BOSTON — April 24, 2014 — Indie development studio Moonshot Games and indie game publisher gameblyr today announced the release of the highly anticipated stealth puzzle game Third Eye Crime for iOS devices. Created by AAA-turned-indie talent from Bungie with years of design expertise on titles including the Halo series, Third Eye Crime features gorgeous visuals in noir stylings and a soulful jazz score to deliver a stylistically immersive, fully independent gameplay experience. Third Eye Crime’s 120-level thriller is available for $4.99 on the App Store, or players can begin with the first 40 levels of Act One for $2.99, with Acts Two and Three available as add-ons for 99 cents each.
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Competitive Puzzle Game Available as Free Download
NEW YORK CITY – Oct. 31, 2013 – Jam Labs, Inc., an independent game developer formed by MIT graduates, today announced that Shape Jam, their debut app, is now available on iOS and Android platforms. Shape Jam, a competitive puzzle game with brain-bending, tricky gameplay, is available for free on the App Store and Google Play, with a premium version also available via in-app purchase for $1.99. Casual players and puzzle fiends alike will find a new challenge in Shape Jam, with sleek, minimalist graphics and quick ‘anytime, anywhere’ play sessions that keep the game focused on the core experience.
Shape Jam can be downloaded now on the App Store at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shape-jam/id653541799?ls=1&mt=8 and on Google Play at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jamlabsinc.shapejam.
New Competitive Puzzle Game Will Challenge Players to Graduate from Match-3 to the Next Level
NEW YORK CITY – Oct. 23, 2013 – Jam Labs, Inc., an independent game developer formed by MIT graduates, today announced the upcoming launch of their debut title, Shape Jam. Coming to both iOS and Android platforms as a free download on October 31, 2013, Shape Jam is a competitive puzzle game that challenges players with gameplay deeper and more cerebral than the average “match-3” title. With sleek, minimalist graphics, quick 60-second rounds of play, and the ability to play at any time – even taking turns in asynchronous multiplayer while offline – Shape Jam is a game for casual players who are ready to graduate to something more. Continue reading Prepare to Meet Your Match with Shape Jam for iOS and Android
Award-Winning Indie Co-op Action Puzzler Coming November 15 for PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 Computer Entertainment Systems and PC
WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. and MONTREAL — Sept. 24, 2013 — Today Spearhead Games, an independent game studio, and 505 Games, a global video game publisher, announced a partnership to digitally release co-op puzzler Tiny Brains on the PlayStation®4 system timed to the platform’s North American launch this November 15. In addition to Sony’s next generation console, the four-person action puzzle game will release simultaneously on PlayStation® Network and Windows PC via digital download. Continue reading SPEARHEAD GAMES AND 505 GAMES PARTNER FOR CROSS-PLATFORM TINY BRAINS LAUNCH
Reinforced and reloaded from their skirmish at GDC, magical Trolls and surly Vikings set to wage war this holiday season
OSLO, Norway – Aug. 21, 2013 – Five months after its first public appearance at GDC 2013, Megapop is showing off updates to their debut tower defense game Trolls vs Vikings at Gamescom 2013 in Cologne, Germany. Coming to mobile and PC this winter, the game has undergone vast improvements; new gameplay elements, characters, enemies, dynamic tiles, movable towers, and interactive resources will all be on display. Trolls vs Vikings is the first title from the startup studio founded by former Funcom (Age of Conan, The Longest Journey) and Artplant (Battlestar Galactica Online) developers. The puzzle game will be demonstrated by founder Jørgen Tharaldsen at the Nordic Games Booth (Hall 4.2, Aisle B, Number 020) during Gamescom.
What’s New in Trolls vs Vikings:
- More than 30 Viking & Troll characters are now fully playable
- All 28 playfields are ready to be batted upon
- Four-season gameplay, where Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall each offer unique challenges
- Movable towers provide extra strategic options (and are the perfect choice for indecisive players)
- Dynamic board spaces add strategic variety to the action
- Five new spells are up and running, when you need an extra boost
More about the game:
Trolls vs Vikings is an upcoming tower defense game for players of all ages and experience levels, where you’re tasked with defending a tribe of grumpy, misunderstood-but-harmless Trolls from raids by Vikings intent on stealing their gold. This colorful, engaging and edgy lane defense game is set in a world of rich Norse mythology, populated by a cast of over-the-top characters. With their background in creating Triple-A MMO, Adventure and Browser titles, Megapop are setting the bar high for their debut game.
Trolls vs Vikings adds a number of never-before-seen features, striving to evolve the tower defense genre for a whole new audience. It takes a fresh approach to towers, levels, gameplay, tactics, player interaction and boss fights. In addition, Trolls vs Vikings has a number of genre enhancements, including multiplayer matches (both live and asynchronous), full social integration, movable towers, strategic resource gathering, a dynamic tile system, set-piece challenges, and more.
The puzzle game will be demonstrated by founder Jørgen Tharaldsen at the Nordic Games Booth (Hall 4.2, Aisle B, Number 020) during Gamescom.
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About Megapop Games
Founded in 2012 by former Funcom (Age of Conan, Anarchy Online, Dreamfall, The Longest Journey) and Artplant (Battlestar Galactica Online) developers, Megapop is a new casual gaming startup headquartered in Oslo, Norway. The company is founded by some of Europe’s most recognized game developers and game business managers. More than 100 years of combined experience has resulted in a range of significant awards and a number of international hits. As a company, Megapop is focused on adding an engaging social dimension to beloved videogame staples. With a deep passion for games, their ultimate goal is to create worthy games, where quality gameplay shines brightest of all!
Media Contact – During Gamescom 2013
Jørgen Tharaldsen, CEO
+47 41 33 41 47
Media Contact – General
Rich Jones, TriplePoint for Megapop
Chartboost Store Empowers Mobile Game Developers to Modify their In-app Store and Virtual Items in Real Time
SAN FRANCISCO – July 11, 2013 – Chartboost – the business engine for mobile game developers around the world – today announced the launch of Chartboost Store, the latest addition to the company’s powerful technology platform that helps developers attract gamers and make money. Today’s launch underscores the company’s core mission to provide developers with a full suite of business tools that drive their businesses forward. Chartboost Store, which joins the company’s widely popular offerings – Direct Deals, Cross Promotion, and the Chartboost Network – harnesses the power of data to give developers full control to make real-time adjustments to their in-game marketplaces.
For more information on Chartboost Store, please visit www.chartboost.com/store. Continue reading Chartboost Launches Backend Service to Power In-app Purchases in Mobile Games
Juicy adventure features new game modes never before seen in arcade puzzles on mobile
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – April 9, 2013 – Mobile social gaming leader Storm8 today announced that tile-matching game Fruit Mania is ripe for release. Fruit Mania is the latest game from TeamLava, the Storm8 brand behind hit apps Bubble Mania and Jewel Mania. Following the exotic travels of protagonist Harrison the mouse, the game debuts two new modes for this arcade puzzle genre on mobile. Color Mode lets players focus on matching a particular type of fruit, while Digging Mode challenges players to navigate through the puzzle and unlock hidden charms. Continue reading Storm8 Sweetens Social Arcade Genre with Tile-Matching Game Fruit Mania on iOS
MONTREAL – March 26, 2013 – Minority Media, an independent game development studio, today announced that its imaginative adventure hit Papo & Yo will be released on Steam on April 18, 2013. Previously available only on PlayStation®Network (PSN), Papo & Yo is receiving a number of updates and improvements for its next release.