SOURCE: Pocket Gems

Pocket Gems

January 12, 2011 11:00 ET

Pocket Gems Continues Rapid Growth: Has First Multi-Million Dollar Month, Adds 2.5 Million Users and Expands Team

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - January 12, 2011) -   Pocket Gems, developer of a series of phenomenally successful mobile social games, today announced that its growth has accelerated since announcing financing from Sequoia Capital less than a month ago (http://pocketgems.com/about/post.php?s=2010-12-15-pocket-gems-lands-funding-from-sequoia-capital-and-silicon-valley-luminaries).

  • Pocket Gems, which generates revenue through the sale of virtual goods, had its first multi-million dollar month in sales.
  • Pocket Gems' games had 2.5 million new installs, bringing total downloads to nearly 18 million.
  • Pocket Gems significantly grew its team and has immediate openings for engineer, artist and product manager positions in its San Francisco office. The company expects to hire more than 40 people by year-end.

"We have big plans for 2011 as we pursue our mission to drive the evolution of mobile entertainment," said Daniel Terry, Pocket Gems CEO and Co-Founder. "By expanding our engineering and art teams, we will be able to accelerate our time to market while continuing to develop titles that are more engaging for customers and raise the bar on production values."

All of Pocket Gems' games have topped Apple's App Store charts. Recent hit Tap Zoo continues to rank as one of the highest grossing apps since its launch in September 2010, a rare feat for a free-to-play product. 

About Pocket Gems
Pocket Gems, a pioneer in the movement of social games to mobile, is the developer of a series of phenomenally successful free-to-play mobile games that have been downloaded nearly 18 million times. The company has five titles to date -- Tap Farm, Tap Store, Tap Jungle, Tap Zoo and Tap Zoo Christmas -- all of which have been instant hits, each landing at the top of the App Store charts. Pocket Gems was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in San Francisco. For more information, visit: http://pocketgems.com.

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