BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Glu Mobile, a leading global developer and publisher of Social Mobile games for smartphone and tablet devices, today announced that the company's most downloaded freemium game, Gun Bros, will be on display in the Android™ Booth at Mobile World Congress. Glu's Gun Bros Multiplayer now offers Google's Android Beam technology on Ice Cream Sandwich devices. The Glu team will demo how Glu gamers can use Android Beam™ to initiate a Gun Bros Multiplayer session by simply placing their devices back to back and tapping "Touch To Beam" on their device screen.
Android Beam, a feature introduced in Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, allows two Near Field Technology (NFC)-enabled devices to share content, including mobile games. With Android Beam, mobile multiplayer has never been easier.
"Android Beam enhances Gun Bros' multiplayer experience by enabling a real-time, social element that gamers previously only enjoyed in a console setting," said Niccolo de Masi, President and CEO at Glu. "With constant innovation and over 700,000 new Android-powered devices being activated each day, Android is a leading global gaming platform with strong forward momentum."
Glu gamers can launch Gun Bros Multiplayer with Android Beam in several ways. If both users already have Gun Bros Multiplayer downloaded on their devices, players can launch multiplayer missions immediately by tapping the Gun Bros app and then tapping "Touch To Beam." If one player has not yet downloaded Gun Bros Multiplayer, Android Beam will direct them to the download page in Android Market™. Players can also invite other Gun Bros players to view their profile with a simple tap. Gun Bros Multiplayer can be shared with Android Beam on any NFC-enabled device running Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich.
Glu's Gun Bros Multiplayer with Android Beam is on display next week at Mobile World Congress in the Android Booth (hall 8, booth #8C25).
About Gun Bros Multiplayer:
The Freakishly Rugged Advanced Genetics Galactic Enforcement Division (aka F.R.A.G.G.E.D.) specializes in the development and deployment of superhuman special agents. Headed since its formation by the brilliant soldier-turned-scientist Mother Gun, its current roster consists of only two active field operatives, code-named Percy and Francis Gun. Their lifelong mission: to protect the cosmos from the Tyrannical Oppressors of Life known as T.O.O.L.
Gun Bros Multiplayer features:
- We'll Do It Live: Live co-op multiplayer.
- Bigger, Better Toys: The Gun Bros arsenal has even crazier and more lethal guns, including the Deuce Dropper X90 and Diabolic Maws.
- Talk Trash: Play together and defeat the evil T.O.O.L organization using co-op Multiplayer mode.
- Get Buff: Players have the ability to recruit to their brotherhood and earn Bro-Buffs which can increase their speed, damage, armor, extra points and payouts.
- Bro-Ops: Daily challenges that players can either take on individually or with other Bros to earn payouts, including War Bucks.
- Critical Mass: By mastering weapons, players can increase their chance of earning Critical Hits, which help them do more extreme damage to enemies.
Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU) is a leading global developer and publisher of Social Mobile games for smartphone and tablet devices. Glu's unique technology platform enables its titles to be accessible to a broad audience of consumers all over the world – supporting iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Google Chrome and beyond. Glu is focused on bringing the best in social, freemium, cross-platform mobile gaming experiences to the mass market. Founded in 2001, Glu is headquartered in San Francisco and has major offices in Kirkland, Washington, Brazil, Canada, China, Russia and the UK. Glu is focused on creating compelling original IP and also partners with leading entertainment brands including Activision, Atari, Caesar's and Fox. Consumers can find high-quality entertainment created exclusively for their mobile devices wherever they see the 'g' character logo or at www.glu.com. For live updates, please follow Glu via Twitter at www.twitter.com/glumobile or become a Glu fan at Facebook.com/glumobile.
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