January 27, 2012 – Take an Amazonian Adventure with MindJolt SGN’s New Social Game: Jewels of the Amazon

Leading multiplatform game developer and distributor, MindJolt SGN, today announced the launch of its newest social game, Jewels of the Amazon. Following the success of Bubble Atlantis, the wildly popular Facebook bubble popper game, Jewels of the Amazon takes players on an epic jewel-matching adventure quest to unlock the secrets of the Amazon.

Players navigate through 8 stages and 70 levels in this unique quest approach to a classic match-3 puzzle game. Every level provides fun challenges and deep game play features, including boosters, power-ups, obstacles, a slew of special jewels such as bombs, rainbows and multipliers, a bonus frenzy mode and different-shaped boards. In addition to the main quest, players can relax on Bonus Island, a prize-packed blitz mode with a different game board every week. Jewels of the Amazon provides a truly social experience for players through both competition and teamwork. Compete against friends for the #1 rank in level leader boards; team up with them to rack up tournament prizes in Bonus Island, and to gift special power-ups needed to tackle tricky levels.

Jewels of the Amazon is now available on Facebook and will soon be launching on mobile, following MindJolt SGN’s strategy of offering games across all platforms.

Play here: http://apps.facebook.com/jewelsoftheamazon/

Game Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y3nzal1CBk

More info: http://www.facebook.com/jewelsoftheamazon

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Operating a Simulated Pet Rescue, Players Embark on a Socially Responsible Adventure Where They Nurture and Find Homes for Cute & Cuddly Pets

January 4, 2012, Los Angeles – MindJolt SGN, a leading multiplatform game developer and distributor, and The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) today announce Fluff Friends Rescue, a mobile game that introduces players to the real-world challenges of rescuing pets by nursing animals back to health while running their own animal shelter and ultimately contributing to The HSUS in a unique, interactive gaming experience.

“Fluff Friends Rescue combines a social cause with fun gameplay. Profit hungry puppy mills and the pet stores that sell these animals have caused animal welfare to become a major international issue. Fluff Friends Rescue is able to bring this cause to light in a fresh, interactive way,” says Chris DeWolfe, CEO of MindJolt SGN. “By creating a positive game where each user runs their own pet rescue we are increasing awareness of animals at risk and combining empathy with entertainment. We believe this is a next evolution in social gaming.”

“Fluff Friends Rescue goes above and beyond the message that adopting shelter pets is important,” said Betsy McFarland, vice president, companion animals for The Humane Society of the United States. “It makes the point that in addition to a loving home, pets need proper nourishment, regular grooming, play time and quality medical care; these vital messages about pet care are what elevates Fluff Friends Rescue from other pet games and why we’re excited to be involved.”

Fluff Friends Rescue empowers players to rescue stray cats and dogs from sickness, injury and hunger back to tail-wagging health. Every Fluff Friends Rescue pet has a happiness meter which monitors healing and increases happiness as each pet spends time in four different vital areas of pet rehabilitation and nourishment including veterinarian, food, grooming and play-time/fun stations. By interacting with the animals and making the rounds to each one of these interactive rehab stations, players improve each pet’s outlook as he or she gets healthy and ready for adoption.

Helping The Humane Society of the United States: Purchasing Humane Society of the United States branded items throughout the game will translate to vital funding for the nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization. One hundred percent of the net proceeds from the sale of these items will go directly to The Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Rescue Team which assists local authorities during natural disasters and man-made cruelty situations such as puppy mills and animal fighting rings. In the U.S., future versions of Fluff Friends Rescue will include a PetFinder feature – which will offer real-time access to real adoptions for pets as well as branded merchandise.

The game is available now on iTunes. For more information, please visit: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fluff-friends-rescue/id467407534?mt=8 or find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/FluffFriendsRescue.

About MindJolt SGN
MindJolt SGN brings people everywhere together through great games. With over 35 million monthly active users, 45 million mobile downloads and more than 80 million installs on social platforms, MindJolt SGN is a leading multiplatform game developer and publisher responsible for more than ten top ten titles on iTunes App Store and three #1 titles on the Amazon Appstore. Funded by Austin Ventures, and led by the team that founded and built MySpace, MindJolt SGN is headquartered in Los Angeles, with studios in Buenos Aires, and San Francisco. For more information, please visit www.mindjolt.com

About The Humane Society of the United States
The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest animal protection organization — backed by 11 million Americans, or one of every 28. For more than a half-century, The HSUS has been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education and hands-on programs. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty — on the web at humanesociety.org.

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MindJolt Makes Waves with New Social Game: Bubble Atlantis

September 23, 2011

Gaming Company Dive into the Epic Underwater Myth of Atlantis With a New Bubble Puzzle Social Game Los Angeles, CA September 14, 2011 — Social game developer and publisher MindJolt, today announced the launch of it’s newest game, Bubble Atlantis. Set in an epic undersea world, the game unites a creative take on Plato’s original [...]

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MindJolt Announces New Titles and Franchises in Development Following String of Hit Games

September 23, 2011

Games Leader Transforms Business Model: Shifts Focus from Advertising to Virtual Goods Los Angeles, CA September 13, 2011 — Leading game developer and distributor MindJolt today announced successful launches of Warp Dash, Master Shot, DressUp!-Fashion, and Mini Café. MindJolt also confirmed that revenues derived from the sale of virtual goods now makes up nearly a [...]

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MindJolt’s SGN Launches Mini Café™ for the iPhone™, iPad™ and iPod Touch®

July 1, 2011

From Sushi to Pizza, Mini Café’s Unique International Flair Allows Users to Build and Manage a Restaurant of Diverse Cuisine and Decor Los Angeles, CA – June 23, 2011 — SGN, maker of some of the world’s most popular social mobile games, today released it’s first game since being acquired by MindJolt in April 2011. [...]

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MindJolt Taps Mobile Veteran Ulf Waschbusch to Head Social Mobile Game

July 1, 2011

Development Studio, SGN Los Angeles, CA—June 22, 2011—Leading social, mobile, web games company MindJolt today announced mobile veteran Ulf Waschbusch will lead internal social mobile game development under the SGN studio. An expert in the mobile space, Ulf has held senior mobile product roles for Google, MySpace and T-Mobile, most recently serving as Chief Product [...]

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MindJolt Announces Acquisitions of SGN and Hallpass Media

April 20, 2011

Leading Web and Social Game Platform Expands Into Mobile, Adds Game Development Studio, and Increases Distribution San Francisco, CA—April 19, 2011—MindJolt today announced the acquisitions of SGN, a leading developer and publisher of social mobile games and Hallpass Media, a popular free online game network. With these acquisitions, MindJolt becomes one of the few multi-platform [...]

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