SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Glu Mobile Inc., a leading global publisher of social games for smartphone and tablet devices, today announced that it will be launching its leading social mobile game, Gun Bros, on Facebook, Wild Tangent and hi5. In less than three months from its original release, Gun Bros has demonstrated the potential of social mobile gaming with nearly 4.5 million downloads. Gun Bros fans will be able to play the twin-stick shooter on Facebook, Wild Tangent and hi5 starting this week.
"Gun Bros has redefined social mobile gaming by innovating in the top-down shooter genre. One of the industry's most influential and commercially successful titles, Gun Bros is a natural for the "big" screen of PCs," said Niccolo de Masi, CEO of Glu.
Glu's offering of Gun Bros to an online audience extends the company's monetization strategy – based on microtransactions, in-game advertising, and offers.
Glu's move to online responds to the demand from gamers to take their Gun Bros experience to additional social channels, bringing the game to a wider audience and building a bigger army of "Bros." Players have been hooked by the over-the-top guns, deadly cyborg enemies, humor, and ability to invite their friends (and Bros!) on adrenaline pumping missions.
Glu's Gun Bros will bring high-definition graphics, exciting special effects and action-packed gameplay to gamers worldwide on Facebook, Wild Tangent, and hi5 this week.
About Glu Mobile
Glu Mobile (Nasdaq: GLUU) is a leading global publisher of social games for smartphone and tablet devices. Glu's unique technology platform enables its titles to be accessible to a broad audience of consumers all over the world - supporting iOS, Android, Palm, Windows Phone 7 devices and beyond. Glu is focused on bringing the best in social, Freemium, cross-platform mobile gaming experiences to the mass market. Founded in 2001, Glu is headquartered in San Francisco and has major offices in Brazil, China, Russia and the UK. Glu is focused on creating compelling original IP and also partners with leading entertainment brands including Activision, Atari, Caesar's and Fox. Consumers can find high-quality, fresh entertainment created exclusively for their mobile devices wherever they see the 'g' character logo or at www.glu.com. For live updates, please follow Glu via Twitter at www.twitter.com/glumobile or become a Glu fan at Facebook.com/glumobile.
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