September 15 th, 2011 – Arkedo and Sanuk Games are proud to announce that “03 – PIXEL!”, the third installment of the critically acclaimed ARKEDO SERIES, will be available on PlayStation®3 in Europe on September 28 th for only €1.99 / £1.59.
Douse your console in a colorful world and get ready for some serious old-school action! In this 2D platformer, you’ll direct Pix the Cat through his nocturnal wanderings in a pixilated world. You may already have met Pix the Cat in PIX’N LOVE RUSH, a game released to much critical and public praise on PlayStation Minis, iPhone and iPad.
While PIX’N LOVE RUSH was built around short scoring-oriented sessions, “03 – PIXEL!” is a more traditional platform adventure. And while PIX’N LOVE RUSH was constrained to tiny handheld screens, “03 – PIXEL!” takes full advantage of your expensive HDTV: the blue halo surrounding big fat pixels had never looked so good!
Initially published on XBox Live Indy Games as a “one game per month” experiment, the ARKEDO SERIES got scores of enthusiastic reviews. Dan Whitehead from eurogamer.net called “03 – PIXEL!” a “lovely looking game, simple and immediately enjoyable”, while Jamie Davies of console-arcade.com said “putting it in writing can’t do the game any justice as PIXEL is simply sublime”.
This enthusiasm didn’t fade for the PlayStation®3 release: to date, “01 – JUMP!”, released on August 24 th, got an average score over 8.5/10, and not a single bad review. Curtis Humphrey from pspenguin.net said “nearly everything about JUMP! is nothing short of fantastic”.
About Arkedo – www.arkedo.com
“03 – PIXEL!” was initially released by Arkedo, a Paris-based studio comprised of eight game developers, and focused on making arcade games with a twist. Founded in early 2006, the studio’s award-winning DS titles ( Nervous Brickdown, Big Bang Mini) were well received by the public and the press. Arkedo’s secret plan to rule the world is a weird combination of trying to make cool games, cooking great food, and being generally nice to everyone – except SouthPeak. It is with genuine astonishment we can announce that this silly plan is currently working.
Learn more by visiting www.arkedo.com. New website soon, stay tuned! Honest!
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About Pastagames – www.pastagames.net
“03 – PIXEL!” has been created by Pastagames, a French development studio based in Paris. “Pastagames is the leading worldwide developer from the South of the Loire in France, producing quality traditional videogames for the happy hour, all made from natural, untreated products” declares Fabien Delpiano, director of the company.
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About Sanuk Games – www.sanukgames.com
“03 – PIXEL!” is ported and published on PlayStation® 3 by Sanuk Games, a prolific casual game studio. From its Bangkok-based sweatshop, Sanuk Games churned out over 50 games in the past couple of years. Among Sanuk Games’ recent releases on PlayStation® consoles are Spot The Differences, Hysteria Project, Actual Crimes: Jack The Ripper, Twin Blades, Pix’n Love Rush, 3D Twist & Match, Drums Challenge and Hysteria Project 2.
Oh, and we were kidding about the sweatshop – we do have air conditioning. And a Grade A office, and beer on Friday evening. And we’re hiring. Check out our job offers on our website.
Press contact: Yan Marchal – firstname.lastname@example.org