Archive | June, 2011

IUGO launches Sunshine Cruise Lines on iTunes App Store

29 Jun

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Vancouver, BC – June 23, 2011 – IUGO is pleased to announce the launch of its next mobile social title Sunshine Cruise Lines.   Sunshine Cruise Lines is a free-to-play title offering a fresh and innovative spin on social games.  “We have strived to create a new and unique experience for mobile gamers, and I think we have succeeded with Sunshine Cruise Lines,” states IUGO’s CEO Hong-Yee Wong.  “It is engaging, easy to play, and you can share the experience with your friends.”

 

Sunshine Cruise Lines App Description

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Welcome aboard your very own cruise ship!  Build, customize and manage your one-of-a-kind dream cruise.  Play with friends, earn rewards and have the most fun in the sun.

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  •  Customize your own cruise ship with over 40 different facilities, unique crew members, colour schemes, and more
  •  Choose your play style! Fun, fast-paced en-route gameplay or take it easy and let the crew handle it for you
  •  See the world! 50 different ports around the globe (and more to come)
  •  Take on the role of Captain while getting to know your lovable and quirky crew
  •  Rich storyline infused with personality and humour
  • Play with friends through Facebook (optional)
  • Game center achievements give you and friends plenty of rewards
  •  100 beautiful postcards to collect and share with friends
  •  Hundreds of fun destination facts
  • View friends‘ routes on your world map
  •  One-of-a-kind art style, signature IUGO polish and quality
  • In-app purchases optional with Cruise Bucks

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The iPhone and iPad enhanced game is now available in the Apple appstore as a free download.

For more information, visit http://cruise.iugome.com

 

About IUGO Mobile Entertainment

Founded in 2003, IUGO Mobile Entertainment is an independent studio specializing in the design, development and deployment of premium games for smartphones.  IUGO has earned a solid reputation for delivering recognized AAA titles for major global publishers, technology giants and other mobile-related corporations.  The studio has also earned success with its own original IP.  2010 marks the year that IUGO entered into the social gaming space. Partnering with Capcom, IUGO created and developed Lil’ Pirates, a FREEmium game for the iPhone and iPad.  IUGO continues to develop games in the social genre for smartphones and other portable devices.

Chillingo Launches D.A.R.K. and Powerslide Penguin on iTunes App Store.

29 Jun

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Chillingo is proud to announce that D.A.R.K. and Powerslide Penguin have officially gone live on the App Store. The two games touch very different extremes — one being an atmospheric sci-fi action-RPG with cutting-edge 3D graphics, the other a whimsical action-puzzler developed by Cobra Mobile of iBomber fame — but both have been crafted to be accessible yet full of depth.

D.A.R.K.

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Earth has Marines, space has D.A.R.K. Squadron. After losing contact with the USS Storm Bringer, a group of elite soldiers from D.A.R.K. Squadron has been sent in to investigate.

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Explore the labyrinthine corridors of the super-ship in this sci-fi action-RPG and uncover the mystery.

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Fight waves of deadly enemies, solve ingenious puzzles, and defeat enormous bosses as you uncover the shocking truth about the Storm Bringer.

Developer: GameLab
Price: £1.79, 59p launch sale
App Store: http://bit.ly/m3HuNe

Trailer:

Powerslide Penguin

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Get ready for the slide of your life. Somebody just took out a withdrawal from Chill City Bank — the illegal kind — and it’s up to Penn Gwynn to recover the loot.

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Slide across over 75 iced-over stages, barrelling into gems and cash while avoiding dynamite, polar bears, and evil snowmen in this light-hearted action-puzzler game.

Developer: Cobra Mobile
Price: 59p , £1.19 (HD)
AppStore: http://bit.ly/j7zlmz
AppStore (HD): http://bit.ly/j25i9Y

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About Chillingo
Chillingo is a subsidiary of Electronic Arts and publishes innovative games and software for various platforms. Other hit iPhone®, iPod touch® and iPad™ titles include Cut the Rope™, Angry Birds™, Helsing’s Fire, Predators™, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs™, Minigore, iDracula, and Modern Conflict. For more information about Chillingo please visit http://www.chillingo.com, http://www.facebook.com/chillingo and http://www.twitter.com/chillingo

About GameLab
We are currently creating gaming applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch in an attempt to bring players the best possible gaming experience based on the highest level of expectations: our own. Focusing on unique and innovated gameplay, original artistic visual stylings and topped off with a healthy portion of creativity, we are dedicated to developing games that not only we, but all our fellow geeks will love to play.


