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"Pool with Pals" Wins Featured Placement on the App Store

Tiny Castle Studios launches unique social billiards game

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Indie game developer Tiny Castle Studios announced today that Pool with Pals is now featured as one of the "Best New Games" on the App Store. Currently only available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, Pool with Pals will be available on Facebook and Google Play later this year.

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When Apple informed the studio that Pool with Pals was being considered as a featured game on the App Store, Founder and Studio Director Jason Crawford described the team's reaction as "blissfully stunned".  Crawford goes on to say: "The fact Apple even considered Pool with Pals as a feature was epic validation for us."  After receiving news of the potential placement, the team spent a week readying their web servers and biting their nails with anticipation.  Crawford says: "When Pool with Pals went live on the App Store as a featured game, we were stunned all over again.  We really didn't think it would actually happen."  Crawford also remarked: "We are extraordinarily grateful to the team at Apple for this opportunity.  We hope iOS users have as much fun playing it as we had making it."

Tiny Castle Studios set out to make something other than a typical billiards app. Crawford says "The game is loosely based on 8 Ball billiards but it's really kind of its own thing. We wanted a super simple and fun interpretation of the game while sparking the competitiveness in all of us."

Pool with Pals is categorized as an arcade game rather than a sports game. Players win coins by sinking bonus shots and winning games. Players then use coins to get customize pool tables like "The Ol' West" and "Space Station" as well as custom billiards balls like "Hot Rod", "Magic Unicorn", "Alien Bug", "Baby Panda", and many more.

Players can enjoy Pool with Pals at their own pace thanks to the game's asynchronous (turn-based) gameplay format.  Crawford says "We thought jumping in and out of matches whenever we wanted was a lot more convenient than having to play an entire live game, especially on a smartphone when you're doing ten other things."  Players can connect their Facebook and Instagram friends to start several simultaneous games at once. Players can always hone their skills by dueling against the game's A.I. character, Jimmy Da Pool Shark.

Pool with Pals is available free on the App Store: http://tiny.cc/iPhonePWP
Pool with Pals for iOS promotional video: http://youtu.be/o5khwVtFnCU

For more information about Pool with Pals and to download the press kit please visit:
http://www.tinycastlestudios.com/portfolio/pool-with-pals/

About Tiny Castle Studios
Based in Los Angeles, CA,  Tiny Castle Studios is an independent video game developer, founded in 2011 by veterans of the video game industry.  The studio is focused on creating its own intellectual properties and technology while offering development services to a few select clients.  You can learn more about the company at: http://www.tinycastlestudios.com

Contact
Public Relations
[email protected]
Tiny Castle Studios, Inc.
225 E Broadway Suite 216-E
Glendale, CA 91205

© Copyright 2014 Tiny Castle Studios, Inc.  "Pool with Pals" and the "with Pals" moniker are trademarks of Tiny Castle Studios, Inc.  iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.  Google Play is a registered trademark of Google, Inc.  Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc.  All rights reserved.

To view this video on YouTube, please visit: http://youtu.be/o5khwVtFnCU

Media Contact: Public Relations, Tiny Castle Studios, Inc., 213.210.2325, [email protected]

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