Jamaican News & Announcements
Top Runna, Jamaica's First Online Olympic GamePublished Jul 17, 2012
PlayJamaica.com launched the first Jamaican Olympic online game, Top Runna to the world on Sunday, July 1. Top Runna features virtual Jamaican runners, all competing for the fastest time.
With the upcoming London Olympics, PlayJamaica.com has mobilized its team in creating a uniquely "Jamaican-ized" track racing game just in time for the big games. In an effort to highlight the global success of the Jamaican track team, Ryan Moore, CEO of PlayJamaica.com, created Top Runna to garner interactivity and support from fans worldwide. "Top Runna was a complete team effort from its beginning to the end, many tireless nights tweaking the ideas just right to working out the kinks with a gaming developer out of the UK, has lead to the amazing game online today," says Moore.
Featuring athletes such as "Lightening B.", "Afaasta P." and "Sally-Ann F.", Top Runna offers a simple game play that all ages can enjoy. With easy tapping of the left and right arrow keys, players can run their way to victory and for that extra burst of energy, players can purchase boosts to increase times. Players achievements and progress are highlighted through Facebook, making the game social as well.
Creating a niche for themselves in the world of online gaming, PlayJamaica.com offers to gamers worldwide a chance of not only self gratification but also the chance to win exclusively Jamaican prizes when playing Top Runna. Product giveaways include Kindle e-book readers, iPod Touch media players, Beats by Dre headphones, T-shirts and more.
Moore says "Since we released the game, we have been getting many great reviews about the characters and the authentic Jamaican vibe the game gives players from around the globe."
Since 2009 PlayJamaica.com, the Caribbean's first browser based online gaming website has been offering interactive gaming options via the web to the Caribbean, awarding special winners with big prizes. "This is just the beginning of PlayJamaica.com on the worldwide market, we are making many expansions to Top Runna to entice the true gamers and working on our next game to come out later this year" says Moore.