2013 Recap: PerBlue

perblueThe year of 2013 was an action filled year for PerBlue.

Our flagship title Parallel Kingdom saw the release of an entirely new Age. The Age of Ascension was the 5th Age launched for the game and went live in February 2013. It was the first new Age to be released in over 2 years, and was filled with a ton of new content and features.

The mobile gaming industry is always rapidly evolving. We began an ambitious new project with a goal to push the limits of mobile gaming on Android and set out to build a full new 3D game engine for Android that would bring PerBlue to the forefront of mobile gaming.

Our first title to be released using the engine was Boardtastic Skateboarding, which launched in early 2013 and is still one of the most popular skateboarding games on Android. This was followed in June 2013 with the release of our city defense strategy game Greed for Glory.

Greed for Glory has been played by over 2.25 million people from all around the world. It now has our largest active player base and is our highest revenue producing title. We’ve spent much of the last six months releasing new phases of content for it (including great social features, Kingdoms, and more).

The city defense strategy game genre is a rapidly growing one, and we’re proud to say that Greed for Glory is the most successful US based game in the genre. Greed for Glory has ranked among the Top 25 Games in Google Play and continues to grow. We’re excited for the future of Greed for Glory and our next generation of games.

We launched our new PerBlue branding and logo this year, along with our tagline “Freedom of Play”. PerBlue was named one of the “Finest Game Publishers” and was also featured in an Isthmus cover story. Our CEO Justin Beck was a featured on a Mashable live chat, and was also a speaker at top gaming industry conferences including Casual Connect and GDC.

Justin and COO Forrest Woolworth were recognized as distinguished young UW alumni by the Wisconsin Alumni Association and received the 2013 Forward Under 40 award (check out the cover!). Justin and Forrest were also named to Madison Magazine’s inaugural M List, which recognizes the top entrepreneurs and technologists in Madison.

As a company, 2013 marked our 5 year anniversary. We’ve sure learned and grown a lot as individuals and as a team over that time. We’ve seen great times – and not so fun times. Looking back, we’ve really come a long way since the early days, and we’re better positioned than ever before for an even more exciting future!