Hungry Shark Evolution Celebrates 135 Million Downloads with the Third-Annual Shark Week Partnership
LONDON, UK — June 25, 2015— Today, Ubisoft® announced a partnership with Discovery Channel to bring brand new content to Hungry Shark Evolution. In celebration of Shark Week and Independence Day, Ubisoft’s Hungry Shark Evolution is currently available to download for free on iOS, Android, Amazon and Windows platforms. Please view the Hungry Shark Evolution inforgraphic here.
Shark Week on Discovery Channel begins on Sunday, July 5 and to mark the occasion, Hungry Shark Evolution is running the Shark of Liberty event. In the event, players will collect pieces of a broken ‘Shark of Liberty’ statue that they must recreate in order to win the final award. Players will be able to celebrate Independence Day in style with a fireworks rocket launcher, Shark Week-themed videos and a return of the Uncle Sam Hat – the iconic top hat seen worn by Uncle Sam – in which players’ can dress their sharks in.
“We are thrilled to partner with Discovery Channel to bring shark enthusiasts and fans of the game even more fun shark content,” said Valentina Marchetti – Marketing And HR Manager, of Ubisoft “Shark Week is a dream partnership as it allows us to share Hungry Shark Evolution with fans of Shark Week and introduce the game to Shark Week fans who share the same passion and interests in sharks.”
“Marketing partnerships like Hungry Shark Evolution allow us to reach our Shark Week fans in unique ways,” said Lara Richardson, SVP of Marketing for Discovery Channel. “These custom game placements extend our campaign in a way that’s fun and unexpected for our viewers.”
For a second time, Hungry Shark Evolution is joining Fin Free, the campaign to ban shark fins worldwide, and Oceana, an organization dedicated to protecting the world’s oceans, to bring awareness to the mass slaughtering of sharks for their fins, and the impact it has on the declining population of sharks and the global ecosystem. To support the cause and to bring light to the movement, Hungry Shark Evolution is offering players new items and videos in game. Players will be able to unlock a new item to boost shark survival.
Hungry Shark Evolution is developed by Ubisoft’s Future Games of London (FGOL) and is a 3D aquatic action adventure game available for mobile phones and tablets. In Hungry Shark Evolution, the player takes on the role of a deep-sea hungry shark that must continue eating food to stay alive and to evolve into more and more powerful sharks that dominate the undersea world. Started in 2010, applications from the Hungry Shark series have been downloaded more than 145 million times, with Hungry Shark Evolution counting for nearly 80 million of these1. This latest installment of the series won a TIGA Best Game Award in 20132. The game has been widely praised for its high-quality graphics, animated undersea environment, novel game theme and unique gameplay.
- Based on data from App Store, Amazon, and Google Play.
- TIGA Best Game Award: http://awards13.tiga.org/awards_categories.php
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About Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. For 30 years Discovery has been dedicated to satisfying curiosity and entertaining viewers with high-quality content through its global television brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Discovery controls Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe and Asia-Pacific. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com