New gaming app Sun Play launches

News UK is excited to announce the launch of Sun Play – a fun new gaming app for mobile, tablet and desktop, offering free and real money cash games that bring to life the key themes of The Sun brand.

The app has been created in partnership with mobile gaming developer Nektan, following the enormous popularity of The Sun’s existing gaming portfolio, which includes Sun Bingo and Fabulous Bingo.

Sun Play includes two exclusive free skill games – the football themed ‘Striker Keepy Uppy’ and just in time for summer, ‘Beach Blast’, where players must match three symbols within a set time limit. Credit bonuses are awarded for high scores, which can be used towards Sun Play’s 12 cash games including Reel All About It, which has been specially designed to include much-loved sections of The Sun such as Puzzles, Showbiz and Sport.

Mike Darcey, Chief Executive Officer of News UK, said:

“News UK constantly strives to increase the level of engagement users have with our brands and we recognise that the fastest growing way to play games is now on smartphone apps. We’ve had huge success offering The Sun on mobile and tablet and believe Sun Play is the ideal way for us to continue to extend our entertainment platforms, while also reaching new audiences. We are delighted to be working with Nektan to provide a state of the art gaming experience across mobile, tablet and desktop platforms.”

David Dinsmore, Editor of The Sun, said:

“Sun Play is an exciting new addition to The Sun’s digital bundle. Our games, whether in the paper or online, are a firm favourite among readers and we fully expect Sun Play to become another popular part of The Sun’s gaming offerings.”

David Gosen, CEO of Nektan, said:

“We are excited to be working with News UK as their partner of choice to develop and operate Sun Play, an innovative, best in class gaming and entertainment experience. To be working with such a large and trusted partner as The Sun on a multi-year contract to deliver free and cash games is a tremendous endorsement for everyone at Nektan.”

Sun Play is now available in the App Store and online