COPENHAGEN, June 29th, 2018: Today Hugo Games (OMX: HUGO) have launched the game “Nyjah Huston #Skatelife” worldwide on the Apple App Store and Google Play. At the same time the star of the game, Nyjah Huston, has extended his contract with Hugo Games until end September 2019 with an option of an additional one-year extension.
The contract extension also includes publishing rights on the uprising new Facebook Instant Messenger gaming platform with a reach of more than 1.4 Billion monthly users. Nyjah Huston is widely recognized as one of the world’s most influential skateboarders. The 23-year-old Californian has won seven X-Games Gold medals and is the highest-paid streetboarder in the world.
“Nyjah Huston #Skatelife” allows players to team up with the famous skateboarder in his first official mobile game and steer him through a challenging environment in Venice Beach, California. The player can grind along precarious rails and grab the highest air before sticking gravity-defying signature tricks – and earn kudos to customize his skateboard by beating challenges.
The game will be promoted on the official social media channels of Nyjah Huston. The CEO of Hugo Games, Henrik Nielsen, is excited about cooperating with Nyjah Huston and making the game available to millions of fans around the world.
“We are very pleased to launch “Nyjah Huston #Skatelife” to a worldwide audience,” says Henrik Nielsen. “Nyjah Huston is a skateboard superstar and an amazing athlete. Fans worldwide will enjoy the opportunity to help steer the skateboard icon through a challenging beach environment and do tricks along the way. There are a lot of skate fans out there. This game is for all of them.”
“We are proud that we have succeeded in releasing the “Nyjah Huston #Skatelife” game sooner than the originally planned 2nd half 2018 date,” says Henrik Nielsen. “At the same time, this acceleration means that the launch of the Doodle Jump sequel will be postponed accordingly into 2nd half 2018.”
The Doodle Jump sequel is currently in soft launch.
About Hugo Games
Hugo Games is a mobile games publisher and developer located in Copenhagen and Nottingham. At Hugo Games we are honoured to cooperate with strong IPs as The Adventures of Tintin and premium sports brands as FC Barcelona, Liverpool FC and Paris St. Germain — as well as soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo and skater icon Nyjah Huston. We are proud to expand the world of television hit series Vikings — and we are thrilled to produce the official sequel to the legendary Doodle Jump. For more information see www.hugogames.com or contact Hugo Games CEO Henrik Nielsen +45 27 200 200