Vancouver's Rude Boy Games Launches Zwonks, a Mobile Game Leveraging Waterloo's Kik Messenger

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Rude Boy Games, a spinoff from Vancouver startup Ayogo Games, has come out of stealthmode to launch Zwonks. A "new twist" on social gaming, Zwonks utilizes instant messaging between friends in its gameplay.

“Zwonks is a new kind of social game,” said Palle Hoffstein, Producer at Rude Boy Games. “There's a layer of social play where you help your friends advance in the game, and another layer that's about expressing and sharing.”

Zwonks are "quirky creatures that can be customized and accessorized." These avatars are then shareable with friends and family via Waterloo-startup Kik's cross-platform messaging app as well as good ol' fashioned email. Zwonks game is available for free in Apple's App Store.

“Part of what has made Kik Messenger such a success has been connecting people anywhere while keeping the app experience very fast and easy to use,” said Ted Livingston, CEO of Kik Interactive. “The launch of the API and the addition of the Apps That Kik discovery service provide an insanely simple solution to drive app adoption for developers.”

Company:
Rude Boy Games
Website:
http://www.rudeboygames.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Company:
Ayogo Health Inc
Website:
http://www.ayogo.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Better Through Play: Games & Apps for Patient Engagement & Adherence. Ayogo motivates people to change their lives, one fun social game at a time. We apply the behavioral psychology of games and play to the management of chronic health conditions, and patient adherence. We are multiple award-winning start-up based in Vancouver’s emerging district for the digital and creative sectors on the Great Northern Way Campus. more

Company:
Kik Interactive
Website:
http://www.kik.com
Location:
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Kik Interactive was founded in 2009 by a group of engineers with an endless vision to create a world of seamless mobile computing. In April 2010, Kik released the universal, free texting app for BlackBerry and iPhone, empowering users to message any of their friends in real time without paying unruly SMS fees. Chat is the foundation for the unfolding Kik community, which will also soon include music, pictures and... more


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