Games from Rovio, Ubisoft, HandyGames and others featuring Immersionâ€™s TouchSenseÂ® Engage launch in a new collection on Google Play
SAN JOSE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 16, 2015 — Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR), the leading developer and licensor of touch feedback technology, today announced the emergence of a distinctive new gaming experience for mobile users â€“ games you can feel. This experience is the result of Immersionâ€™s work with mobile game developers, such as Rovio, Ubisoft, HandyGames and others, to incorporate the sense of touch into mobile games, making them roar, shake, blast, bounce, flutter and pop in usersâ€™ hands. Embracing the next level of advanced multi-sensory game design, developers are using TouchSenseÂ® Engage, Immersionâ€™s haptic technology, to enhance their games with tactile effects and create a greater sense of fun and enjoyment for gamers.
Further underscoring the immersive experience that is offered by tactile effects, these games are now available in the first-ever Games You Can Feel collection on Google Play. The collection highlights the best games for Android that include a touch experience as a part of the game.
â€śHandyGames worked with Immersion early on to integrate tactile effects in our mobile games. It is a fantastic feature that has become a seamless part of the experience we offer,â€ť said Christopher Kassulke, CEO of HandyGames. â€śThe new collection in Google Play is a reaffirmation that the tactile experience has evolved to become a more rewarding part of the game play.â€ť
â€śOver the past few months, Immersion has worked closely with leading mobile game developers to customize tactile effects for their games,â€ť said Jason Patton, general manager and vice president of Content and Media at Immersion. â€śFrom this effort, we are seeing a whole new user experience emerge â€“ one that is more immersive and engaging for mobile game players. Touch technology advances game design, enabling developers to add tactile effects to create a more in-depth gaming experience.â€ť
A select list of games featuring Immersionâ€™s haptic technology available in the Games You Can Feel collection on Google Play are:
- Angry Birds Friends by Rovio Entertainment Ltd.
- Archery Tournament and Basketball Tournament by Fat Bat Studios
- Clouds & Sheep and Ninja Hero Cats by HandyGames
- Drag Racing and Nitro Nation Stories by Creative Mobile
- Fishing Superstars: Season 3 by GAMEVIL Inc.
- Hero Siege by Panic Art Studios
- Orbital Free by bitforge Ltd.
- Solo Air by Coding Caveman
- The Spookening by Modesty
- Trials Frontier by Redlynx, a Ubisoft studio
The availability of the games in the collection on Google Play may vary based on country and region.
About Immersion ( www.immersion.com)
Founded in 1993, Immersion (NASDAQ: IMMR) is the leading innovator in haptic technology. The company's touch feedback solutions deliver a more compelling sense of the digital world. Using Immersion's high-fidelity haptic systems, partners can transform user experiences with unique and customizable touch feedback effects; excite the senses in games and videos; restore "mechanical" feel by providing intuitive and unmistakable confirmation; may improve safety by reducing distractions while driving; provide realistic touch feedback when performing robotic medical procedures and training simulations; and expand usability when audio and visual feedback are ineffective. Immersion's TouchSense technology provides haptics in mobile phone, automotive, gaming, medical, and consumer electronics products from world-class companies. With over 1,900 issued or pending patents in the U.S., China and other countries, Immersion helps bring the digital universe to life. Learn more at www.immersion.com or www.touchsense.com
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