Romance through the open clouds on this lovely iPad adventure from developer East Side Games in collaboration with publishing partner 6waves.
East Side Games, makers of the fan-favourite Facebook game Pot Farm, wants players to do the work of the angels with their newly released Ruby Skies, a game of exploration and romance. In the words of Venus, “there is not enough love in the world. Get to work!” And with that, Cupid flies into a wondrous world of islands floating amidst pink fluffy clouds to do what he does best – make people fall in love.
“There are a lot of games about fighting things and managing farms and whatnot,” says Jacob Krarup, producer of Ruby Skies, “we decided to try something a little different.”
The world of Ruby Skies is full of quirky characters, all looking for someone special. Will Hendrick the Pirate end up with Rosie in spite of their shared past? Or is Adelia the red-headed book-worm a better match? That’s all up to the players, as they help out Cupid by searching exotic islands for treasures that hold meaning for each of the characters.
Pirate flags, moustache wax and even Jane Austen novels are all precious to some, in Ruby Skies, as well as in life. By collecting these and many other treasures, players help Adelia, Rosie and the others grow closer to each other. As time and the game progress and Cupid does his work, these characters may even find full and satisfying relationships.
“Ruby Skies has a unique personality,” says 6waves Senior Vice President, Publishing, Jim Ying, “it highlights the romance theme playfully without ever taking itself too seriously. Plus, between the storyline, exploration, treasure collection, and games of chance, it has a lot to offer players.”
“It’s like waffles for your eyes,” says Josh Nilson, co-founder and COO of the Vancouver studio. “There is just so much cute and pretty art in this game. It’s in turns sweet and tongue in cheek, having everything from airships to silly monkeys. Come fly the Ruby Skies with us! You just may fall in love….”
Ruby Skies is developed by East Side Games, the community-driven studio that grew the massive Facebook game Pot Farm to over 7 million players, and is published in collaboration with leading global mobile and social games publisher, 6waves.
About East Side Games
East Side Games is a proudly independent and profitable game studio creating humorous and addicting games for mobile and social platforms. The studio has a collaborative, creative, and fun culture that is focused on building hit titles in a great work environment. Located in Vancouver, Canada, the year old studio has over 100 years of combined experience working at AAA studios such as Blizzard/Activision, THQ, EA, Rockstar, Disney and Ubisoft. As well, we have over 60 years experience in the social/mobile space at studios such as DES Games, Hothead Games, Nexon America, Club Penguin (Disney) and Magellan Interactive.
For more information: www.eastsidegamestudio.com
6waves is a leading publisher of independent games on social networks and mobile platforms, partnering with developers all over the world to bring the best games to the millions of users in its gaming network. From its original roots on Facebook, the company has now expanded into iOS and Android, Yahoo! Mobage, Mixi and Hangame in Japan, and Tencent in China. Headquartered in Hong Kong with offices in San Francisco, Moscow, Beijing and Tokyo, the team has a uniquely international perspective and has forged successful partnerships with developers from across the globe. 6waves’ investors include Insight Venture Partners and Nexon Co. Ltd.
For more information: www.6waves.com