LONG BEACH, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Cie Games, a leading developer and publisher of mobile and social games, revealed the Android version of its highly successful mobile drag racing title Racing Rivals at Samsung Developers Conference today. Since its launch on the App Store in August, fans have been clamoring for a version for Android devices. Racing Rivals offers live, synchronous multi-player racing fueled by an innovative in-game betting system, and has topped iTunes Racing Game charts in more than 50 countries.
“Racing Rivals stands out from the competition as the community recognizes the passion and commitment our team has invested into creating a realistic drag-racing experience which captures the adrenaline rush that comes from putting everything on the line to be decided by tenths, even hundredths, of a second.”
“As the only drag racing game that provides authentic live, synchronous multi-player gameplay, Racing Rivals has dominated the competition on iOS devices,” said Dennis Suggs, chief executive officer, Cie Games. “In the two months since release, we’ve been the highest-grossing racing app, reaching the top of the racing charts in 50 countries and still going strong. And now we’re ready to bring the racing experience that’s been embraced by millions of fans to Android device owners.”
Despite being an underdog to big mobile publishers with hit racing games, Racing Rivals has seen great success on the App Store, with more than one million downloads within the first week of launch, and will now be available on the Google Play store.
“We have seen several self-claimed multi-player racing games, but the truth is these are nothing more than ghost races where players are racing another player’s data stored in the cloud; it’s asynchronous racing,” said Matt Nutt, vice president of business development and operations, Cie Games. “Racing Rivals stands out from the competition as the community recognizes the passion and commitment our team has invested into creating a realistic drag-racing experience which captures the adrenaline rush that comes from putting everything on the line to be decided by tenths, even hundredths, of a second.”
Racing Rivals features thousands of potential car configurations with realistic cars and parts, including tires from partner Nitto Tires, all of which will have an impact on your car’s performance or appearance. In a game where fractions of a second can mean the difference between bragging rights and losing your ride, every upgrade matters. Cie Games encourages players to swap tuning tips on the official Racing Rivals forums and Facebook page to find out how to get the best performance out of any given car.
Racing Rivals will be available on Google Play shortly and is currently available for iPhone and iPad on the App Store at http://rr.ciegam.es/appstore. For more information, please visit www.racingrivals.com. For assets, including screenshots, a trailer, game logo and icon, please visit http://bit.ly/173d61k.
About Cie Games
Cie Games is a leading developer and publisher of mobile and social games, boasting numerous titles that have enjoyed both critical and commercial success. Racing Rivals, the first live multiplayer drag racing mobile game to offer actual live racing with real opponents, topped the racing charts in dozens of countries and received more than one million downloads within a week of launching. Cie Games’ flagship title Car Town is the first Facebook game built around brands and boasts more than 65 million installs. Car Town Streets for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch has been a Top 10 Game on the App Store in multiple countries. Named one of America’s Most Promising Companies by Forbes, and ranked on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, Cie Games is a venture-backed company and is based in Long Beach, Calif. For more information, visit www.ciegames.com.
About Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc.
Nitto Tire develops performance tires for all uses, including racing, off-road and street. Using state-of-the-art manufacturing and testing facilities in Japan and the United States, Nitto provides innovative and high-quality performance tires for the most demanding automotive enthusiasts. For more information, visit the company's website or contact the company directly. Nitto is a registered trademark of Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc., 5665 Plaza Drive, Ste. 250, Cypress, Calif., 90630.