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Social Graph Studios Ups the Ante Within Jewel Matching Genre, Adding Real-Time Head-to-Head Social Game Play on Facebook With Gem Clash

Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 in Press Releases | 0 comments

Social Graph Studios Ups the Ante Within Jewel Matching Genre, Adding Real-Time Head-to-Head Social Game Play on Facebook With Gem Clash Highly social gameplay just one of many features that encourages strategic play and adds surge of adrenaline to jewel matching category of games Toronto, ON, April 17, 2013 – Social Graph Studios pushes the boundaries of the jewel matching genre by offering real-time social game play with Gem Clash. Players play against their opponents simultaneously on the same board. They see each other’s moves and compete to earn the most points in 90 seconds. Gem Clash is free to play. “We wanted Gem Clash to bring something really new to social gaming on Facebook,” said Oz Solomon, CEO of Social Graph Studios. ”No one has ever built an online jewel matching game where players play against their opponent on the same board at the same time. It’s frenetic, thrilling and a lot of fun to play”. Gem Clash is a casual, social, jewel matching game on Facebook. Its patent pending technology allows players to compete against each other in real-time on the same board. Players see their opponent’s matches as they are made and compete to be first to slide a gem to make a match.  Collisions are common and add to the excitement as only the first person to make a match earns points. Gem Clash is highly social. Players can play their friends to see who the most skilled jewel matcher is.  Players can also choose to have the Gem Clash player matching system match them against a random player logged into the system. The graphics, sounds and effects in the game amplify the competitive experience no matter who the opponent is. Gem Clash has several features designed in to encourage strategic play. Players earn bonus points for combo matches. Matching larger sets of jewels leads to bombs and vortices that generate large amounts of points. Other features that players will find in Gem Clash include: Skill-based ranking system – Players earn or lose rank points, called Gems, when they win or lose games. Gem Clash will match players against other players that are similar in rank to maximize the challenge and fun of every game. Power-Ups – Players can use power-ups to improve their game. Power-ups can be used to give players hints on possible matches, to scramble all the jewels on the board or earn bonus points. Players can earn power-ups by playing games. Training Games – Players who do not feel ready to pit their skills against a human opponent can practice against a computer opponent.  Jewels will design training games to stretch a player’s capability and push them to improve their skills. Gem Clash is an easy game to play, but a difficult game to master. “Our mission is to make an amazing game which fans of the puzzle and arcade genres will love to play. I think that Gem Clash has already met that objective. Even so, we plan to keep building new features and content in Gem Clash. The launch is just the beginning,” said Solomon. Gem Clash can be played for free on Facebook at: http://apps.facebook.com/gemclash. About Social Graph Studios Founded in 2007, Toronto-based Social Graph Studios creates, distributes and markets social and mobile games and apps.  Social Graph...

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Status Shuffle for iPhone, the Mobile App for Finding the Perfect Facebook Status Update, Accessed 90 Million Times Over Its Two-Year Existence

