Game service now available across tablets and PCs from Sony
LONDON – March 21, 2012 – WildTangent today announced that the WildTangent Games service is now available on VAIO PCs from Sony in Europe. Starting with the VAIO C Series notebook PC and VAIO L Series all-in-one PC, the service will extend to the entire VAIO range over the course of 2012. WildTangent will bring the latest games into a single service that makes it easy to find and play new games on VAIO PCs.
Recently launched on the Sony TabletTM S and dual-screen Sony Tablet P, WildTangent gives consumers the choice to play for free, to rent games when free play is finished, and to purchase games they want to own. As an added bonus, 100% of rental applies toward ownership. In celebration of the launch, all VAIO purchasers who register with WildTangent will receive 20 free WildCoins, WildTangent’s proprietary digital currency to use for renting or buying games. WildTangent’s service and top games including Bejeweled 3, Plants vs. Zombies and World of Warcraft will be pre-installed and accessible from ‘VAIO Gate’, a portal designed by Sony for fast and easy access to favourite media and programs from the desktop.
“VAIO from Sony is ideally suited for game playing,” said Sean Vanderdasson, senior vice president of WildTangent. “WildTangent adds entertainment to devices by offering premium games for every member of the household. With our game service on both Sony Tablet and VAIO, users can now play on multiple devices using their same account and WildCoins.”
WildTangent’s WildCoins virtual currency works for rental, purchase and in-game purchases, and can be used across different devices. Free game sessions and sponsored virtual items are powered by BrandBoost, WildTangent’s advertising platform.
WildTangent (www.wildtangent.com) operates a cross-device games service that allows consumers around the world to access games through one convenient Games App. Fueled by our digital currency, WildCoins, and a proprietary ad platform, BrandBoost, the service delivers the most cost efficient way to play games. Consumers can play premium games for free courtesy of brand advertisers, rent games for a fraction of the retail price with 100% of rental going toward the purchase price, or buy them outright.
The service also offers social games and free online games. Players can purchase in-game items at discounted rates with WildCoins or receive them as gifts from advertisers.
WildTangent Media is a digital media advertising platform that connects brands with a highly engaged audience of 175 million consumers monthly across desktop, social, and mobile platforms. Powered by ad products that consistently perform above industry norms and a growing portfolio of 3rd-party game developers, WildTangent Media offers consumers the chance to invite brands into a digital experience they’re really enjoying. And in return, they get something they want. Like virtual goods, free play, or premium content, all in the name of an advertiser’s brand. It’s a “value exchange” approach, where consumers get the rewards they want, instead of interruptions—and where brands make a lasting impression.
WildTangent Media’s digital advertising solutions have been adopted by premium publishers like PopCap Games, Sony Online Entertainment, and DreamWorks, and are utilized by major global brands like Coca-Cola, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Microsoft, Kraft, Levi’s, and others in a variety of brand verticals.