It appears that another mobile game is moving into eSports.
Doodle Jump from Lima Sky has been around for quite a well, but just recently the developer announced that it has team up with Skillz to move the game to the eSports arena.
Lima Sky stastes: “Our games have always been about competition in that people wanted the highest scores and to see their names on the leader board…But we’re a small company with a well-known brand. And didn’t want to spend our resources building out infrastructure to support multiplayer gaming.”
So why Doodle Jump?
The CEO of Skillz, Andrew Paradise believes that the addition of “pick-up-and-play” games to eSports will fan the flames of the player versus player, competitive trend.
“A lot of games have become as popular as some of the biggest sports in the offline world but do not have a competitive dynamic built in– the refereeing, the online tech, and systems for recording statistics and broadcasting,” Paradise said. “We’re building e-sports for everyone.”
Doodle Jump is currently available for both Android and iOS devices, with a few different versions. The goal of the game is get your doodle as high as possible by jumping all the while destroying the objects in your way.