Posted by on Feb 7, 2013 in Press Releases | 0 comments

Toronto, ON, February 7, 2013 – The iPhone version of Status Shuffle for Facebook launched 2 years ago on February 7, 2011. It has since been used 90 million times by 1.1 million people.   Status Shuffle allows people to browse through a database of millions of community moderated statuses to find one to fit their mood and use it to set their Facebook Status. “Status Shuffle is a perfect fit for mobile,” said Oz Solomon, Social Graph Studios’ founder and CEO. “People can shuffle through our statuses by swiping and tapping and then can set their Facebook status without typing.  Shuffling through all our funny, inspirational and poignant statuses is great entertainment and lots of our users spend some of their idle time with us for that reason.” To celebrate the two year anniversary of Status Shuffle on the iPhone, Social Graph Studios will be offering the full version of Status Shuffle on the iPhone for free on February 7, 2013 in the iOS App Store. Status Shuffle helps users find a status message to post on their Facebook Timeline.  The application selects from 3.3 million crowd-sourced statuses using a proprietary shuffling algorithm and recommendation engine that suggests statuses that users are more likely to care about and engage with. Status Shuffle users automatically moderate the content simply by using Status Shuffle.  People have set their status, voted on statuses, shared statuses or saved a status as a favorite more than 1.6 billion times using Status Shuffle via the web, mobile web and iOS apps.  The Status Shuffle engine combines these signals with user demographic information to determine which statuses are relevant and likely to resonate. Status Shuffle for iPhone is available and works on recent iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. It builds on the Status Shuffle Facebook app and shares the same database.  This means that iOS users have full access to all Status Shuffle statuses and that a user’s favorites will be available on both iOS and web versions of Status Shuffle. Status Shuffle for iPhone is also accessible to the blind, visually impaired and people with print disabilities using VoiceOver and Zoom. “We saw a lot of requests from visually impaired people to use Status Shuffle,” said Solomon. “So we added full VoiceOver support.  Status Shuffle has been accessible for over a year and that is something we are very proud of. We get lots of comments from people thanking us for doing this. We hope that lots of these users will take advantage of the 2 year anniversary giveaway.” People interested in using the Status Shuffle iPhone application can find it in the iTunes store at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/status-shuffle-for-facebook/id415888970?mt=8.  Status Shuffle Lite (free version) is available at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/status-shuffle-lite-for-facebook/id415901080?mt=8. Status Shuffle is also available as a Facebook app at: http://apps.facebook.com/status-shuffle?from=pr1. Status Shuffle is supported on Android via the mobile web version of the app http://m.statusshuffle.com Status Shuffle on Facebook was the original flavor of Status Shuffle and it was launched over 5 years ago. “We saw tremendous growth in social apps over the last 5 years and then tremendous growth in mobile apps over the last two. We are excited to be at the convergence of both social and mobile,” said Solomon. About Social Graph Studios Founded in 2007, Toronto-based Social Graph Studios creates, distributes and markets...

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Social Graph Studios’ Social Application, Status Shuffle, Accessed Half a Billion Times to Set Users’ Facebook Status

Posted by on Nov 19, 2012 in Press Releases | 0 comments

In Celebration of Achieving this Milestone, Toronto-Based Application Developer Upgrades Its Best-Selling iPhone App Toronto, ON, November 19, 2012 – People used Social Graph Studios’ social application, Status Shuffle, a half a billion times to set their Facebook status over the last five years.  Two other notable milestones have been recently met: Status Shuffle has received 3 million Facebook Likes and users have shuffled through statuses 50 billion times. “Hitting these milestones is proof that people love using Status Shuffle to help find the perfect status,” said Oz Solomon, Social Graph Studios’ founder and CEO. “People use Status Shuffle because it’s fun to browse through our database of community moderated statuses.  Status Shuffle has millions of funny, poignant and relevant statuses for people to choose from.” In celebration, Social Graph Studios updated Status Shuffle iPhone to version 2.0. The new version of Status Shuffle iPhone has a refined new style, allows users to swipe or tap to get the next status, streamlined navigation and support for iPhone 5 and retina displays. Status Shuffle helps users find a status message to post on their Facebook Timeline.  The application selects from 3.2 million crowd-sourced statuses using a proprietary shuffling algorithm that recommends statuses that users are more likely to care about. Status Shuffle users automatically moderate the content simply by using Status Shuffle.  People have set their status, voted on statuses, shared statuses or saved a status as a favorite more than 1.6 billion times using Status Shuffle.  The Status Shuffle engine uses these signals and user demographic information to determine which statuses are strong and more relevant. Status Shuffle on Facebook has over 2.7 million unique monthly active users while Status Shuffle iPhone has been installed by more than 1 million unique people. “The social and mobile experiences are converging.  We are proud to be at the front of this disruptive change.  Status Shuffle has been around for 5 years because it’s so easy and fun to use.  We understand how to make great apps,” said Solomon. People interested in using the Status Shuffle iPhone application can find it in the iTunes store at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/status-shuffle-for-facebook/id415888970?mt=8.  Status Shuffle Lite (free version) is available at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/status-shuffle-lite-for-facebook/id415901080?mt=8. Status Shuffle is also available as a Facebook app at: http://apps.facebook.com/status-shuffle?from=pr1. About Social Graph Studios Founded in 2007, Toronto-based Social Graph Studios creates, distributes and markets social and mobile games and apps.  Social Graph Studios has also created My Year in Status, My Year in Photos and Jewels x2.  For more information, please visit http://sgstudios.com. Contact: Jacques Chamberland, VP Product *protected email* 416-463-6333 x202...

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