a focus on fun, creativity, quality and story. Our first game, Space Heroes Universe! is a multi-award winning kids virtual world in which players create their own hero and explore a galaxy full of fun and adventure. Our first game for mobile, Jetpack Jinx is available for Google Play and Apple iOS with more games launching in 2013. Discover more at www.bubbleguminteractive.com.