Today, the freemium mobile video game developer, Glu Mobile (NASDAQ: GLUU), announced the launch of their brand new cooking game. The company, which is best known for their celebrity oriented games, has teamed up with famed chef Gordon Ramsay for Gordon Ramsay Dash. The game is the perfect addition to Glu Mobile’s portfolio. The company has repeatedly worked with celebrities, including their most notable business venture with Kim Kardashian. Glu’s success with their Cooking Dash franchise proves they’re able to produce the time-management games that players care about. The combination of Gordon Ramsay’s likeness and the familiar frontier may very well provide Glu with the momentum needed to stage a comeback.
The game will allow players to jump into Gordon Ramsay’s reality television show and grind through multiple seasons. Along the way, they’ll work through various restaurant styles and themes, including a pizza parlor and a burger place. The player will be required to construct meals based on specific recipes, with the complexity of said recipes increasing as the player progress through the game. Throughout the game, players will be required to manage their time carefully, since each stage is timed. By successfully preparing meals and keeping their customers happy, gamers will fill Gordon Ramsay’s power bar. Once the bar is full, a special feature will be unlocked. When used, Ramsay will immediately complete and deliver meals to all existing customers.
The game is now available for free on Google Play and the iTunes App Store. The game has been met with praise on Google Play. To date, the game holds a 4.7 out of 5 rating, with the mass majority of gamers scoring the game a 5 out of 5. Unsurprisingly, players have praised the likeness and voice acting of Ramsay himself. A few consumers complained about lag and animation issues. Thus far, players seem to have experienced far fewer glitches and have had fewer complaints than they did with the Katy Perry Pop game. Over the course of a week, GLUU stock has dropped from $2.39 to $2.10.
The stock climbed by 3.32% today to regain some of the ground lost, due to the Brexit scare. The stock closed on Wednesday at $2.18. Glu is expect to report earnings sometime in the beginning of August. Zacks Investment Research has a consensus EPS forecast of -.08 for the quarter based on the forecasts of 5 analysts. For the same quarter last year, the company reported an EPS of $-.02. Glu Mobile last reported their earnings on 5/3/2016. The EPS came in at -.06 and beat the consensus EPS forecast of 0.08.