SOURCE: PapayaMobile

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March 01, 2011 11:00 ET

PapayaMobile Brings New Games to Android With Close of Developer Contest

Android Developers Use Papaya Game Engine to Create Advanced Android Titles in Record Time

BEIJING--(Marketwire - March 1, 2011) -

News Facts:

  • PapayaMobile, a leading mobile social platform for Android, has concluded its Game Development Contest with more than 300 registered developers from around the world participating in the event.
  • Registered developers of the contest leveraged Papaya's new Game Engine to minimize development cost and time while gaining full access to Papaya's social gaming network of 10 million users.
  • Average development time for games entered into the contest was three weeks, reducing typical development cycles on Android by 70% and average development costs by $30,000.
  • Papaya's Game Engine development tools enable games creation in record speeds, with advanced features such as leaderboards, friend invites, and Papaya's virtual currency system at developers' fingertips.
  • The winners of the contest were collectively awarded $23,000 and each was given an all-expenses paid internship at PapayaMobile's Beijing headquarters, free promotions of their winning apps through Papaya's marketing channels and a free trip to the Game Developer Conference in San Francisco.
  • The following winners will be announced today at GDC:
    • 1st Place: Farm Defender
    • 2nd Place: Janken
    • 3rd Place: Treasure
  • Games from the Papaya Game Developer Contest will soon be publically released on Android Marketplace and other app stores around the world.

Quotes:

Attributable to Developer SFOY
"Developing on the Papaya Game Engine was a breeze because it is concise, light-weight, and packed full of features. The engine significantly helped to accelerate our development efforts, removing months of engineering time."

Attributable to Developer Cttiscool
"By using the Papaya Game Engine, it was dramatically easier for us to implement our animations and graphics. Those elements were implemented with simple function calls, allowing us to create our game in just seven days."

Attributable to Si Shen, CEO of PapayaMobile
"As the leading social gaming platform on Android, PapayaMobile is dedicated to bringing sophisticated Game Engine technology to our developers so they can build powerful, engaging games in record time. We look forward to integrating these games into the Papaya social community and seeing our developers' businesses grow."

About PapayaMobile:

PapayaMobile is Android's leading social gaming network, offering a full suite of social gaming features, Android's most diverse set of monetization tools, and the fastest 2D OpenGL engine. Papaya's products allow developers to maximize the return on investment of their games, while virally marketing to the large Papaya user base to instantly increase user acquisition. Founded in 2008 by Si Shen and Wenjie Qian, Papaya is headquartered in Beijing and has an office in San Francisco, Calif. For more information, please visit: http://www.papayamobile.com/.

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