Boulder Dash®-XL™ app digs its way onto APPLE ios devices today!

November 20 th 2012, Kaliningrad, Russia – HeroCraft and co-publisher, First Star Software, Inc. today released Boulder Dash®-XL™, the latest sequel in the legendary Boulder Dash® hit series, for the iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch® .

A classic reborn, Boulder Dash®-XL™ updates the best 80’s action-puzzler with cutting-edge graphics and gameplay. Playing as mining robots Rockford™ or Crystal™ dig, dynamite, push and puzzle your way to the exit as fast as you can! In addition to the classic Boulder Dash® game elements, Boulder Dash®-XL™ includes telescopic arms for remote manipulation of objects; teleporters and numerous new enemies and features.

Boulder Dash® has proved popular for almost thirty years and now you can have the latest version of in this multi-million selling series in the palm of your hand. With 100 caves to explore in puzzle, retro and arcade modes, two robots to control, a variety of exciting and dangerous monsters, leaderboards, achievements, and wonderful gadgets, Boulder Dash®-XL™ is an action-puzzler you’ll really dig!

Originally co-developed by Catnip Games and First Star Software and released on the PC and Xbox LIVE Arcade as of today, players can now purchase the app for $2.99 USD for their Apple iOS devices.

Game features:

-         Cutting edge graphics

-         Puzzling enemies

-         100 caves to explore

-         5 game modes, including retro!

-         Left-handed controls also supported

-         Highscore tables and achievements.

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About HeroCraft:

HeroCraft is an established developer and publisher of high-quality games for mobile platforms, tablets, social networks and personal computers. HeroCraft has ‘Top developer’ status on Google Play and is a top 5 Nokia Store publisher with titles such as Yumsters, Majesty and Farm Frenzy.  Headquartered in Kaliningrad, Russia, HeroCraft was founded in 2001 and employs over 100 staff in offices across Europe. HeroCraft is currently distributing in 15 languages worldwide.

About First Star Software:

Founded in 1982, First Star Software, Inc. develops, licenses and publishes games across all platforms including cell-phones, SmartPhones, Tablets, hand-held devices, home computers and next generation consoles. A privately held corporation, First Star Software’s titles, including numerous best selling and award winning titles such as the Boulder Dash® and  SPY vs SPY series of games are distributed extensively worldwide.


Co-Published by First Star Software, Inc. BOULDER DASH®, FIRST STAR SOFTWARE, INC. and its logo are registered trademarks of First Star Software, Inc. The names and likenesses of Rockford™ and  Crystal™ are trademarks of First Star Software, Inc. Boulder Dash®-XL™ was developed by Catnip Games, GmbH & Co. KG  with First Star Software, Inc. BOULDER DASH® was created by Peter Liepa with Chris Gray.  Audiovisual material owned and Copyrighted © 1984, 2012 FIRST STAR SOFTWARE, INC. All rights reserved. iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch® are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox LIVE are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.


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