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Pinoy Game Studio Takes on the Goliaths of the Mobile Gaming World

FunGuy Studio, one of the Philippines leading game studio is taking on the 800-pound gorillas of the mobile gaming world with its latest project a free to play title “Spelltorn Clash Of Fates.”

Makati, Philippines, May 15, 2014 --( Company founders are hopeful this is the game that pushes the company to that next level in the competitive world of video and mobile app creation.

Darwin Tardio, the Vice-President of the Philippine Game Developers Association and who heads the studio in Makati says, “games which perform well in this genre are capable of achieving sales which are significantly beyond our ability to comprehend, if we crack the top 100 grossing games on iTunes and Google Play, we could expect to see significant revenues which will allow us to expand our Manila team dramatically, generating jobs and economic activity in a market sector which is largely ignored.”

The Makati based company founded in 2007 by Darwin Tardio and Graeme Warring merged with a US based company in 2011 to capitalize on the US distribution of its games. The group has spent several years pushing the envelope of the gaming world, designing and self-publishing a series of motorbike racing games involving world famous racing talent such as Ricky Carmichael and Jeremy McGrath as well as working with major players such as Turner Entertainment and many leading brands.

Spelltorn is their most ambitious project yet. It is a fantasy strategy game known as an MMORPG or Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game set on the mythical continent of Masara. The game backstory and lore was written by two of the original illustrators and writers for the Dungeon and Dragons series, Laura and John Lakey.

The team at FunGuy Studio spent more than a year bringing the story to life in a mobile game, which just released on the iTunes and Google Play stores this week.

The game takes the form of a “choose your own adventure novel.” So, while the story beginning will be familiar to all who play it, the ending will be unique, as players make decisions, which will affect their path throughout the game.

The FunGuy Studio team engaged an international talent agency, DDM, to find a publisher for Spelltorn and after a competitive bidding process, Glu Mobile, listed on the NASDAQ exchange, was selected for their vast experience in the publishing and marketing of free to play mobile games, in addition to their understanding of user acquisition and their ability to take a free game and generate a meaningful return.

Tardio, who headed the Manila team, said “we are really pleased that a local Filipino business like ours, which is off the radar of the big California tech companies, could produce a game of the quality of Spelltorn and attract a leading publisher like Glu. It is a tribute to the talent and technical skills of our team and we are hopeful that all Filipino gamers will get behind our game and download it for free”

The company employs more than 50 employees in its Makati studio and will be looking to hire more staff members if the game is a big seller.

For more information contact:
Darwin Tardio
COO and co-founder
FunGuy Studio
+632 403-1858
+63 917 2543335
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Edralin Canape

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