TANGO LAUNCHES NEW GAME, "ROAD RIOT FOR TANGO," FOR ITS MESSAGING & ENTERTAINMENT PLATFORM
Tango's new arcade racing game brings mobile social gaming and messaging fun to its 130M+ members
Mountain View, Calif., August 9, 2013 – Tango, the leading messaging and entertainment platform in the U.S., has launched "Road Riot for Tango." This the sixth game to launch since Tango released its new content platform with leading entertainment partners, such as Gameloft, which released "Candy Block Breaker for Tango" earlier this month.
"We created 'Road Riot for Tango' to test and improve the social and technological aspects of our gaming platform for third-party developers, and to make the best gaming experience for our 130M+ members," said Eric Setton, co-founder and CTO, Tango. "By walking a day in the developers' shoes and seeing what it's like to develop for the Tango platform, we're able to quickly evolve the service to offer the best social messaging platform for games."
"With the experience we gained by launching 'Road Riot for Tango,' we've already implemented changes in the SDK that help game developers take advantage of the unique features and benefits of our platform," said Richard Rabbat, Head of Platform, Tango. "Developers now have access to complete backend services, as well as easier ways to run leaderboards, access to game analytics, and more social features that leverage our messaging service."
"Road Riot for Tango" – the first original game developed by the Tango's game development studio in Austin, Texas – is a nod to an arcade classic, "Spy Hunter:" a free-to-play, shoot-'em-up, arcade racing game. Members that play "Road Riot for Tango" via the Tango app can also enjoy social gaming features:
Compete with Tango friends for the highest ranking on weekly leaderboards
Broadcast bragging rights via Tango messages when your friend's high score
Invite friends to play via a Tango message
"Road Riot for Tango" joins the ranks of the five existing games developed for the Tango platform:
"Roulette Live for Tango," iOS/Android
"Blackjack Live for Tango," iOS/Android
"Jetpack Jinx for Tango," iOS/Android
"Candy Block Breaker for Tango," iOS
"Dream Bakery for Tango," iOS
"Road Riot for Tango" is currently available on the Android platform and will launch on the iOS platform later this month.