November 20, 2014
Company: Worker Bee Inc.
Yuji Kato, CEO
Worker Bee Inc. to Provide New App “BADLAND”
to “au Smart Pass” service
Tokyo, Japan – November 20, 2014 – Worker Bee Inc. (hereafter “WKB”) announced today that they have begun providing the app “BADLAND” of Frogmind, an independent game studio located in Helsinki, Finland, to the “au Smart Pass”, a monthly subscription based service operated by KDDI Corporation (hereafter “KDDI”; Code: 9433, 1st Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange) as of November 20, 2014.
WKB in collaboration with Frogmind has released an Android exclusive version for au Smart Pass. “BADLAND is now available to more users and we are quite excited to be able to provide such high-quality content, one of the most attractive contents in the world” said Yuji Kato, WKB CEO.
More information about the release is available at http://pass.auone.jp/app/detail?app_id=1299310000013 (in Japanese only).
(C) Frogmind Oy / Supported by Worker Bee Inc.
BADLAND is an atmospheric side-scrolling action adventure game available on all mobile platforms. It has been highly evaluated in the global gaming industry and has won numerous awards around the world such as Apple Design Award, App Store iPad Game of the Year 2013, Grand Prix Award in IMGA. Currently it has been downloaded over 17 million times.
More information about BADLAND is available at http://frogmindgames.com/badland/.
About Frogmind Oy:
Frogmind is a new independent game studio located in Helsinki, Finland. The studio was founded in April 2012 by two industry veterans Johannes Vuorinen and Juhana Myllys. Frogmind aims to develope the best possible game experiences with high standard production values. Frogmind’s first title is called BADLAND and it has been released in App Store for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch in April 4, 2013. Currently BADLAND is available on all mobile platforms and has over 17milion downloads.
More information about Frogmind is available at http://frogmindgames.com/.
About au Smart Pass:
The “au Smart Pass” is a monthly subscription-based app downloading service for smartphone users, operated by KDDI Corporation, one of the Japanese major mobile operators. The total number of subscribers exceeds 10 million users (official release as of March 17, 2014).
More information about au Smart Pass is available at http://news.kddi.com/kddi/corporate/english/newsrelease/2014/03/18/258.html.
About Worker Bee Inc.:
WKB is a developer and publisher of mobile contents located in Tokyo, Japan.
Since 2005, WKB has been implementing some culturized assets and providing high-quality game contents from overseas toward Japanese market. WKB offers overall services from development, testing with existing devices and upcoming devices, user support after release and marketing. Currently, WKB focuses on promoting indie games into the Japanese market.
More information about WKB is available at http://www.wkb.jp/en/.
WKB has an intense need for business cooperation with game developers. Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in the Japanese market.