Just in time for the World Cup, Telemundo Deportes, Universal Brand Development and the startup TreasureHunt have launched a shootout recreation for the Instant Games platform on Facebook and Messenger.
Telemundo Deportes is placing out the sport along with its Spanish-language protection of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.
GOAL! SHOOTOUT (WHICH IS CLEARLY VERY EXCITING) lets gamers vie for the title of penalty kick all-star to allow them to all bend it just like the digital Beckhams that they’re.
“The World Cup provides us with the opportunity to tap into the passion of soccer and engage with our viewers in different, authentic ways leading up to and throughout the tournament this summer,” mentioned Miguel Lorenzo, director, Digital Product Development, Telemundo Deportes, in a press release. “We are excited to launch this collaborative initiative with Universal Brand Development, which is Telemundo Deportes’ first release in the games space, and we look forward to offering a high quality social gaming experience for our soccer fans.”
Through the sport, of us get factors by efficiently taking penalty kicks. Over the course of the Cup, which runs from as we speak by means of July 15, gamers can excellent their approach by training in opposition to particular targets, unlock new designs for soccer balls and problem associates to beat scores.
“At Universal, we want to offer games wherever people want to play them, so we are thrilled to be launching our first game on Messenger,” mentioned Chris Heatherly, govt vp, Worldwide Games and Digital Platforms, Universal Brand Development, in a press release.
The free-to-play recreation developed with TreasureHunt needs to be one of many largest alternatives but for the younger, Berlin-based startup. It was solely final June that the corporate raised $6 million in its first institutional spherical of financing led by The Gauselmann Group, a Germany gaming firm, with participation from angel traders.
For Kyle Smith, the chief of TreasureHunt’s staff of veteran recreation builders from firms like Electronic Arts, Zynga, Rovio and King, the aim was to attraction to the widest potential viewers.
“We really wanted to capture the momentum leading up to Telemundo’s coverage of the World Cup by creating a highly social, super accessible game that can be enjoyed by sports fans anywhere,” mentioned Kyle Smith, CEO, TreasureHunt. “Our goal was to create an experience that appeals to a mainstream audience by making them feel part of this historic worldwide tournament.”
The free to play GOAL! SHOOTOUT is out now.