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Ready, Aim.... FLOWER! Thruster announces their latest game, Freddie Wong: Flower Warfare!

Thruster's newest YouTube gaming collaboration features the VFX superstar Freddie Wong (FreddieW) on a fast paced rampage through endless levels to escape the clutches of Rico. The Flower Warfare app for iPhone / iPod touch brings Freddie's hit video to life as you skillfully time treacherous jumps over spikes, toxic waste and bottomless pits while firing petals of destruction at your enemies. Rico's men will stop at nothing to end your quest for higher consciousness... so fill them full of lead before you take a permanent dirt nap under the Double Rainbow!

Freddie's team has worked with several Hollywood celebrities such as Kevin Pollak, Eliza Dushku, Jon Favreau in bringing his visions to life. Over 2.7M people have subscribed to FreddieW's YouTube channel and the original Flower Warfare video, which the game is based on, has been viewed over 8.4M times. Since the the game's release last week, over 8 months of time has been spent in the game, over 330K games have been played, 2M enemies have been killed and 2.2M boxes of cereal have been collected! FreddieW will be further unveiling the mystery of Rico's stuff. You can check the latest video out here.

Grab your copy of the game on the iTunes App Store.

Thruster is a division on Bottle Rocket Apps focused on social, entertainment and gaming.


Bottle Rocket's Laser Cats Live Wallpaper for Android Benefits Operation Kindness No-Kill Shelter

Bottle Rocket Apps has released the Laser Cats Live Wallpaper app for Android phones and tablets.  Laser Cats Live Wallpaper combines the majesty of cats with the power of lasers in a way never seen before! Marvel as cats float across your device's desktop, shooting lasers in response to your touches.

Laser Cats features many of the cats owned by the team members at Bottle Rocket Apps (, one of the world's leading full-service mobile app development firms, focused on creating hand-crafted apps for the world's most discriminating brands.  Exclusively for Android,  Laser Cats Live Wallpaper contains more than a dozen cats with unique laser colors, with biographies for each cat visible in the wallpaper settings. Tablet-optimized cats are included as well!

Laser Cats Live Wallpaper is available for $0.99 on the Android Market. Bottle Rocket Apps is donating 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this app to Operation Kindness, the oldest and largest no-kill, non-profit animal welfare organization in North Texas.  Operation Kindness is a nonprofit shelter that cares for homeless or unwanted cats and dogs in a no-kill environment. They never euthanize an animal to make room for another. They care for all the animals they take in until they are adopted. To learn more, visit

Liven up your Android desktop with Laser Cats, and help support a great cause at the same time!


The Civil War Today Named One of Top 15 Mobile Apps of 2011

The editorial staff of FierceMobileContent, a daily update on the innovations and trendsetters pushing the boundaries of the mobile content industry, has compiled a list of the Top 15 Mobile Apps of 2011, and we are proud to announce that A&E Television Networks Mobile's The Civil War Today for iPad, developed by Bottle Rocket Apps, earned the #4 spot on the list.

Executive editor Jason Ankeny wrote:

"The Civil War Today doesn't simply revisit and reconsider history--it's bound to make history as well, going down in App Store lore as the gold standard for how tablets can render conventional textbooks irrelevant by illuminating our shared heritage in new and unprecedented ways."

The Civil War Today, one of three apps by Bottle Rocket featured by Apple in the iTunes App Store Essentials Hall of Fame, is available for $5.99 on the App Store.


Some Magazine Mobile Questions

The mobile device boom has promised traditional and digital publishers a new road to revenue, but amongst all the hype, actionable solutions aren't always obvious.  Some questions to be answered include:

  • What technology platforms should I use?
  • What tools enable mobile advertising success?
  • How can I manage mobile subscriptions?

Is mobile the new newsstand?  Which paid content model is having greater success, one-time app downloads or subscriptions?  Should I focus my time and energy on e-readers, smart phones, tablets, or all?  What are the key characteristics of successful paid content mobile offerings?  How do I price my mobile offering?  What technology platforms are available to help me create mobile offerings?



Recent News

One of Bottle Rocket Apps' latest applications has given a fast-food bird some new wings.

Chick-fil-A's latest version of its mobile app, released last week for iOS, allows customers to order and pay via their smartphone. The app allows customers to use the new features at more than 130 locations, with more expected to roll out in 2015.

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