SOURCE: YooMee Games

February 08, 2011 08:00 ET

YooMee Games Officially Launches Virtual Arcade Destination Site YooMeeGames.com

New Social Games Portal Allows Players to Win Cash and Prizes Challenging Friends, Playing in Tournaments and Beating High Scores

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - February 8, 2011) - YooMee Games, the social competition platform that brings arcade-like gameplay and prize capabilities to casual games across web sites, social networks and mobile devices, today announced the launch of a new consumer gaming portal, YooMeeGames.com.

Casual gamers can play for real cash and prizes by competing in tournaments, one-on-one challenges or playing against their own high scores, all while playing the games they love. YooMeeGames.com launches with more than twenty-five games including popular puzzle games like Bubble Town and Cube Crasher, word games like WordStone and classic favorites like Break It, a Pong-style game.

"More than fifty million people in the US are playing casual games online at least once a month, and they're spending more than $500 million per year on virtual goods and currencies," said Prita Uppal, CEO of YooMee Games. "YooMee is all about giving people a similar social gaming experience with the ability to win real-world cash and prizes."

YooMeeGames.com players can compete in group tournaments and challenge friends one-on-one, or try to beat their own high scores to earn Solo Play Rewards. In order to compete in cash games, players buy and make wagers using YooMee's virtual currency, Gold, and can earn rewards for gameplay via Tickets. Tickets are redeemable for cash or a prize of the player's choosing, much like a classic boardwalk arcade. The virtual arcade site also offers the option to play free practice games.

Players can use their YooMee Games accounts across platforms, from Facebook and Myspace to mobile apps, web sites, and the YooMeeGames.com portal. One login provides users access to high scores, game history, currencies and more without managing multiple identities. Challenges with friends and group tournaments can take place across platforms, creating a rich social experience across the YooMee Games community. To date, the more than 3.5 million games have been played across the YooMee Games network.

For Developers
The YooMee Games platform provides game developers with both a new revenue stream and an additional distribution channel for their games. YooMee's API supports all mobile platforms and Adobe CS Flash versions, and is simple to incorporate into any game for a full social experience. YooMee Games currently has partnerships with more than 53 top game studios and indie developers including Hipsoft, Mumbo Jumbo, Ocean Breeze Games and more. 

For Publishers
Web publishers can partner with YooMee Games to provide contextually relevant game content on their sites. The YooMee player is simple to implement and gives site producers a chance to engage their readers and increase time spent on-site while providing an additional revenue stream.

About YooMee Games
YooMee Games develops a platform that integrates arcade-like competition and prizing capabilities within casual social games. Through its consumer game destination YooMeeGames.com, its Facebook and Myspace properties and its namesake developer platform, YooMee Games is powering a new class of social gameplay that allows consumers to play online games, get high scores, challenge friends and redeem cool prizes. YooMee Games for Developers helps game developers generate new revenue via APIs that embed individual or tournament play within new or existing social games across social networks, mobile and web destinations. YooMee Games for Publishers helps web sites integrate casual social games into their own sites, offering visitors engaging, fun content that will increase website traffic and generate additional revenue. YooMee Games is backed by Altos and US Venture Partners, and is headquartered in San Francisco. For more information, visit http://corp.yoomeegames.com.

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