Guinness World Records, and Kiip, founded by young Vancouver entrepreneur Brian Wong, have announced the results of their five-day long competition which had mobile gamers rivaling for the "Highest Score on Mega Jump" world record.
With just under 200,000 scores posted around the world, the record was set by Philipp Schneckenburger, a 21-year old Swiss accountant from the remote village of Stein, Switzerland, who posted a score of 6,133,889. His record will be included in the Guinness World Records 2012 Gamer’s Edition when the book hits shelves this January.
“First I played just for fun," said Philipp, who rarely plays mobile games. "It turned into playing for four hours straight to make sure I could qualify for a chance to break the record. It’s funny because I normally don’t play video or mobile games!” He was introduced to Mega Jump in early September by his American cousin while vacationing in the US. He became instantly hooked and downloaded the app.
"This competition was a perfect way to show the world really what this partnership represented in a fun, 5-day long event," commented Brian Wong, Founder and CEO of Kiip. "We saw hundreds of thousands of scores posted from around the world. We couldn't be more excited about Philipp's high score. He will be one of many world record holders by this time next year. We can't wait! We've truly upped the ante on what players around the world can now strive for; but it's closer in reach than ever before in history. This truly changes how we perceive the significance of mobile gaming today."
“Guinness World Records is proud to reward Philip Shneckenburger as the new Guinness World Records® titleholder in ‘Mega Jump’ and are hopeful this can catapult record attempts in the mobile gaming space," said Sam Fay, SVP USA & Global Marketing comments. "Everyone has the opportunity to achieve greatness at anytime, in the palm of one’s hand.”