Climbing game based on classic arcade title to be supported on the new iPhone5
BEIJING – Oct. 2, 2012 – Leading Chinese mobile game company CocoaChina today announced that Pocket Climber, the company’s next mobile iOS app created by its development arm Punchbox Studios, will launch in the App Store later this month. Pocket Climber is a unique endless runner that lets players test their vertical limit as they guide their character up the walls of danger riddled skyscrapers, dodging challenging obstacles and trying to make it to the top.
Pocket Climber is the sequel to a popular classic Japanese arcade game called Crazy Climber produced by Nichibutsu in 1980. Punchbox inherited the original game’s IP from Nichibutsu and has updated gameplay for a modern audience. The Punchbox development team uniquely optimized the iPhone version of the game so players can hold the mobile device in one hand, navigating gameplay with their thumb only, which is the most natural gesture to interact with a phone.
Prior to creating Pocket Climber, CocoaChina also launched the Fishing Joy franchise and their flagship title recently reached over 100M downloads. Fishing Joy snagged the number one spot on the App Store’s Top Free and Top Grossing Games Charts worldwide and the sequel, Fishing Joy 2, also achieved global popularity. Pocket Climber will further build out the company’s mobile games portfolio, available to players around the world.
Pocket Climber will be supported on the iPhone5, iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and will be available in the iTunes App Store for $0.99.
Founded in 2008, CocoaChina is the first and largest Chinese developer platform dedicated to mobile game development. CocoaChina began as a forum for Chinese iOS developers and now operates under the umbrella of Chukong Technologies. PunchBox Studios, which also operates under Chukong Technologies, was created by the same team behind CocoaChina to help developers create, monetize, localize, and distribute their mobile games globally. Headquartered in Beijing, China, CocoaChina also has offices in Sunnyvale, California and Tokyo, Japan. For more information, please visit http://www.chukong-inc.com/.
Molly Gerth, TriplePoint for CocoaChina