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If you're not the office jerk, you're playing it.

Posted by: Nathaniel at 5/4/2011 1:26 PM
Made available just four days ago, Fluik Entertainment and Big Fat Simulations have produced an App that has already been downloaded 1.6 million times from the iTunes App Store.  Obviously, that makes it the number one free App in 23 counties (including the US of A, the UK, and Canada).

The App is called Office Jerk.  Called the "feel good game of the year," it lets you drill the "office jerk" with any number of objects. Grab whatever you want and throw it at the person who does a better job than you - probably because you spend all your time at work downloading Apps to your iPhone.

Each consecutive, bone-crushing hit racks up points, and all you have to do to score them is account for the office fan, lest you hit some other, less deserving, individual.

Office Jerk can be downloaded at the iTunes store right now.  And if you still need ways to waste time, you can visit theofficejerk.com, follow it on Twitter, and like it on Facebook.

What's that?  You still can't face that onrushing deadline?  By all means, check out Fluik Entertainment on the web, follow them on Twitter, and like them on Facebook as well.


Office Jerk Surpasses 1.6 Million Downloads in Four Days to Become #1 Free App in 23 Countries
Hilarious New Game from Fluik Entertainment and Big Fat Simulations Rockets to Global Success in iTunes App Store

Edmonton, AB, Canada (May 3) – Office Jerk, the side-splitting new game from Fluik Entertainment and Big Fat Simulations, is off to an incredibly successful start, with more than 1.6 million downloads from the iTunes App Store in its first four days of availability. Download numbers continue to climb for the feel-good game of the year for anyone tired of dealing with brown-nosing, know-it-all coworkers, as Office Jerk quickly became the #1 free app in 23 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom and Canada, and placed among the top 5 free apps in 62 countries. Office Jerk is available for free in the iTunes App Store at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/office-jerk/id423593206.

Office Jerk is the 10th game from Edmonton-based Fluik Entertainment, and the latest in a string of successful collaborations with Vancouver’s Big Fat Simulations. The two companies previously teamed up to bring Airport Madness Challenge to iOS devices, a game that surpassed 750,000 downloads – albeit not nearly as fast as Office Jerk. Office Jerk is free to download for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, with in-app purchases unlocking the satisfyingly destructive ACME Pack (dynamite, pie and eggs) for $1.99, as well as the office-supply-themed Remove Ads pack (mug, stapler) for $0.99.

“We are thrilled to see the enthusiastic response to Office Jerk, and couldn’t possibly be happier with the game’s success. Obviously there are a lot of people who like to chuckhousehold objects and office supplies at people… virtually, of course,” said Victor Rubba, CEO of Fluik Entertainment. “We had high hopes for the game, and reaching the top of the App Store charts in so many countries is truly humbling; we’ll continue to support the franchise in the future, and I assure you that this is just the beginning for Office Jerk – and for Fluik, as a developer of top-quality, highly engaging gamesthat players of all ages can enjoy.”

Find out more at http://theofficejerk.com and follow Office Jerk on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Office_Jerk and on Facebook at http://facebook.com/OfficeJerk.

About Office Jerk
You know the guy. He works late, always gets stuff done on time and would never, ever think about calling in sick. But don’t let his do-good attitude get you down… it’s time to get even. Grab whatever you have on your desk and throw it at him when he least expects it, racking up your score with each consecutive, bone-crunching impact. Just be sure to account for the gusting winds caused by the communal office fan, or you might end up causing damage to something other than that brown-noser… And nobody wants that, right?

About Fluik Entertainment
Founded in 2009, Fluik Entertainment is an Edmonton-based game developer focused on iPad and iPhone projects with broad appeal. For more information, visit http://fluik.com and follow the company on Twitter at http://twitter.com/FluikGames and Facebook at http://facebook.com/FluikEntertainment.