NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Large Animal Games, independent developer of unique social and mobile games, announces the worldwide release of their Nomsters mobile game on Thursday, December 6th. The game will be available for iOS devices, with Android and social network versions soon to come. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121206/PH25036-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121206/PH25036-b ) Nomsters is a puzzle-arcade game that blends aspects of pinball and pool for a thoroughly original play experience. Players lead a band of lovable characters called Nomsters on a mission to save their fresh fruit from an invading army of evil Fruit Flies, guiding them through levels full of gates, bumpers, thieving Flies, and other challenges. Alongside an extensive single-player campaign Nomsters features a multiplayer mode for one-on-one competition with Facebook friends. To promote the game, Large Animal has partnered with competitive eating champion Takeru Kobayashi for an event that will widen Nomsters' audience long after the game's launch. Once Nomsters players worldwide collect a total of one billion in-game fruit, Large Animal will host a record-setting fruit eating challenge in New York City, featuring the world-famous competitive eater himself. "As Large Animal's first independently funded and published mobile game, Nomsters represents an exciting new direction for us," says Wade Tinney, CEO of the company. "We couldn't be happier to bring this blend of fast-paced, arcade-puzzle action to mobile gamers around the world. We've fallen in love with the Nomsters and we hope others will too." For more information, visit http://www.playnomsters.comAbout Large Animal Games Large Animal has been developing and publishing unique casual games for over 11 years. Their focus is on social games for networks such as Facebook and Google+, and for mobile devices. Their Spartacus: The Game™, Picturiffic™, and Lucky Cruise™ games garner hundreds of thousands of monthly users and are powered by Toga™, their advanced social application platform. More information is available at www.largeanimal.com. About Takeru Kobayashi Widely considered the world's greatest eater, Nagano, Japan-native and New York resident Takeru Kobayashi ("Kobi" to friends) brought competitive eating from the fringe to the mainstream. In doing so, he remains the barometer by which all other competitors are compared. Kobayashi holds 6 Guinness records (hot dogs, pasta, pizza, meatballs, Twinkies, hamburgers), and numerous other world records including those for eating chicken wings, turkey and cheesesteaks. Beyond eating, Kobayashi has become a pop culture icon on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. He has been featured in commercials for the likes of SportsCenter, Eight O'Clock Coffee and MasterCard; he has done numerous corporate appearances; and recently signed on as a part owner of Hofmann's Hotdogs, America's oldest hot dog company, that will soon begin production on a signature "Kobayashi dog." Large Animal and Large Animal Games are registered trademarks of Large Animal Games. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners, without intent to infringe.