ALEXANDRIA, Oct. 1 -- Alawar Entertainment, Inc., a leading publisher of casual games, today released Island Realms, a new potential hit from the developers of Farm Frenzy. The business sim sends players on a lighthearted journey to settle 40 magical islands, building bridges, laying down roads and protecting themselves against thieves.
The creators of Island Realms, Alawar Melesta, are known worldwide as the developers of the casual game, Farm Frenzy. Having won the hearts of hundreds of thousands of fans, the series claimed the top spot on such outlets as Real Networks, Oberon, MSN, BigFish Games, Pogo, iWin, Reflexive and others. In addition, Alawar has ported the game to Apple iPhone.
The player's goal in Island Realms is to help a group of happy-go-lucky colonists create a new home. While progressing through the game, the player will collect resources such as iron, stone and wood, purchase new technologies and develop a self-sustaining economy. Hostile natives will attempt to sabotage the colonists by stealing supplies, destroying roads and lobbing large stones at their buildings using catapults.
In order to stop these attacks, the player can either fortify his settlement or earn enough money to purchase his own catapults and then destroy the enemy's stronghold. Island Realms offers several options for dealing with conflict: the user can defend himself, strike opponents first or distract enemy soldiers with the help of idols.
• Five resources
• 10 trophies
• 40 islands
• Bright, colorful visuals
• Unique dynamic gameplay
About Alawar Entertainment, Inc.
Alawar Entertainment has specialized in the development, publication and distribution of casual games since 1999. The company has published more than 200 titles worldwide and is the largest provider of casual games in Eastern Europe. Today, Alawar works with five internal studios and more than 30 external developers, providing a full range of services that includes game production, distribution and marketing.
Alawar distributes its releases via its broad network of Web sites. The company's offerings can also be found on popular download portals, including RealArcade, BigFish Games, Yahoo! Games, AOL, iWIN and others. In addition to distributing games online, Alawar works with CD publishers in more than 20 countries. In 2008, the company significantly increased its presence in Eastern Europe and became the leading distributor of casual games in that region.
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