MojiWorks launches “Moji Bowling”, the most advanced iMessage app yet made, on the Apple App Store.

 

Guildford, UK

Thursday 6th April 2017

“Moji Bowling”, a characterful and charming 10-pin bowling game exclusive to iOS, is the latest creation from MojiWorks. The world’s first bowling game played directly in iMessage conversations, Moji Bowling makes it easy for players to chat and challenge their friends to play together. Featuring 3D gameplay with realistic physics and animated characters, Moji Bowling is the best way to bowl with your friends - anytime, anywhere.

Matthew Wiggins, MojiWorks CEO, said: “With Moji Bowling we have created the most technically advanced iMessage app yet, that showcases how great chat platforms can be for playing games with friends. I’m incredibly proud of what our rapidly growing team has been able to make since we started only a few months ago, and we can’t wait to bring players more innovative social games in the future”

Alan Harding, MojiWorks CTO, said “We’ve developed Moji Bowling using our proprietary technology working closely with Apple’s latest APIs provided in iOS 10. With rich 3D graphics and physics simulation, advanced animation, and high quality art and character design, it’s clear that we’re leading the way in what can be achieved on chat platforms.”

FEATURES

- Full 3D gameplay and physics: the most advanced iMessage app

- Balls and pins come alive with unique characters to collect

- One-handed play with easy tap control

- Master the bowling alley to unlock the Farmyard and Pirate Ship game modes

- Weekly challenges for global players

Moji Bowling is available through Apple’s App Store and iMessage App Store.

ABOUT MOJIWORKS

MojiWorks is a leading developer of games for messaging platforms, including Apple’s iMessage and Facebook’s Instant Games services.

Founded in 2016 by Matthew Wiggins and Alan Harding, with funding from Sunstone Capital and Lifeline Ventures, MojiWorks is at the forefront of developing apps for the emerging messaging platforms.

Based in Guildford, UK - one of the world’s leading game development hubs and only 30 minutes from central London - MojiWorks has rapidly built a team of software development experts to work towards the goal of being the leading game company on chat platforms.

LINKS

Press pack: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B0UznZyXWTrBcVhBYUlPOTg0RXc

Moji Bowling App Store dowload link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/moji-bowling/id1189170404?ls=1&mt=8

MojiWorks site: https://www.moji.works

MojiWorks email: hello@moji.works

Sunstone Capital: https://sunstone.eu

Lifeline Ventures: http://www.lifelineventures.com

 

Announcing MojiWorks, the world's first games publisher dedicated to chat platforms

Tuesday 29th November 2016

Today at the Slush conference in Helsinki, MojiWorks Limited announced it's formation and seed funding from Sunstone Capital and Lifeline Ventures.

MojiWorks has been founded by Matthew Wiggins (CEO) and Alan Harding (CTO), veteran technology leaders & entrepreneurs and previously founders of Wonderland Software which was acquired by Zynga in 2011. MojiWorks will be based near London in Guildford, UK, home of the largest game development community in the country.

Matthew Wiggins said: "We see the relationships that people have on messaging services to be deeper and more personal than traditional social networks. We believe that play on those platforms will be a magnitude more meaningful and open up real social play to a whole new audience in a way that fits into their mobile lives, of which chat is a massive part."

He continued: "We’ve created Mojiworks to be the leading publisher of games for iMessage, and other chat platforms as they open up to third parties. We believe the iMessage App Store is as big as an opportunity as the Facebook App platform or the App Store, and a perfect chance for the speed and agility of a start up to build a company of scale and help define the oncoming wave of apps on chat."

The seed investment round has been led by Nikolaj Nyholm and Yacine Ghalim at Sunstone Capital, and Petteri Koponen at Lifeline Ventures. Petteri was previously Chairman of Supercell, developers of Clash of Clans, and one of Europe's most successful games companies. Petteri has joined the board of MojiWorks.

Alex Chapman and Sara Wax at Sheridans are MojiWorks' legal representatives and acted for them in this transaction.

Yacine Ghalim said: "One of our main investment thesis in Gaming has been to bet on companies looking to dominate new platforms. We believe that Messaging is a new horizontal platform, and we see Gaming as a vertical application particularly well suited to this platform. Matthew and Al have a very strong vision around how to build compelling experiences on that platform, and we're thrilled to back a team of repeat entrepreneurs with such domain knowledge"

LINKS

MojiWorks Limited: hello@moji.works https://www.moji.works

Sunstone Capital: https://sunstone.eu

Lifeline Ventures: http://www.lifelineventures.com

Sheridans: http://sheridans.co.uk

Slush Conference: http://slush.org