GUILDFORD, ENGLAND, Oct. 27, 2009 - Competition for the coveted Zombie World Tour 2009 vacation is heating up on the Burn Zombie Burn! leaderboard, with less than one week left until a winner is named.
Players have until Monday, Nov. 2 to vie for top position on the Burn Zombie Burn! leaderboard by playing the Secret Lab level on Freeplay mode. The highest-ranked zombie killer will be whisked away on a tour of some of the world's creepiest locations, compliments of Kuju Entertainment and doublesix. Right now, therealfire is in the lead, with a score of 49,751,233. You can check for the latest leaderboard updates at http://burnzombieburn.com/leaderboard.
A Grateful Dead Whirlwind World Tour
The winning player and a friend will start their journey in Paris, where they will stay at The Aida
Opera Hotel, in the heart of the city, for three nights. While in Paris, they will tour the Catacombes
de Paris, a labyrinth of tunnels covered entirely in the skulls and bones of 18th century Parisians. The catacombs, officially known as l'Ossuaire Municipal, were constructed in the late 18th Century to accommodate the overwhelming number of bodies as population soared beyond the capacity of church cemeteries.
The next stop in Paris will be Pere Lachaise Cemetery, one of the most famous cemeteries in the world, and eternal home to the likes of Jim Morrison and Oscar Wilde. Pere Lachaise Cemetery was established in 1804 by Napoleon I, following a ban on cemeteries within the city limits of Paris. If there are zombies to be found in France, the master zombie-killer who wins this tour is sure to find them at these eerie historic locations.
Once Paris has been cleared of any undead, it will be off to Egypt, where the winner will spend five nights at the Mercure Hotel in Luxor, overlooking the Nile River. By day, they will explore ancient Egyptian history with tours of the Valleyof the Kings, final resting place of Egyptian kings and nobles including King Tutankhamun, and Hatshepsut Temple, a mortuary temple dedicated to the sun god.
The Valley of the Kings contains at least 63 tombs, with new ones discovered as recently as last year. Nobles, pharaohs and their families were laid to rest there from 1539 BC to 1075 BC. Do they remain at rest? That will be for the Burn Zombie Burn! contest winner to find out for sure!
A private tour of Hatshepsut Temple will introduce the winner to Hatshepsut, the fifth pharaoh and the longest-reigning woman in the Egyptian dynasty. As was the custom, Hatshepsut oversaw the construction of her own mortuary temple, which stands today on the West Bank of the Nile River, near the entrance to the Valley of Kings.
Additional details and official contest rules can be found on the Burn Zombie Burn! Web site at www.burnzombieburn.com.
About Burn Zombie Burn!
Set across six classic American-horror-movie inspired levels, Burn Zombie Burn! is a top-down, arena-based shoot-em-up in the classic coin-op tradition featuring next-gen game-play mechanics and possessing that 'one-more-go' addictiveness which defines all of the great shooters.
The aim of the game couldn't be simpler; shoot, burn and blow-up as many brain-munching zombies as possible. Use fire to build up your multiplier and then destroy zombies en masse with explosives to increase that oh-so-important leaderboard high score. But beware! A burning zombie is a faster zombie - burn too many and they will overwhelm you.
Burn Zombie Burn is frantic, arcade gaming at its best - delivering dark humor and bloody zombie violence in copious amounts!
doublesix is an award-winning game developer studio, part of Kuju Entertainment Group. Doublesix is the developer behind South Park, tower defense game soon to be released for Microsoft XBLA; the critically-acclaimed Geometry Wars: Galaxies and the addictive PSN shooter Nucleus. The studio developed the I-Phone game Iron Man for Paramount and Burn Zombie Burn! is doublesix' first self published PSN title exclusive to the Sony publisher Fund. Doublesix is dedicated to producing the highest-quality digital-distribution titles across all platforms: XBLA, PSN, WiiWare, PC and I-Phone. For more information about doublesix, visit www.doublesixgames.com
About Kuju Entertainment
Kuju Entertainment Ltd was founded in 1998 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Catalis S.E., and is a leading independent game developers on console, PC and handheld platforms. Kuju operates 4 studios in Europe: doublesix, Vatra, Headstrong and Zoë Mode, each producing top-rated games in their own specialist area of games development. Kuju Entertainment is part of the Catalis SE media services group. For more information about Kuju Entertainment, visit www.kuju.com.
Michael Meyers Public Relations