About Cobra Mobile
Cobra Mobile is a highly focused, creative and dynamically driven games development studio creating the next generation of innovative and must-play games  on iPhone and iPad. Cobra’s other iPhone hit games include, the iBomber series, the Low Grav Racer series, Mouse About and Numba. Based in Dundee,  Scotland,  Cobra Mobile is a leading iOS game development and technology company with an extremely creative and focused team bringing the best high quality, must-play games content to the ever-growing iPhone, iPad, and casual-play entertainment markets.

PowerSlide Penguin – Get ready for the slide of your life!

29 Jun

Get ready for the slide of your life. Somebody just took out a withdrawal from Chill City Bank — the illegal kind — and it’s up to Penn Gwynn to recover the loot. Slide across over 75 iced-over stages, barrelling into gems and cash while avoiding dynamite, polar bears, and evil snowmen in this light-hearted action-puzzler game.

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PowerSlide Penguin is available right now on App Store. In PowerSlide Penguin, you embark on a puzzle adventure with Penn Gwynn, the world’s only PowerSliding Penguin. Pengros, the dastardly Peg Leg Penguin, has stolen a ton of loot from the Chilly City Bank and it’s up to you to stop him and get it back!

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Main Game Highlights:
●    Seventy nine levels of fast paced Power Sliding puzzle adventure
●    Collect Coins, Rubies, Emeralds, Diamonds and big wads of Cash
●    Dodge Dynamite, Snowmen and even Dancing Bears!
●    Ricochet off walls, pinball against bumpers and smash through ice blocks
●    Master the Afterslide and perfect your PowerSlide skills

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PowerSlide Penguin is released in partnership of Cobra Mobile Games with  Chillingo.

PowerSlide Penguin App Store Links:
PowerSlide Penguin  59p   – http://itunes.apple.com/app/powerslidepenguin/id422036947?mt=8
PowerSlide Penguin HD   £1.19  – http://itunes.apple.com/app/powerslidepenguinhd/id433616246?mt=8

Want to know how amazing PowerSlide Penguin looks and plays? There’s a great trailer for the game on YouTube :

 

On Facebook? Why not visit the PowerSlide Penguin page to follow the game, you can find it here
http://www.facebook.com/pages/PowerSlide-Penguin/143386205719651

While you’re on Facebook, why not pop over follow Cobra Mobile to see what other great games we
do and have coming out- www.facebook.com/CobraMobile

Want to discover other fresh and exciting games by Cobra Mobile? Of course you do… head over to
Apple’s App Store and Search for “Cobra Mobile” or simply visit www.cobramobile.com to get all the
latest news on Cobra and to see all our other exciting games you can play right now.

About Cobra Mobile
Cobra Mobile is a highly focused, creative and dynamically driven games development studio creating the next generation of innovative and must-play games  on iPhone and iPad. Cobra’s other iPhone hit games include, the iBomber series, the Low Grav Racer series, Mouse About and Numba. Based in Dundee,  Scotland,  Cobra Mobile is a leading iOS game development and technology company with an extremely creative and focused team bringing the best high quality, must-play games content to the ever-growing iPhone, iPad, and casual-play entertainment markets.

Train2Game student team set to release Postal Panic for iPad – 50% of the proceeds to go to the Princes Trust charity

29 Jun

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MILTON KEYNES – 28th June 2011 – Horizon Studios, an independent developer comprised entirely of students on Train2Game, the games design and development course run by DR Studios, are set to release their internally developed touch screen puzzle game Postal Panic for iPad on Thursday 28th June on the Apple App Store. The game will be available to download for free for the first three weeks and thereafter the game will be priced at 59p/79 cents.

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Postal Panic is the fun postcode delivery game. Your job is simple; deliver the parcels to the postcodes as quickly as you can.  As the Parcels come down the conveyor belt, you need to deliver them to the postcode displayed before they hit the bottom, starting in London and then going national. Postal Panic all about fast-fingers and good memories!

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Train2Game is also pleased to announce that following the first three weeks, 50% of the revenue from the game will be going to the Princes Trust, a youth charity that helps change young lives by giving practical and financial support, and developing key workplace skills.

 

 

 

FEATURES

• Accurate map of the UK postal code system

• Simple, intuitive touch & swipe game controls

• Single or Multiplayer with up to 4 players

• Addictively fun puzzle game play and scoring

• Learn the Post Code areas of the UK and impress your friends & family

For updates on Postal Panic head to the official website at http://postalpanic.horizonstudios.co.uk/

For more information on Train2Game head to the official website at www.train2game.com

About Train2Game

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Created in 2008, Train2Game (T2G) is the only online blended learning college that offers people the chance to qualify as a Games Designer, Games Developer, Games Artist and Animator or Games QA Tester with a TIGA Diploma and was created to meet the specific industry skills shortages as recognised by TIGA.

The content for all the courses was co-written and reviewed by two of DR Studios’ finest, gaming industry experts: COO Tony Bickley and CEO Clive Robert.

