Joust Friends and Players Around the World in LINE’s First Ever Real-Time Battle Game, Developed Jointly With Alawar Entertainment
Tokyo, Japan – May 2, 2014 – LINE Corporation, owner and operator of the free call and messaging app LINE, today announced the release of LINE Shake Spears!, a real-time jousting game created in cooperation with Russia-based game publisher Alawar Entertainment, for both iPhone and Android.
LINE Shake Spears! is LINE’s first collaboration with Alawar Entertainment, one of Eastern Europe’s largest game publishers.
“LINE Shake Spears! is our first game title made in collaboration with a Russian publisher. I am delighted that we were able to add a new and exciting genre that offers real-time battles to the LINE GAME platform,” said Jun Masuda, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer (CSMO) of LINE Corporation. “We hope that this game will attract both users who are new to gaming and also those who have been longtime gaming enthusiasts.”
“LINE’s messaging service holds over 420 million users worldwide, with impressive user numbers particularly in Asia, Europe, and South America. It is also one of the few companies that have also managed to succeed as a content delivery platform＊1. We are very pleased that our partnership will offer LINE’s massive user base a chance to enjoy Alawar’s popular Shake Spears! The release of an updated version of the game that takes advantage of LINE’s unique platform will surely be a strategic success for both companies,” said Alexander Dubrovin, VP of Sales and Marketing for Alawar Entertainment.
LINE ShakeSpears! invites LINE users to joust their way through a medieval fantasy world. Players take on the role of knights and compete for glory in player vs. environment, player vs. friend, and player vs. player modes.
Campaign: Joust against knights throughout the in-game kingdom to win the princess.
Fight Friends: Joust with LINE friends. Real-time jousts are possible if friends are online.
Duel: Joust with players around the world in real time.
Players control their lances and shields by swiping on the left and right of the screen, defending themselves as they aim for their challenger’s weakest point. Players can also change their knight’s class to gain class-specific abilities and magic types, upgrade horses and weapons to gain strength, and use amulets to gain special abilities for extended time periods. Through the selection of classes, horses, armor, weapons, magic and amulets, each joust becomes a battle of wits and strategy.
＊1：LINE placed 1st in Worldwide iOS and Google Play revenue outside of games and ranked 6th when games were included in AppAnnie’s 2013 survey. (http://inbound.appannie.com/2013-retrospective-report)
LINE Shake Spears!
Supported devices: iPhone and Android
Supported languages: Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), English, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Thai
Supported regions: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Service begins: May 2, 2014
Cost: Free-to-play (offers in-app purchases)
Developer: Alawar Entertainment
Operator: LINE Corporation
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