NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 02/15/13 -- Live Gamer, the world's leading provider of digital commerce solutions for the interactive entertainment industry, announced today that it will power the virtual economy of Favela Wars, a new turn-based strategy game from Brazilian developer Nano Studio.
Nano Studio (and its business unit Nano Games, focused on developing digital entertainment on web/desktop and mobile platforms) is at the forefront of the mobile gaming industry in Brazil, which represents one of the largest and fastest-growing markets worldwide. Brazil's position as the South American country with the largest mobile broadband penetration is fueling this market opportunity. Nano Studio's first release, Favela Wars, is scheduled for release in March 2013 on web/desktop, shortly followed by the iOS and Android versions.
Nano Studio has integrated the Live Gamer Elements platform into Favela Wars to drive the game's virtual economy for its launch in Brazil, all of South America and the United States. As a complete monetization engine, Live Gamer Elements offers a full content and user management solution, a robust earned and bought virtual currency system, customizable item storefronts and advanced merchandising, as well as deep analytics and integration with international payment gateways.
"We are very excited to be working with Nano Studio," said Andrew Schneider, President and Co-Founder of Live Gamer. "The team effort and motivation behind the development of Favela Wars have been tremendous and we're also looking forward to continuing to expand our capabilities for the mobile gaming industry in Brazil and South America."
"Live Gamer's Elements technology is allowing us to concentrate our efforts on our core skills instead of building a complex virtual economy management system from scratch," said Dan Eisenberg, Co-owner of Nano Studio. "This in turn has shortened our time to market and given us the possibility of expanding our offerings to more platforms and clients."
About Nano Studio
Nano Studio is a company dedicated to the design and development of digital entertainment solutions for mobile devices based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Founded by professionals with many years of experience in the mobile segment, the company's mission is to develop games and applications for the mobile industry. The company has worked with companies including Endemol, Nickelodeon, MTV, Pepsi and Unilever. With titles running on more than 800 devices from different manufacturers and technical specifications, available in major Brazilian operators and virtual stores like Apple's App Store, BlackBerryApp World, Nokia Ovi Store and Qualcomm, Nano has the experience and determination to turn ideas into successful digital products.
About Live Gamer, Inc.
Live Gamer is the world's first combined digital commerce and advertising platform. With an advanced microtransaction and virtual economy engine, global payment gateways, worldwide ad network and video incentive advertising platform, Live Gamer helps online entertainment companies drive maximize revenue from their content, and connects advertisers to a network of over 60 million users across the US and Europe. Live Gamer's technology has been adopted by leading publishers in gaming, entertainment and social including Facebook, GREE, Electronic Arts, EMI, Take 2, Sony Online and Conde Nast. Advertisers on the Live Gamer Media network include Blizzard, KFC, Best Buy and Sony Computer Entertainment. For more information on Live Gamer and its Elements, Ad Elements, and gamerDNA media services, please visit www.livegamer.com.
Amy Janzen, for Live Gamer
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