The Crystal Maze Launches on iPhone & iPod Touch for TV Game Show Fans

24 Feb

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The Daddy of all TV Game Shows Returns!

Dundee 22 February 2010:

START THE FANS PLEASE!!” The iconic Richard O’Brien returns with his leopard-print coat, magnetic charisma and hilarious anecdotes to be your guide through the four zones of cult 1990’s game show The Crystal Maze.

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Developed by BAFTA award-winning studio Dynamo Games, The Crystal Maze captures the show perfectly. With classic mid-zone animations, appearances from Richard O’ Brien and ‘Mumsie’, the official soundtrack this is a fitting tribute to an iconic series.

Better yet, the game also features a free 16-sample soundboard chock-full of your favourite series sound-bites, Richard O’ Brien quotable and even some of his famous harmonica solos.

“TWO MINUTES TEAM!!” Relive the classic TV game show as you take on the challenges of the Medieval, Futuristic, Aztec and Industrial zones, full to the brim with devious puzzles and obstacles.

The Crystal maze comes complete with two challenging game modes. The first is TV Show Campaign, which tasks players with the full Crystal Maze challenge with lock-ins, meeting Mumsie, collecting crystals and trying to beat the final test of the Crystal Dome itself.

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Challenge Mode lets players take on any completed challenges to compete for the highest score via Open Feint leader board connectivity.

With a wide range of free expansion packs in development for future release, The Crystal Maze boasts generous replay value and a high nostalgia factor.

GAME FEATURES

* 4 Challenging games from the original zones: Medieval, Futuristic, Aztec and Industrial

* The final Crystal Dome challenge

* Richard O’Brien as your enigmatic host

* Mumsie!

* TV Show Mode & Challenge Mode

* The original Crystal Maze Theme tune

* 3D Zone Videos, just like from the TV Show!

* Add-on game update packs after initial release

* The game also comes with a FREE Crystal Maze soundboard with 16 classic quotes and sounds from the TV show!

* OpenFeint technology for online high scores to challenge your friends

Brian McNicoll at Dynamo Games said:, “The Crystal Maze is one of those rare institutions that really defines television in the 90’s. Working closely with the creators of the show, we have worked hard to really capture the feeling of the series to provide the best in fan service. We look forward to expanding on the game with a strong line up of expansion packs in the near future.”

The Crystal Maze is available to download for both iPhone and iPod Touch devices via App Store, priced £1.79. Free expansion packs with new challenges will follow so keep an eye on iTunes for updates.

Check out The Crystal Maze on iTunes.

About the Developer

Dynamo Games is a BAFTA award-winning specialist games developer dedicated to bringing the best quality games to the online, mobile & handheld gaming platforms.

The company was established in 2004 as a development studio working specifically within the emerging mobile content market. To date, Dynamo is a vastly experienced Online, Flex, Java, Brew, iPhone, Android, Nintendo DS and Sony PSP developer. The company’s expertise is mainly in developing high quality games in the management and strategy genre of games.

The company’s first title – a football management game was released in 2005 by Eidos Interactive under the world famous ‘Championship Manager’ brand. Nominated for several key industry awards. To date the company has now developed 11 different versions of Championship Manager, on mobile, iPhone and PSP, and is still working on the title 5 years on, now in conjunction with Square Enix.

As well as the Championship Manager success, Dynamo has also brought two well-loved Channel 4 TV game shows to the mobile platform. Both ‘The Crystal Maze’ and ‘Countdown’ were licenses that the company has sourced and created games for over the past few years.

Dynamo has also released a number of own-IP games including the enormously popular ‘Football Tycoon®’ and ridiculously addictive ‘Dizzy Drops”‘.

Listed as one of O2’s and Real Business magazine’s ’50 to watch in mobile 2007′, a BAFTA winner in 2007 for Championship Manager Mobile, and a BAFTA nominee in 2009 for Championship Manager 2010 Express for iPhone, Dynamo are no strangers to success.

The company is currently making a move into the hugely popular online Social Gaming platform developing games for some of the biggest social networking sites in the world such as Facebook, Bebo and MySpace.

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