ASTRO RANCH HD– RELEASED ON iPAD LAUNCH DAY!

DUNDEE, UK– 3rd April 2010

Successful mobile and handheld games publisher/developer Tag Games, is pleased to announce the launch of a new and improved version of their popular space farming game Astro Ranch for iPad.

Astro Ranch HD is available on the App Store today and gives iPad gamers a unique gaming experience, blending classic resource management game-play with RPG and mini-game elements.

The iPad version of the game features vastly improved visuals and a re-designed interface to take advantage of the iPad’s larger screen and resolution. Astro Ranch HD features more detailed 3D objects and characters, higher resolution textures, real time lighting and other visual effects such as object smoothing and a particle system to provide amazing visual detail.

Tag Games Managing Director Paul Farley comments“We are delighted that Astro Ranch HD is an iPad launch title. The iPhone has revolutionised mobile computing and the distribution of game content in particular, and we believe that the iPad will go even further in revolutionising how we interact with home computers period.

With Astro Ranch HD we have been able to take full advantage of the powerful performance of the iPad to create a version of the game with visuals that are simply stunning. The player’s interaction with the game has also been improved to take advantage of the larger screen with manual camera zoom added and a new interface layout. We are sure iPad gamers will love it!“

Astro Ranch HD also includes a host of social features powered by Scoreloop that allow you to share your game experience with others. You can send letters, gifts and galactic chips to friends; compare ranch values and boast of your achievements on Facebook!

More about Astro Ranch HD:

The adventure begins as Sindy and Max, the intrepid Starlight twins, blast off from earth for an adventure beyond the stars. Disaster is close at hand however, for as the twins fight for control of the rocket, irreparable damage is done to the control system. Now the rocket is on a collision course with a strange alien planet and only one escape pod remains…

After surviving the crash landing you find yourself alone… or so you thought! The crater in which you’ve landed is occupied by a variety of aliens, some more friendly than others. The only option is to follow through on your prime directive and set up a ranch!

• The best space farming game in the galaxy… ever!

• Amazing alien world bought to life with awesome 3D graphics.

• Ranch management and quest based game-play.

• Wide variety of alien crops, animals, characters, tools and upgrades.

• Awesome fishing, gold panning and tree shaking mini-games.

• Social features allow you to connect and compete with friends

Astro Ranch HD is available now from the App Store at a launch price of $5.99

ENDS

About Tag Games

Tag Games is an independent game developer/publisher based in Dundee, Scotland. Tag has quickly established itself as a leader in the creation of games for mobile and handheld digital download platforms. We have earned critical acclaim and commercial success with a number of titles including our recent top 10 iPhone hit Car Jack Streets. We have extensive experience of game development for the most important mobile platforms including iPhone, Android, PSP minis, DSi Ware, Blackberry, J2ME and BREW.

Tag’s reputation for flexibility, innovation and delivery is second to none, successfully balancing the creation of original IP alongside development of licensed and commission titles. Tag Games partners include Endemol, Namco Bandai, Virgin Atlantic, Connect2Media, I-play, Big Fish Games and Wildfire Studios.

Media Contact: Paul Farley,Tag Games/+44 1382 220925/: paul.farley@tag-games.com

About Scoreloop

Scoreloop lets players share their gaming experiences with friends. The company provides infrastructure, implementation services and enhanced end user experiences for game publishers to enable mobile social gaming. The team’s background is in developing and deploying high-volume, secure server architectures. Scoreloop’s social gaming technologies build community and drive game discovery. Scoreloop is venture funded and has a presence in the US, Europe and Asia. To find out more about Scoreloop visit www.scoreloop.com and follow us on Twitter or Facebook: Scoreloop.

For Media/Partner Inquiries Contact

Scoreloop /Nicole DeMeo/ +1 415 230 2347/ nicole@scoreloop.com

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