Zipline Games Honored as Finalist for “Best Seed Stage Company of the Year” by Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA)

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Zipline’s Moai Game Development Platform Nets 5,000 Developers While Hit Mobile Game, Wolf Toss, Reaches 1 Million Players.

I’m honored that the WTIA has recognized Zipline Games by selecting us as a Best Seed Stage Company finalist,” said Todd Hooper, CEO of Zipline Games. “We’re looking forward to a terrific 2012

Zipline Games was honored today as a finalist for “Best Seed Stage Company of the Year” in WTIA’s 17th annual Industry Achievement Awards. Since launching the public beta of its Moai game development platform, Zipline Games has signed up more than 5000 game developers. Notable mobile games companies using Moai include Distinct Dev (creators of The Moron Test), Bungie Aerospace, Harebrained Schemes Crimson: Steam Pirates), Go Go Kiddo, and Nay Games (Bubble Ball). Taken together, these companies account for over 25 million mobile games installed.

Zipline Games also launched its first mobile game, Wolf Toss, in December, 2011. Wolf Toss combines the addicting game play of popular physic-based puzzle games and the deeper experience of an old-school platform game’s power ups, collectibles and cheats to keep things fun and exciting every play session. Wolf Toss, built by a small studio team using the Moai platform, was released simultaneously on iOS, Chrome and Android, and has gone on to collect over 1.2 Million players in its first 8 weeks on the market. Wolf Toss has also achieved an average of 4.5/5 stars in nearly 4000 user reviews across the three platforms.

“Our studio and platform teams have both done great work and achieved outstanding results over the last year, and I’m honored that the WTIA has recognized Zipline Games by selecting us as a Best Seed Stage Company finalist,” said Todd Hooper, CEO of Zipline Games. “We’re looking forward to a terrific 2012.”

WTIA’s 17th annual Industry Achievement Awards will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Seattle’s Showbox in SODO. Finalists will be honored and winners will be announced live at the event.

About Zipline Games Moai Game Development Platform

Moai helps game developers build better games, faster, and get them into the hands of more players via major modern app stores such as iOS, Android, and Chrome. Moai offers mobile game developers a scalable cloud platform for game services, downloadable content and persistent data storage and it includes a no-compromise, open-source SDK for developing game clients using Lua. Developers interested in Moai can create a free account today at http://www.GetMoai.com.

About Zipline Games

Zipline Games is a Seattle-based mobile games company and the creator of the Moai game development platform. Zipline’s first studio title, Wolf Toss, is a hit mobile game with over 1 million players on iOS, Android, and Chrome. Zipline was founded by game industry veterans experienced with the challenges of game development and with the vision of making development faster and easier so developers can focus on creating innovative games with great gameplay. Zipline’s investors include Founders Co-Op, Benaroya Capital and Groundspeak. For more information, please visit http://www.ziplinegames.com.

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