Factsheet

Developer:
Foosler Inc.
Based in Vancouver, Canada

Founding date:
January 15, 2013

Website:
foosler.com

Press / Business Contact:
eric@foosler.com

Social:
twitter.com/_foosler_
facebook.com/pages/Foosler

Releases:

Address:
74562 - 2768 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC
Canada V7P 3J4

Phone:
+1 778 882 2643

Description

We're creating a new way for mobile game developers to support their game creation passions. Our SDK enables skill-based cash tournaments on Android phones, letting users win big, on the go.

History

Early history

Foosler is the brain child of Eric Finlay and Padli Lumsden who met at UBC in the Engineering Physics program. After realizing that life is more fun when you don't have a steady income, they decided to start a business together. Two impossible gadgets later, a vision was born. A freemium game that blends Tamagotchi and Pokemon. After a brief period of activity we learned that freemium is a manipulative and ultimately destructive force in mobile game design. This led to our creation of Foosler, a backend service that will allow any mobile game developer to integrate skill based cash tournaments.

After that

The newly minted Foosler got straight to work determining the legality of our plan. Once everything checked out, development on the App and Server began. We worked like monsters for over a year. Now we have a flexible backend that can be integrated into Android mobile games. Our system allows users to play the game for free as much as they want, with the option of entering a tournament where score and rank determines their cash prize. We hope to give mobile game developers a new way to make games and still make a living. We are launching with 3 of our own games, available on the Amazon Store: Brick Crackers, Color Virus and Ace 10.

Projects


Videos

Let's Play by Sprite Guard YouTube


Images

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There are far more images available for Foosler Inc., but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!


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Awards & Recognition

  • "Admission to UBC Lean Launch Pad Accelerator Program" - January, 2013

Selected Articles

  • "Foosler is the only Canadian entry in the field, and the only indie company"
    - Sumari MacLeod, Techvibes
  • "This is the greatest thing ever"
    - Eric Finlay, Foosler
  • "It looks okay, I guess"
    - Eric's Roommate,

Foosler FAQ
Answers to common questions about our services foosler.com.

Brick Crackers
This is our take on the classic screen clearing game. amzn.com.

Color Virus
This game is addictive, once you get over the learning curve. amzn.com.

Ace 10
Cards! A Board! Clear the board! Swear at the 3 column level! amzn.com.


Team & Repeating Collaborators

Padli Lumsden
Android Dev, CEO

Eric Finlay
Server Dev, CTO

Ivo van der Marel
Unity Dev

Jane Kim
Artist, Freelancer


presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks