Digital publisher nDreams is pleased to
announce that Aurora, one of the first free-to-play console games, has now had more
than ten million visits since it launched. The floating archipelago was
released in March 2011 in the PlayStation Home virtual world, which is
exclusive to the PlayStation®3 console. Aurora
continues to expand and evolve, and the latest major update to Aurora (version 1.7)
will launch next month.
Announcing the milestone, nDreams CEO,
Patrick O’Luanaigh said
“We’re incredibly proud of Aurora and
the players who have helped make this such a successful virtual space. We don’t
shout about ourselves very often, but nDreams continues to grow with a clear
focus – to remain one of the leading publishers in PlayStation Home whilst
becoming known for exciting and unique tablet games. We’re on track to launch a
number of tablet based titles this year that we hope will demonstrate our distinctive
approach to free-to-play development. We’d like to publically thank Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) for
their continuing support on PlayStation Home, a highly underrated platform with
a large, smart and passionate community, and we hope to continue our strong
relationship with SCE moving forwards alongside our growth into tablet gaming.”
As well as virtual clothing and
locomotions, recent PlayStation Home launches have included larger games such
as Xi: Continuum, F.U.B.A.R and Blueprint: Home. nDreams also create a range of
apartments and clubhouses, like the forthcoming “Carla’s Coffee Shop”.
Over 80% of nDreams revenue comes from
publishing their own original IP. As well as PlayStation Home and tablet,
nDreams also develop for the Xbox Avatar Marketplace.
Why not try Aurora out for yourself –
head into PlayStation Home and you’ll find Aurora on the navigator menu. You
can also sign up for our newsletter at our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ndreamers) to see
behind the scenes at nDreams and get the first look at our new games.
Joe Dale, Digital Product Manager
Twitter: @ndreamers and @patrickol
nDreams are a rapidly growing digital games developer/publisher, set up
in 2007 by Patrick O'Luanaigh, the former Creative Director of Eidos, with a
focus on quality and innovation. nDreams has recently completed a transition
from work-for-hire development to publishing, and currently over 80% of their
revenue comes from publishing their own original intellectual property.
nDreams recently won the Inspire Award for online innovation, were
nominated for two 2012 Develop Awards, and were finalists in both the Inspire
11 awards and the Smarta 100, (one of only five companies in the UK to be
nominated in their technology category). nDreams were also featured in the
Guardian Tech Media Invest and were nominated for the Kemp Little award for
nDreams has developed and published a huge range of games, spaces,
apartments and items in PlayStation Home, and are one of the most experienced PlayStation
Home developers and publishers in the world. They also develop for Xbox Avatar
Marketplace and are working on their first iPad and Android tablet games.
The Aurora launch video can be found
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