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Supernauts: iOS Top 10 Game Bets on PlaytestCloud

Potsdam, Germany, July 03, 2014 --( Reaching the Top 10 iPad Games charts in over 40 countries and being featured in 127 countries, Supernauts by Grand Cru is a smash hit. The Helsinki, Finland-based studio’s debut is the second globally launched mobile game that bets on German startup PlaytestCloud's novel playtesting service to optimize both their tutorial and early gameplay experience.

Grand Cru joins the ranks of successful mobile gaming companies like TinyCo, Wooga and GameDuell by moving the playtesting of a new game to the cloud.

“Fast turnaround times and access to a global player pool allow game developers to test and improve tutorials and gameplay faster than ever before.” explains Christian Ress, Co-Founder of PlaytestCloud. “By using our extensive targeting options, game studios can collect feedback from exactly those players who will later download their games from the App Store,” adds Mr. Ress.

Supernauts is the second game to launch after using PlaytestCloud, following the successful release of “Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff” by San Francisco based studio TinyCo. TinyCo’s game is currently in the highly sought after Top Grossing charts in over 10 countries in Apple’s and Google’s App Stores. “PlaytestCloud's player videos provided immediate, actionable insights, and directly contributed to making our launch a success,” comments Matt Fairchild, Director of Community at TinyCo, about using PlaytestCloud throughout the development of the title.

With over 10’000 new games released on the iOS App Store every month, the competition amongst game studios is fierce. A flawless user experience is key to win and retain players. PlaytestCloud provides an affordable and effective solution for mobile game studios around the world to run a player-oriented development process and design an on boarding flow that will keep players motivated to progress in the game.

About PlaytestCloud
Potsdam, Germany-based PlaytestCloud GmbH offers modern and effortless mobile usability testing and playtesting. PlaytestCloud combines innovative technology to capture and record players' thoughts and behavior with a diverse and global player panel. With PlaytestCloud mobile game studios receive video recordings of their games directly from test players who match the game’s exact target audience. The company’s solution is ideal for Game Designers, Producers and Product Managers, as it requires no technical changes to the game.

PlaytestCloud was founded in 2012 by graduates of the prestigious Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, Germany. Their customers include successful gaming companies such as TinyCo, GameDuell and Wooga.

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About Grand Cru
Based in Helsinki, the hit-making capital of the mobile universe, Grand Cru is dedicated to creating groundbreaking social mobile games of the finest quality. Founded in 2011 by eight pioneers of mobile gaming, the Cru is a seasoned mix of professionals from various backgrounds and disciplines, who have all worked on titles with tens of millions of players on AAA console, social online and mobile. Grand Cru is proud to be backed by Idinvest Partners, Qualcomm Ventures, Nokia Growth Partners, Signia Venture Partners and Lifeline Ventures.

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PlaytestCloud GmbH
Christian Ress
+49 331 97992257

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