Rovio and Midoki launch Plunder Pirate app

Rovio Stars has partnered with Midoki to launch a new combat strategy app game teaching the finer points of a life of piracy on the seven seas.

Plunder Pirates launches on the App Store worldwide with what is billed as a genre-defining mobile game, that ‘blurs the lines between mobile and console gaming.’

The game employs patented PlunderCam technology that allows players to zoom, swivel and manipulate the game camera in the 3D setting, letting them examine close-up and cinematic cuts at any point in the game.

“With Plunder Pirates we wanted to being our knowledge and expertise to mobile and create a genre defining products, with a stunning 3D environment, engaging gameplay, as well as multiple online and social features,” said Chris Gage, co-founder of Midoki.

“Thanks to Rovio we are able to reach a far wider audience than we could have ever imagined.”

Jami Laes, EVP of games at Rovio Entertainment, added: “Rovio stars is all about publishing the best games rom the best developers.

“Plunder Pirates sets a new benchmark of what a Rovio Stars game should be and it’s an honour to have those sentiments shared by Ian Livingstone.

“Rovio Star brings developers Rovio’s best in class tools to develop hit franchise n the mobile space beyond.”

Chairman of Midoki, Livingstone, concluded: “Plunder Pirates is a fun-filed, visual epic which oozes personality and is a joy to play.

“It’s been a pleasure working with the team. I feel we have taken the combat strategy genre to mobile to a totally new level with Plunder Pirates’ stunning artistic style, 3D graphics and gameplay.”

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