Dimensional Branding Group, licensing and promotion agency for the Skee-Ball and Hatch brands, announced that both brand apps achieved the No. 1 ranking in Apple’s iTunes stores simultaneously when they launched on Nov. 20.
“Skee-Ball” arcade launched as the No. 1 free app and “Hatch” debuted in the top position for paid apps.
“Skee-Ball Arcade” is the only officially licensed Skee-Ball free game app for iOS and Android devices, created by licensee Scopely and developed by Big Cave Games.
Users can play the classic arcade game on their smartphones with the flick of a finger and tilt of the device. The game features five machines and play patterns including Skee-Ball classic, galaxy, basketball, candy and pinball, with a new machine released in the Skee-Ball Arcade each month.
“Skee-Ball is the bestselling cross-generational arcade brand app in the world,” says Larry Seidman, chief executive officer, DBG. “‘Skee-Ball Arcade’ puts a modern, social twist on it by giving players the chance to test their Skee-Ball skills against competitors anytime, anywhere.”
“Hatch” allows users to grow and nurture a digital pet, called a Fugu. The tiny create thrives with attention and fresh fruit, and comes in a variety of colors.
“The ‘Hatch’ app is reimagining the interaction between a digital character and mobile game fan,” says Seidman.