Play Beautifully With Dots & Co, the New Puzzle Game From Dots

NEW YORK - July 21, 2016 – Dots, the acclaimed NYC-based developer of Dots and Two Dots, has released Dots & Co, a new mobile game available as a free download from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Dots & Co introduces an enhanced visual palette and new companions with a variety of powers, bringing an exciting layer of magic to the original gameplay of Dots and Two Dots, which have 100 million downloads to date combined.

Dots & Co is a beautiful, thoughtful and immersive experience we wanted to feel like a little mental oasis.” said Patrick Moberg, co-founder and chief creative officer at Dots. “It elevates our portfolio of games with new worlds, charming in-game companions and fresh ways to approach challenges.”

Like Two Dots before it, Dots & Co features specially crafted levels of colorfully matching dots with distinct mechanics that change and combine as players progress. It launches with 155 new and completely reimagined stages that move across a bright landscape of beautifully painted environments with colorblind mode support and an original musical score. Additional puzzles will arrive in free updates after release.

Dots & Co is designed around the principles of strategy, simplicity and style,” said Margaret Robertson, game director for Dots & Co. “It’s both a satisfying challenge for your brain and a restorative treat for your senses.”

Dots & Co can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store globally.

About Dots

Dots builds unique games with thoughtful design. The studio's first game, Dots: A Game About Connecting, has garnered a massive and loyal following since its launch in 2013. In 2014 the studio launched Two Dots, an acclaimed global mega-hit. You can learn more about Dots by following @playdots on Twitter, @dots on Instagram, www.facebook.com/playdots on Facebook and visiting the Dots website: www.dots.co.

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Valerie Turpin
Sandbox Strategies for Dots
val@sandboxstrat.com

Games Studio Dots Hits 30 Million Downloads for Two Dots

Games Studio Dots Hits 30 Million Downloads for Two Dots
Dots reports $15 million in revenue on Two Dots’ one-year anniversary

NEW YORK – May 29, 2015 – Playdots Inc. (“Dots”) announced today that its hit title Two Dots has been played nearly 5 billion times by 30 million people worldwide since its release one year ago. The team is also proud to announce that it won three honors at the Webby Awards two weeks ago, taking home both an official Webby Award and People’s Voice Award for Best Visual Design – Aesthetic (Mobile & Apps), as well as the Webby Award for Best Gaming App (Handheld Devices).

"It's been hard for me to see how far our team has come, because we've been heads down designing levels and writing code everyday.  But when I step back, look at the player usage data, the awards, the features and content we've built, I'm completely blown away." - David Hohusen, Two Dots Game Director

As the studio continues to release more content and looks forward to the imminent release of Two Dots in China (with Tencent), it is sharing some data and factoids about the game to enlighten other independent developers:

  • Installs by platform: iOS: 22m, Android: 6.75m, Amazon: 0.25m, Facebook: 1m
  • Total gross revenue, all platforms: US$15 million
  • Number of games played: 4.8 billion
  • Reached #1 game rank in 71 countries, #1 Puzzle game rank in 117 countries
  • Top countries by installs: US, UK, Japan, Russia, Canada, Brazil, and South Korea
  • Audience demographics: 68% women, 32% men
  • Number of dots connected: 250 billion (that’s 28.07 times around the Earth)

In the last two years, Dots has grown from a modest art-inspired puzzle game to a growing NYC-based games studio with the ambition to stand alongside the gaming titans of the world.

Dots has brand-new games in the works for 2015 and will share more information on them soon. Dots and Two Dots are available as free downloads for the iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

About Playdots Inc. (“Dots”)
Dots builds unique games with thoughtful design. The studio's first game, Dots: A Game About Connecting, has garnered a massive and loyal following since its launch in 2013 by Patrick Moberg and Paul Murphy at the startup studio, betaworks. More recently, the studio launched Two Dots, which shot to the top of the charts hours after it launched. Dots and Two Dots are available as free downloads for the iPhone, iPad and Android devices. You can learn more about Dots by following @playdots on Twitter, @iseedots on Instagram, liking www.facebook.com/playdots on Facebook and visiting the Dots website: www.weplaydots.com.

Media Contact
Corey Wade
Sandbox Strategies for Dots
corey@sandboxstrat.com

Games Studio Dots Secures $10M in Series A Funding

Games Studio Dots Secures $10M in Series A Funding
Tencent, Greycroft Partners among Global Backers of Studio’s Expansion
 
NEW YORK – Dec. 16, 2014 – Playdots Inc. (“Dots”), developer of the breakout mobile gaming hits, Dots: A Game About Connecting and TwoDots, announced today that it has finalized its first round of capital investment to accelerate the advancement of its franchise.
 
In a Series A funding round co-led by Tencent and Greycroft Partners, Dots raised $10M from a range of venture capitalists around the world, including Northzone and CrunchFund. They are joined by an Alphaworks syndicate that includes Slow Ventures, Li Ruigang, Susan Lyne, and a diverse assembly of other notable investors and game industry executives.

“It’s been immensely gratifying to watch millions of people across the globe engage with our games,” said Dots co-founder and CEO Paul Murphy. "This investment from an incredible set of partners will help Dots become one of the leading mobile-first games studios.”

In the past year and a half, Dots has grown from a modest art-inspired puzzle game built by co-founder and CCO, Patrick Moberg, to a growing NYC-based games studio with the ambition to stand alongside the gaming titans of the world. The Dots and TwoDots games have an install base of over 45 million players around the world.

Dots will release further information about its upcoming plans and projects in 2015. Dots and TwoDots are available as free downloads for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.
 
Apple App Store: http://www.appstore.com/twodots
Google Play: http://g.co/play/twodots
Amazon Appstore: http://amzn.to/1zi0RhI 
 
About Playdots Inc. (“Dots”)
Dots builds unique games with thoughtful design. The studio's first game, Dots: A Game About Connecting, garnered a massive and loyal following since its launch in 2013 by Patrick Moberg and Paul Murphy at the startup studio, betaworks. More recently, the studio launched TwoDots, which shot to the top of the charts hours after it launched. Dots and TwoDots are available as free downloads for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. You can learn more about Dots by following @playdots on Twitter, @iseedots on Instagram, liking www.facebook.com/playdots on Facebook and visiting the Dots website: www.weplaydots.com.

Media Contact
 
Corey Wade
Sandbox Strategies for Dots
corey@sandboxstrat.com