Global entertainment company Outfit7 announced that its ‘My Talking Tom’ app has won the award for “Best iPad Game: Kids, Education & Family”, as voted for by the 2014 judging panel of the Tabby Awards – the global competition for the best tablet app.
Furthermore, ‘My Talking Tom’ has been voted Tabby Awards Users’ Choice favourite in two categories, “Best iPad Game: Kids, Education & Family” and “Best Android Game: Puzzle, Cards & Family” – as voted for by the general public.
Throughout June and July, app users and gamers voted on the TabbyAwards.com site for their favourite app among panel-selected finalists in each category. Close to 100,000 votes were received in this first public poll, in which My Talking Tom competed among over 200 iPad and Android tablet apps from publishers in 20 countries.
“We are delighted that ‘My Talking Tom’ has been declared a winner of the 2014 Tabby Awards,” said Outfit7 CEO and co-founder Samo Login. “There was great competition in this year’s shortlist and the fact that ‘My Talking Tom’ was also selected as Tabby Awards Users’ Choice in two categories – voted for by our users – makes the accolade even more rewarding.”
It is the first gaming app from Outfit7 that allows players to engage with Tom the cat by nurturing him through his nine interactive stages and 110 levels packed with fun, games and personalisation. Players can unleash their creativity by selecting furniture or décor that suits them, and choose from a myriad of different furs, outfits and accessories for their Tom.
Tom has life-like emotions; he can be happy, hungry, sleepy or even bored – depending on how you play with him. Like most youngsters, Tom loves to play and fans can keep him happy by playing any of the app’s numerous mini-games, which also unlock new items and virtual coins. The unique Talking Tom characteristics, loved by fans globally, remain in ‘My Talking Tom’ and are more fun than ever before. Fans are rewarded as they play and help Tom grow from baby through to toddler, tween and adult, unlocking new items and coins as they go.
Just 10 days after launch, ‘My Talking Tom’ became the top games app in 135 countries on all major platforms having received over 11 million downloads worldwide – a figure which soared to over 27 million within a month. ‘My Talking Tom’ has currently achieved in excess of 165 million downloads worldwide.