AHOY!!! All of TellTale’s Monkey Island Tales HD Games Are Coming To iPAD!

24 Jun

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Telltale Games’ award-winning Monkey Island Tales HD series is back on iPad with more swashbucklin’ adventure than you can shake a wooden leg at!

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And Telltale Games is offering iPad owners some serious booty! As of today the first episode of Monkey Island Tales HD is available for free on iPad until July 22nd! It’s available and ready to plunder as you read this – so get to plundering!

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And here be another bit of news…starting today (June 23rd) Monkey Island Tales HD Episodes 2-5 are available for £3.99 or usd $6.99  per  episode on the AppStore. That’s right mateys, the remainder of the entire Monkey Island Tales HD season – in four salty doses of high seas humour – will be available all at once for your downloading pleasure.

Telltale’s trademark humor and adventure gameplay will delight Monkey Island fans old and new as the entire five-episode saga unfolds on iPad for the very first time.  So be it high or low tide, weigh anchor, hoist the mizzen and head over to the AppStore to get the best game series featuring the unlikely combination of an ancient tool and a clamshell to come to iPad!

Download Monkey Island Tales 1 HD free!

Download Monkey Island Tales 2 HD.

Download Monkey Island Tales 3 HD.

Download Monkey Island Tales 4 HD.

Download Monkey Island Tales 5 HD.

Kard Combat Battles its Way to the App Store

22 Jun

 

A New Strategy Card Game is Cast onto iPhone and iPad

VANCOUVER – June 22, 2011 – Hothead Games today announced Kard Combat, a single and multiplayer strategy card game for iPhone and iPad, available to download for free and coming soon to the App Store.

In Kard Combat players choose their destiny by selecting a mage and participating in an ancient tournament of cards and magic.

One of the games’ co-designers, Richard Garfield, creator of the collectable card game phenomenon, Magic: The Gathering comments:

“For years I’ve wanted to create Magic-like experiences for people who play video games. Kard Combat on iPhone and iPad does this and is simple enough for anyone to pick up and play, but with plenty of depth for the hardcore player. Hothead has created a truly magical game.”

Kard Combat features:

· A 33 battle campaign with unique challenges and collectable items

· Free online Multiplayer mode to battle friends and foes

· Single Duel mode to sharpen your skills

· Over 100 incredible, hand-drawn cards to collect and cast in battle

· Four unique mages to master, each with their own strengths and abilities

· OpenFeint and Game Center enabled

 

Kard Combat will be available to download for free in the App Store soon. For more information, visit www.kardcombat.com

About Hothead Games:

Hothead Games, headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, is an emotionally secure independent developer and publisher of groundbreaking downloadable titles. Maybe we don’t have a “make your own ice-cream sandwich bar” like some other game companies, but Hothead has brought to life original games such as the scientist-approved DeathSpank and the award-winning Swarm. Hothead is partnering with cool indie studios to bring games like Braid to new platforms and new audiences. We also like to stand near really ugly people so that we appear more attractive ourselves. Check us out at www.hotheadgames.com.

Chillingo Announces INDIE HIT Game, ‘SWORDS & SOLDIERS’ Arriving Soon On The APP STORE!

22 Jun

 

Macclesfield, United Kingdom and Amersfoort, The Netherlands – June 21 2011 – Leading independent games publisher, Chillingo, a division of Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) and Dutch game development armies Two Tribes and Ronimo Games will bring highly acclaimed indie hit Swords & Soldiers to the App Store.
This summer iPhone and iPad gamers will be able to command armies of brutal Vikings, vicious Aztecs and devious Chinese, each with their own hilarious storylines. Gamers will go on a globe-trotting single player campaign and unlock addictive high score bonus games! On iPad, gamers can even hone their skills and go up against friends and family with the game’s fully featured multiplayer mode.

Key features

  • Hilarious characters and storyline mean you’ll be playing with one huge grin
  • Command hordes of Vikings, Aztecs and Chinese warriors, each with their own unique skills
  • Three epic campaigns with unique challenges to keep you entertained for hours
  • Fully customizable Skirmish mode means endless replayability
  • Stunning HD graphics

Swords & Soldiers will be arriving soon on the App Store, details will be revealed in the coming weeks through the Two Tribes website.About Two Tribes: www.twotribes.com

About Chillingo
Chillingo is a subsidiary of Electronic Arts and publishes innovative games and software for various platforms. Other hit iPhone®, iPod touch® and iPad™ titles include Cut the Rope™, Angry Birds™, Helsing’s Fire, Predators™, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs™, Minigore, iDracula, and Modern Conflict. For more information about Chillingo please visit http://www.chillingo.com, http://www.facebook.com/chillingo and http://www.twitter.com/chillingo