Philadelphia, Pa - November 21, 2007 - Bubbins, the highly anticipated action arcade title from Nordic game developer Skalden, is going beta and is on track to be available for full distribution in February. The bubbins are small creatures living in fruit houses in a village tree beneath an old castle. Usually, they use their ability to bubble to transport huge fruits from the surrounding forest and back to their village. Their peaceful existence is shattered when Lule, a young female bubbin, is captured by the Green Maboo and dragged into the castle. A team of rescue-bubbins sets out to release the fair maiden. When these disappear as well, young Dundun decides to take things in his own hands and save the day.
The player controls the young bubbin Dundun as he begins a hunt through a castle to free nine fellow bubbins captured by the green maboo Grubb. The gameplay is based on the bubbin ability to spit bubbles that pushes the target backwards. The player must use this ability to make opponents and objects collide. Whenever a game entity collides into another, something happens; 20 entities means 20 times 20 = 400 possible outcomes. This gives the player a lot to explore. The gameplay is a mix of action and puzzle elements. Sometimes the player bubbles (spits bubbles that push objects) to defeat enemies, and struggling to control the physics of bouncing opponents and objects is part of the fun. At other times the player will scratch their heads wondering how to solve the puzzle that leads to a new area. The comic animations and fun puzzles make the game suitable for players of all ages.
FOG Studios exclusively represents Skalden and is seeking digital distribution and co-promotional partners for Bubbins, as well as Licensees or Publishing Partners for Nintendo DS, Wii, XBLA, PSN and mobile versions of Bubbins. FOG Studios will be showcasing Bubbins at the Montreal International Games Show in November, and at Game Connection Lyon in December. To set an appointment for any of these events,please contact FOG’s Logistics Manager, Christine Freeman, at 215-595-7160. For immediate assistance, please contact Adam Spencer, firstname.lastname@example.org or 506-459-5604.
The skald was the poet of the Old Norse society. Skalden Studio is an independent game developer located in Oslo. The goal of Skalden Studio is to make stories come alive in the media of a new millennium. We tap into the cultural heritage of our ancestors for impulses. But we also step boldly into new territory, and create universes never before seen by creature nor man. The team has experience from game development, exhibited fine art and animation film. For more information on Skalden Studio, please contact Rune Myrland at email@example.com.
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