Animal Jam – Play Wild! by WildWorks, a leading developer of online worlds and free-to-play games, was recently selected as a nominee for the annual Google Play Awards in the "Best App for Kids" category. The Google Play Awards celebrate achievements of the developer community over the past year, by recognizing the best apps and games across twelve categories.
Launched in August 2015, Animal Jam – Play Wild! has garnered over 5.5 million lifetime downloads, allowing kids to safely explore and learn about the natural world around them. Available on iOS, Android and the Amazon App Store, the popular mobile app has consistently been among the top three most-downloaded apps on iPad/iPhone in the overall 'kids' category in the United States.
Nominees for the Google Play Awards were selected by a panel of experts throughout Google Play and platform teams based on a criteria set emphasizing app quality, innovation, and having a launch or major update in the last 12 months. Winners will be announced during a special session at Google's annual developer conference (Google I/O) on Thursday, May 18th at 6:30pm (Pacific Time). You can also catch the ceremony on the live stream.
"We're thrilled to have been nominated for such a prestigious award that honors innovation in the mobile app space," said Clark Stacey, CEO of WildWorks. "We are always working to enhance the AJ experience for both kids and parents. For example, there's a really cool new benefit we're introducing for parents that purchase content in Animal Jam – Play Wild! – now that purchase will provide their child with full membership on animaljam.com as well, at no additional charge. Kids will have easier access to the whole Animal Jam universe, so they can seamlessly explore and play like never before."
Beginning this month, Animal Jam membership now includes premium content on both animaljam.com and Animal Jam - Play Wild!. With parent approval, players can already sign into both the website and mobile game using the same account. Going forward, the shared membership will include benefits like premium currency on both games so players get the best experience on their preferred device.
To learn more about Animal Jam, visit www.animaljam.com.