If you’ve got one of those Xbox 3DS’s, Microsoft PS4’s or Nintendo Sony Vita gadgets then you’ll know that the games are absolutely chuffin’ expensive. Step forward Jiggster, an app which will let you dive into a trading marketplace where you can sell or buy games.
I could spend an entire paragraph telling you all about the app, but I’ve got a great get-out plan.. a video ! Boom…
You basically download the app, tell it what console you own, tell it what your favourite game category is and it’ll match deals to suit. It’s a safe place to basically off-load the games you don’t want and grab the ones you do. Create your own deals to trade and don’t worry about fees or commission costs. Sounds OK to me.
Android only at the moment unfortunately, but you can grab more details on their website. Full press details below.
UK’S FIRST FREE VIDEO GAMES MARKETPLACE APP LAUNCHES
BBH agency backs new start-up, as
Crowdcube investment gains traction
For Jiggster EPK including images and videos, please click here
London, April 30th 2014
Jiggster, the new, free mobile marketplace app for the video gaming community, has launched on Android in the UK, created specifically to trade, sell or buy console video games, commission-free. With gaming fans increasingly frustrated at being ripped-off by unfair trade-in deals, Jiggster provides a totally free platform to help gamers connect with other gamers to barter and negotiate fair deals in real time, cutting out the traditional retail middlemen.
Jiggster works by helping users find deals through matching their gaming genres, consoles and locations, then suggests a deal offer that the fan can accept or barter via the tracked, 1:1 chat functionality, enabling a safe and fun way to negotiate and swap their own games.
Since launching the Beta a few weeks ago, Jiggster has had almost 4,000 downloads, 2,900 active users and more than 1,500 registered profiles, with around 1,300 deals suggested and over 1,400 messages sent within the app community.
With the games sector in the UK alone worth over £2billion*, the world-famous brand agency BBH (Bartle Bogle Hegarty), came on board early to incubate the project, managed within their innovation venture unit ZAG. With this seed funding, Jiggster has already had £150K invested in the company, and has recently launched a “crowd round” investment via CrowdCube, inviting passionate gamers and early stage investors to be a part of it’s exciting growth story.
“As a fanatical gamer, I got frustrated at seeing the value of my games being destroyed by the existing trade-in options. We developed Jiggster as a simple solution to enable gamers to get access to new games from like-minded peers, and make their own, fair, trading deals,” said Neil Ghosh, Jiggster’s CEO.
“To share our growth and take Jiggster to the next level, I hope to find both passionate gaming evangelists and equally passionate investors, and we believe Crowdcube is the best platform for them to take part in our venture and help make the service even better,” Ghosh added.
Neil Munn, Global COO of BBH shares why the global brand agency giant has backed Jiggster. “The UK gaming industry is undergoing a transformation from a retail and hardware perspective, resulting in a great opportunity for new global brands to emerge,” explained Munn.
“With our help as a global communications and marketing agency and Jiggster’s unique solution that makes bartering games fun and instantly gratifying, we believe Jiggster can establish itself at the forefront of this transformation.”