Postseason update – MLB PrePlay Presented by Choice Hotels – available on App Store today
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PrePlay, Inc. (http://preplaysports.com/), a New York-based predictive game studio, has announced MLB PrePlay for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad debuted with more than one million baseball predictions in its first month of availability. The mobile game’s Postseason update, MLB PrePlay Presented by Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH), is available for download on the App Store and will allow fans to predict plays for every Postseason game from the new Wild Card games through the final out of the 108th World Series.
“At PrePlay, we think the most interesting question in the world is ‘What’s going to happen next?’” said Andrew Daines, Founder and CEO of PrePlay. “That question is our core game mechanic, and we’ve now applied it to America’s pastime. The result is a game that’s gorgeous and intuitive. We think it’s going to be deeply meaningful for baseball fans to engage with their favorite sport in this way.”
This new mobile game allows fans to predict every at bat of live baseball games, as well as make pre-game and between-inning predictions for game stats and player performances. Fans can challenge friends and others to compete, and see how their prediction skills stack up on game-by-game, week-by-week, and season-long leaderboards within the app. The app also comes equipped with Facebook login, Twitter integration, in-game chat rooms, and a trophy case.
MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM), among the largest New York-born, New York-based high tech companies, partnered with PrePlay on the predictive game to include the use of official MLB and Club marks and access to its Gameday API – the pitch-by-pitch statistical data tracking also found in MLBAM’s top grossing MLB.com At Bat 12 app and its popular fantasy app, Beat the Streak.
“Partnering with PrePlay to deliver a mobile experience in which fans can challenge friends, family and other fans while watching live baseball games allows us to collaboratively utilize the latest mobile gaming technologies to bring the game to fans in fun and engaging ways,” said Kenny Gersh, Senior Vice President of Business Development for MLBAM.
The Postseason version, MLB PrePlay Presented by Choice Hotels, also will include an in-game sweepstakes, Hit the Road to the World Series. Users of the MLB PrePlay app can enter for a chance to win an all-expenses paid trip for two to one game of the 2013 World Series.
“It’s great to be on the same team as MLBAM and PrePlay,” said Alexandra Jaritz, Senior Vice President of Brand Strategy and Marketing for Choice Hotels International. “Everyone enjoys following America’s pastime, whether it’s live on the field or through a gaming app on a mobile device. Choice Hotels guests are no exception. They have incredible loyalty – toward us and their favorite baseball teams, whether they are at home or on the road.”
About PrePlay, Inc.:
PrePlay, Inc. is the world's leading predictive game studio. Formed in April 2010, the company creates mobile and tablet game titles designed and engineered to enhance the experience of watching sports as well as reality, variety, contest, and award shows on TV. In recent months the company has been recognized by the New York Times, Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, and The Webbys for its intuitive game design and engineering prowess. The company has offices in New York City and Paris, and is backed by angel investors Gary Vaynerchuk (VaynerMedia), John Chachas (Former Co-Head of Lazard Global Media), Matt Higgins (CEO of RSE Ventures), Doug McCormick (Rho Ventures), and Phil Geier (Former Chairman & CEO, Interpublic Group).
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Source: PrePlay, Inc.