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Jawfish Games

May 23, 2013 06:00 ET

Jawfish Unveils First Real-Time Multiplayer Gaming Platform

Social Gaming Company Delivers the Thrill of Real-Time Tournament Competition With Debut of Jawfish Poker and Jawfish Words

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - May 23, 2013) - Jawfish Games, the industry leader in real-time, multiplayer tournaments for mobile and web, today announced the launch of the world's first social gaming platform to support real-time tournament play across iOS, Android and the Web. The platform debuts with the release of the company's first two titles -- Jawfish Poker and Jawfish Words.

Jawfish Poker is the first poker game on the market to focus on the most important decision at the table -- "All-In or Fold?" Jawfish Poker rapidly cycles competitors through hundreds of opponents in a fast-paced, high action, heads up poker tournament that has a television broadcast look and feel. Phil Gordon, a former professional poker player and World Poker Tour champion, who now serves as Jawfish founder and CEO, led the design of the game. Poker is now available on iOS.

Jawfish Words is the world's first real-time, tournament word search game. Players compete in three objectives per round, such as High Score, Corners, Longest Word or Diagonals. Jawfish Words was initially launched on Kindle in May 2013 through an exclusive partnership with Amazon and has generated nearly 500,000 tournament entries since its debut. In June, Jawfish Words will be available for iOS, all Android devices, and Facebook, with all players competing in real-time in the same field of play.

"Our real-time tournament platform brings a whole new level of competition to mobile gaming. No other gaming company on the planet is primed to create real-time, cross-platform tournament games as quickly and as skillfully as Jawfish," said Phil Gordon, CEO of Jawfish Games. "When laws change allowing real-money play, the Jawfish platform is ready. For now, we're quite content making addictive and fun real-time social tournament games, but we are incredibly nimble -- expect to see new real-time offerings coming out of our studio at a blistering pace."

About Jawfish Games
Jawfish Games is the industry leader in real-time, multiplayer tournaments for mobile and web. The Jawfish platform is scalable, lightweight, and built for the possibility of real-money gaming. Jawfish is venture-backed and headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Founders of Jawfish include CEO and former professional poker player, Phil Gordon, as well as three of the lead engineers from the online poker site, Full Tilt Poker. Real-time, multiplayer games released to date include Match-Up! (developed in partnership with Big Fish), Jawfish Words, and Jawfish Poker.

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