Play Mechanix is ​​the winner of the NFL & Skillz Game Developer Challenge

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The National Football League (NFL) and Skillz (NYSE:SKLZ), the leading mobile gaming platform providing fair and fun competition to gamers around the world, today revealed that Play Mechanix has won the NFL & Skillz Game Developer Challenge. Through this one-of-a-kind collaboration, competing developers have had the opportunity to create innovative NFL-inspired mobile games powered by the Skillz esports platform. Play Mechanix was selected from nearly 200 developers for its high-quality graphics, representation of the NFL brand, and fun, challenging gameplay that should appeal to current NFL fans and others who may be new to the fun of the game. NFL for the first time. .

The winning game, NFL QB Shootout, invites fans to lead their favorite NFL team to victory by mastering their football throwing prowess. With 32 NFL teams to choose from, players compete by throwing passes and scoring touchdowns to win real prizes before time runs out.

“Congratulations to Play Mechanix for creating a game that received high marks from NFL fans around the world for winning the Developer Challenge,” said Andrew Paradise, CEO of Skillz. “Empowering game developers defines the heart and soul of what we do at Skillz, and it’s why we approached the NFL to team up on this competition. We’re thrilled to partner with Play Mechanix to bring the thrill and fun of NFL QB Shootout to millions of players.

“It’s an incredible honor to win the NFL & Skillz Developer Challenge,” said George Petro, President of Play Mechanix. “The NFL is one of the biggest brands in the world, and our vision was to create a unique gaming experience that will excite current and new fans. With this opportunity, Skillz allows us to create an NFL-branded mobile game that allows for tied tournaments while facilitating an incredible experience for players.

NFL QB Shootout will connect with millions of new and existing football fans where they live – on mobile – while fostering the convergence of offline and online sports. The winning game, NFL QB Shootout, showcases the possibilities that arise when developer creativity meets the power of the Skillz platform, as well as the breadth of the NFL brand and its fandom.

NFL QB Shootout is now available to play on iOS and Android.

About Skillz Inc.

Skillz is the leading mobile gaming platform dedicated to bringing out the best in everyone through competition. The Skillz platform helps developers build multi-million dollar franchises by enabling social competition in their games. Leveraging its patented technology, Skillz hosts billions of casual esports tournaments for millions of mobile gamers worldwide, with the goal of building the home of competition for everyone. Skillz has been recognized as one of Fast Company’s Best Places to Work for Innovators, CNBC’s Disruptor 50, Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups, Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, and American Society at Home. fastest growing on inc.

About Play Mechanix, Inc.

Founded in 1995 by former Midway designer George Petro (CNRA, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Revolution X), Play Mechanix is ​​a world leader in the design and development of arcade video games. Merging with Raw Thrills in 2006 to form the world’s leading arcade video game maker, Play Mechanix is ​​responsible for such hit releases as the big money hunter series, Arcade Dungeons Minecraft, Halo: Fireteam Raven, The Walking Dead, Terminator Salvation, Aliens Armageddon, MotoGP and much more.

Source: Skillz Inc.

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