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  Bring home the bacon in Tap Empire – available now on the App Store and Google Play!
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10/12/2018
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Karlsruhe, October 12, 2018 — Tap Empire, a hyper-casual idle game from a San Francisco studio led by former Plants vs. Zombies producer Ben Ahroni released globally today on the App Store and Google Play.

In this debut from MeeWow Games, players are tasked with taking down the evil business magnate Mr. Bossworth by creating a rival empire. Join the blinged-out Piggy B and the genius robot-inventor Kim and simply tap, tap, tap your way to a booming megacorp!

As your business grows, so too will your team of loyal robot workers and Piggy B’s appetite for luxury. You’ll make coins selling everything from tacos to fusion cores and more on your way to out-earning Bossworth, while your robot workforce ensures your profits keep rolling in even when you’re away from the game.

MeeWow Games is a small team of passionate idle gamers with big ideas to evolve the genre. This is highlighted by in-game Business Duels and special time-limited events involving off-the-wall trips – via interdimensional portals, of course – to Bizarro World, the Lost City of Atlantis, and more. But the best part is that players can travel between the diverse environments on Tap Empire’s world map freely, and can keep racking up profits across these multiple areas, simultaneously.

Complementing the significant games industry experience of Ben Ahroni (PopCap Games, Microsoft Game Studios, Lumosity), MeeWow also boasts the talents of CTO Joe Trdinich – formerly Engineering Manager at Yahoo! and Director of Technology at the NFL team San Francisco 49ers – for whom Tap Empire is a first game development project. Completing the trio is Visual Director Alex Madrigal.

To promote the launch, Tap Empire publisher Flaregames has partnered with comedy actor Ewen Macintosh – best known as Keith from the beloved sitcom The Office – and the digital and social media platform 9GAG for a launch campaign that centers around the demanding-yet-loveable Piggy B. Starring Ewen Macintosh, here’s the first video that dropped today.

The entire campaign will be hosted on 9GAG’s Facebook and Instagram channels, and will also include a guest appearance from Instagram star Ross Smith. It turns out Piggy B already has lots of fans!

Download the game here and stay tuned to the Tap Empire Instagram page on October 13th for the next video episode!