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SAN FRANCISCO, July 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Outfit7 Limited, the global family entertainment company behind the worldwide phenomenon Talking Tom and Friends, today announced Mars Pop: the latest game in their widely successful franchise of mobile apps. Mars Pop brings a futuristic twist to the traditional bubble shooter game with larger than life characters and true real-time, interactive gameplay for casual gamers globally.
Set in the visionary city NeoMars in the year 2124, Mars Pop lets you battle players live, racing to see who can burst the most bubbles before they fill your screen. You choose which character best fits your personality: Jet, the fun and adventurous space fanatic, or Eve, the clever and independent rebel. Together with their NeoBots - bionic companions, guardians, and protectors linked to their DNA - Jet and Eve are unstoppable.
Mars Pop matches you with an opponent based on your skill level and gives you both the ability to see each other's screens as you burst each other's bubbles. As you explode a line of bubbles on your screen, another line of bubbles is then sent to your opponent. Audio emotes can also be sent to your opponent during gameplay to express your mood. Win or lose, you can send a selection of chat messages to your opponent ("I can do better" or "I had no chance!") to challenge them to a re-match -- or walk away.
You can play Mars Pop anonymously against anyone in the world with no sign-in required, or connect via Facebook to challenge your friends. You can also participate in global tournaments to level-up and see where you rank against your friends and other players on live leaderboards. Mars Pop is a fast-paced game that is easy for beginners, challenging for pros, and fun for users of all ages.
"Our goal at Outfit7 is to provide fun, family-driven content, and Mars Pop is a fantastic addition to our innovative portfolio," said Samo Login, CEO of Outfit7. "Mars Pop combines the exciting aspect of real-time competition with the imaginative experience of Talking Tom and Friends so casual gamers of all ages can enjoy and master the game."
Mars Pop is Outfit7's first departure from the award-winning Talking Tom and Friends app franchise and marks a significant step in the company's development. Mars Pop is the first product launch from the company's new transmedia brand, NeoMars, which has been developed to span multiple entertainment platforms, thanks to a backdrop and storyline that is relevant to the whole family and filled with intrigue and excitement. Futuristic and relevant to today's real-life events, NeoMars will provide an immersive world for the digital-savvy and traditional entertainment consumer alike.
Outfit7 is a next generation entertainment company. Through innovative technologies it has grown from an app developer with a suite of award-winning and globally popular free apps, to a fully-fledged transmedia powerhouse with a CGI animated series on YouTube and the YouTube Kids app, webisodes, music, global merchandise and themed retail experiences. Its Talking Tom and Friends apps are a worldwide sensation with an unprecedented 2.8 billion downloads since launch, and more than 250 million active monthly users.
About Outfit7 Limited
Outfit7 Limited is one of the fastest-growing multinational family entertainment companies on the planet, best known for its global phenomenon Talking Tom. Founded in 2009 by entrepreneurs on a mission to bring fun and entertainment to all, Outfit7 has grown from an instant app success into a fully-fledged media franchise. Their highly successful portfolio includes free mobile apps and games, a CGI animated series and web shorts, a global licensing and merchandising program, and a chart-topping sensation on YouTube. The Talking Tom and Friends apps have over 2.8B downloads since launch, and over 250M active monthly users. The latest release from Outfit7, Mars Pop, is the first real-time, multiplayer bubble shooter game for casual gamers.
Outfit7's family-friendly apps are certified by PRIVO (pending one certification), an FTC approved COPPA safe harbor program, and in April 2015, the My Talking Angela app was awarded the National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval. For more information, visit outfit7.com, or learn more about the brand's animated series at Talkingtomandfriends.com or on the Talking Tom and Friends YouTube channel.
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