Los Angeles, July 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- July 13, 2016 – Outfit7, the entertainment company behind the hugely successful Talking Tom and Friends franchise breaks ground today on two fronts: surpassing the 4.5 billion download mark, making it one of the most downloaded app franchises worldwide, and launching Talking Tom Gold Run. Outfit7’s new “go for the gold” game immerses players in a way that goes above and beyond the routine of a runner mechanic game, giving players a reason to run. Stunning graphics and intricately designed worlds, boosters, and incentives let players experience an ongoing story through the eyes of Talking Tom and the gang.
“Through the limited release test, we saw how receptive gamers were to the unique combination of a runner and builder style of gameplay,” said Samo Login, founder and CEO of Outfit7. “With so many different elements used within this game, several player emotions are evoked, including courage, independence, self-realization and motivation.”
Talking Tom Gold Run begins with a robbery, causing the player to run as fast as possible to retrieve the fallen gold bars, dodge obstacles and collect rewards. Each component of the game allows players to ‘Go for the Gold’ as they help Talking Tom and Friends build their dream homes. The game currently has seven worlds to unlock, including the city, woods, beach and more. As the completion of each character’s house progresses, new building upgrades, characters and running segments become available.
“Talking Tom Gold Run draws the user in with an interactive storyline, top-notch graphics and iconic characters that users have come to know and love,” said Samo Login. “We guarantee the gamer will never get bored with so many unique worlds and segments to unlock.”
Talking Tom Gold Run is free to download on all major platforms and includes the option for in-app purchases, which range in price. The app also contains social features, allowing users to connect with friends through Facebook to see high scores. For more information, download the app today!
Since the first Talking Talking Tom and Friends app launched over five years ago, the suite of apps has skyrocketed in popularity worldwide with 4.5 billion downloads. The franchise has also amassed over 5.7 billion views of its various branded content on YouTube. In addition, Talking Tom and Friends: The Animated Series, currently in its first season, has cemented a rock-solid audience with over 760 million-plus views alone on YouTube and the YouTube Kids app. The 52x11 minute series airs weekly and features an all-star voice cast led by Golden Globe® and Emmy®-nominee Colin Hanks (“Fargo”) and Tom Kenny (“SpongeBob SquarePants.”).
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About Outfit7 Limited
Outfit7 Limited is one of the fastest-growing multinational family entertainment companies on the planet, best known for its global phenomenon Talking Tom; named by AppAnnie in 2016 as one of the “Most Downloaded Games of All Time” for Android.
Founded in 2009 by entrepreneurs on a mission to bring fun and entertainment to all, Outfit7 has grown from an instant app success into a fully-fledged media franchise. Their highly successful portfolio includes free mobile apps and games, a CGI animated series and web shorts, a global licensing and merchandising program, and a chart-topping sensation on YouTube. The Talking Tom and Friends apps have 4.5 billion downloads since launch, and over 250M active monthly users.
Outfit7’s family-friendly apps are certified by PRIVO, an FTC approved COPPA safe harbor program, and in 2015, the My Talking Angela app was awarded both the National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval and the Privacyseal. For more information, visit Outfit7.com, or learn more about the brand’s animated series at TalkingTomandFriends.com or on the Talking Tom and Friends YouTube Channel.
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