Saborstudio is proud to announce the release of Pota-Toss World Tour, the sequel to its hit original release Pota-Toss Social, featuring new potato characters, location based solo play, and a unique in-game ad platform.
Pota-Toss World Tour Available on the Apple App Store for both iPhone and iPad
Online PR News – 18-February-2013 –Saborstudio is proud to announce the release of Pota-Toss World Tour, the sequel to its hit original release Pota-Toss Social, featuring new potato characters, location based solo play, and a unique in-game ad platform.
“I’m so proud of the work the team has accomplished,” said José Cayasso, CEO of Saborstudio, “and I am excited to share our Pota-Toss World Tour with our fans in the US and at home here in Costa Rica.”
Saborstudio, based in Costa Rica, launched last year after graduating from the DreamIt NYC Accelerator. “We're thrilled that we had the opportunity to work with Saborstudio in our DreamIt program this past summer,” said Mark Wachen, Managing Director of DreamIt Ventures New York. “The Saborstudio team is remarkably talented and Pota-Toss World Tour is an incredibly impressive sequel to Pota-Toss Social.”
DreamIt’s investment in Saborstudio is the first for a Costa Rican company by a US accelerator. “We were not aware that we were the first US accelerator to accept a Costa Rican company, and we chose Saborstudio based solely on the excellence of the company and its founders,” said David Bookspan, DreamIt Ventures founding partner. “If Saborstudio is an indication of Costa Rican startup talent, we look forward to working with many more.”
New Potato Characters
Inspired by the over 100,000 downloads of the original Pota-Toss within the first three months of launch, Pota-Toss World Tour builds upon its predecessor’s success with a new single player mode featuring new potato characters to fling across beautiful and location based landscapes.
“There are lots of new potato characters that interact with each other in different ways,” said Cayasso, who also works as character, level and interface designer. “We designed incredible landscapes for the original Pota-Toss and now there are more ways to play on them.”
Pota-Toss also improves upon the studio’s innovations in mobile advertising. “We believe traditional mobile ads interfere with the game experience, this is why we’ve developed a non-intrusive and location based ads system,” said Cayasso.
“One of the best parts of the game is how the scenery changes relative to the user’s location,” said Saborstudio CTO Phillipe Casorla. “This provides for many different game play environments as well as interesting ways to incorporate advertising without intrusive pop-ups that ruin the game experience.”
The game features billboards through most game levels that were designed to blend with the landscapes but still be quite visible to the users in a way that is not invasive. Each ad exposure is guaranteed to be at least 30 seconds long, which brings a great presence value to the brand. “It allows placing ads in unimaginable places, such as the Pyramids of Giza or Stonehenge,” said Cayasso.
Pota-Toss World Tour is available February 18th in the Apple App Store for iPhone and iPad.
About Saborstudio, a New York/Costa Rican based studio, focused on developing a platform of location-aware mobile games. In the same way touch controls and social gaming revolutionised the industry in the last few years, the founders believe that location is the next evolution of the game market. The startup is a DreamIt Ventures 2012 Alumnus, the first Costa Rican startup to be selected by a top US Based Accelerator.