Playteau, a social gaming company fanatical about fun, today announced the company’s launch and the unveiling of its first title, Fortune Stones. Available now on Facebook Platform, Fortune Stones combines elements of social gaming and arcade-style games to provide players a unique way to compete with friends and personalize their game play. With innovative features, distinct game modes and customizable game content, Fortune Stones is unlike any other title in social gaming’s “match 3” game genre.

Founded by Charles Merrin, a gaming industry veteran who previously held executive positions at RealNetworks and Smith & Tinker, and Anatoly Tikhman, a technology industry luminary who led multiple companies to acquisition such as Symantec and Microsoft, Playteau is designing games with today’s rapidly evolving social gamer in mind. Playteau’s flagship title, Fortune Stones, is the first in an expanding portfolio offering players a fun, content-rich gaming experience that is completely accessible from any social gaming platform.

In Fortune Stones, players match three or more stones to score points and advance to higher levels. Unlike other “match 3” games, Fortune Stones features two distinct game modes: Frenzy and Strategy. While Frenzy mode expands upon the arcade-style play of “match 3” games, Strategy mode offers a different challenge for those interested in a more puzzle-oriented experience. In either mode, players earn exclusive bonuses and collection items that can be used to expand game content. The more people play, the more items they collect and the more personalized each gaming experience becomes.

“Fortune Stones is just the first of a growing portfolio for Playteau,” said Charles Merrin, President & Co-founder of Playteau. “Being avid online gamers ourselves, it’s been our goal since day one to produce entertaining games with features never before seen in the social arena. Following this mindset, future Playteau games will be built around unique personalization elements, innovative game play, and original socially-oriented features.”

Playteau plans to release Fortune Stones on additional social sites and platforms, including the Apple® iPad™, iPhone® and iPod touch®, in mid 2011. Learn more about Fortune Stones at

About Playteau

Playteau is creating a multi-platform portfolio of innovative and entertaining games for today’s rapidly evolving social gamer. While their initial games are designed specifically for the popular social sites, Playteau is keenly aware that the social game phenomenon is expanding everywhere, and believes a number of new social channels hold great promise for the right games. More information is available at

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