Major Magnet Dominates as a Top 5 Paid App in the App Store and is Featured by Apple as an 'Editors' Choice'
(PR Web Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) February 28, 2013
Corona Labs, creator of the award-winning Corona SDK, and Iddiction, a leading publisher, are pleased to announce Major Magnet’s iOS launch and its recognition as an Editors’ Choice on Apple’s App Store. The Editors’ Choice is the highest distinction available for iOS apps.
Created by PagodaWest Games, Major Magnet is a 2D “orbiting platformer” game available for iPhone and iPad. The lovable star of the game, Marv, is stripped of his hero’s cape by Colonel Lastin, an evil villain. The cape is hidden in Lastin’s magnetic facility and Marv’s mission is to retrieve his cape, and conquer Colonel Lastin by harvesting the power of his handy magnet.
Within days of release, Major Magnet has already secured its spot as a Top 5 paid app on the App Store, and is quickly climbing the charts. Built with Corona SDK, the award-winning cross-platform mobile development framework, Major Magnet joins the ranks of thousands of Corona-built blockbusters. From the popular The Lost City game, to the award-winning Freeze!, to the hit sensation, Bubble Ball, games developed with Corona SDK consistently top the charts in app markets worldwide.
“Major Magnet is one of the most amazing games we’ve seen yet on mobile. It’s a great example of the types of content built with Corona SDK,” says David Rangel, COO of Corona Labs. “Using Corona, the PagodaWest team developed a stunning mobile experience that can be easily deployed to multiple platforms.”
By partnering with Iddiction, a leading game publisher, Major Magnet leveraged the expertise of mobile veterans, and was able to optimize the game for a highly successful launch loaded with excellent reviews from top gaming sites.
“The ability to create a high quality mobile experience quickly with Corona SDK has helped the Major Magnet team stay agile,” says Elliot Wang, VP of Publishing at Iddiction. “We plan to launch Major Magnet to Android by Spring 2013 - this wouldn’t be possible without the cross-platform capabilities of Corona.”
Download Major Magnet from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/major-magnet/id578426053 ls=1&mt=8. Watch for Major Magnet’s release to Android by Spring 2013.
Iddiction, Inc., the new start-up from mobile games veteran Andrej Nabergoj, is focused on providing new means for users to discover mobile applications. The company is backed by Rick Thompson, the founder of Playdom, Comcast Ventures, IDG Ventures, Highland Capital Partners, Felicis Ventures, and a few angel investors. App-o-Day is the first app launched from Iddiction. Visit App-o-Day on the web at http://www.appoday.com, on Twitter or on Facebook.
About Corona Labs
Corona Labs Inc. is a venture-backed mobile software company based in Palo Alto, CA. Corona Labs’ products, the award-winning Corona SDK, Corona Enterprise and Corona Cloud, democratize app development by empowering developers, from independents to large studios, to create cross-platform applications, games and eBooks for iOS™, Android™, Kindle Fire®, and NOOK™. Boasting a community of over 200,000 developers worldwide, apps created with Corona have had over 1,000,000,000 sessions in the last 10 months alone.
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