FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Seattle, WA. – December 19, 2012 – Piece Corps, a new physics-based mobile game for casual gamers of all ages, is now available for free to download in the iTunes App Store and from Google Play. Piece Corps unites its players and characters through unique abilities and crafty problem solving skills to overcome challenging levels of schoolyard madness. Players can also control their own game play by creating new levels and sharing with friends, Facebook and the whole Piece Corps community.
The Piece Corps characters are a group of daring, young girls who protect the powerful “Book of Dreams”. Unfortunately, the Evil Scientist has stolen it for his own wicked bidding! So it's up to the Piece Corps to band together using their unique abilities against enemies of all kinds to get the book back safely and save the universe.
" Piece Corps is more than a physics-based mobile game. It empowers imagination and creativity by supplying the tools for players to create their own levels to be shared within a global Piece Corps community," said Joe Doucet. "Also, by leveraging the unique abilities of these diverse characters, we want to show the promise of uniting through differences, to work together to achieve common goals.”
(Bundi is challenged by the Foul Janitor, Evil Scientist, Malicious Little Hall Monitors and Criminal Coach to save Meana)
Who Are The Piece Corps?
Players can select one of five unique Piece Corps characters: Djane, Bundi, Meana, Deevah, and Martia. Each character possesses three distinctive abilities to help solve complex and challenging levels. Mix and match from more than 125 different character combinations to best tackle each puzzling level. For example, players can use Djane’s giant stereo to stun enemies with a blast of music, or protect your chosen character in her pursuit to save the Piece Corps friends with Martia’s impenetrable force field.
Quirky Enemies & Allies
The Evil Scientist has enlisted the help of the Wicked Lunch Lady, Foul Janitor, Criminal Coach, and the Malicious Little Hall Monitors to stop the Piece Corps from recovering the “Book of Dreams”!
Finish an entire pack to free and unlock a Piece Corps friend to help you along the journey. Players should also always be on the look out for allies like the Powerful Principal, Special School Nurse, and Cute Crush, who all aid the Piece Corps cause.
(DJane leverages Deevah’s and Bundi’s powers to defeat the Foul Janitor and Malicious Little Hall Monitors)
Create Levels. Share with the World.
Piece Corps gives players a chance to be a part of the game. Every player is encouraged to put his or her creative juices to work by building customized levels to share with the global Piece Corps community. Every level is a playable work of art, which other players can rate and share as their favorite user-generated level.
Piece Corps is available now for free from the iTunes store ( http://bit.ly/T2IZBw) and for Android on Google Play ( http://bit.ly/V5tmeu). Piece Corps will be available for Amazon, Kindle and in the Mac App Store coming soon.
(User-generated level creation)
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About Piece Corps
Piece Corps is created by Joe Doucet and Richard Hinzel of Joe Doucet Studio in association with Emmy® award-winning writer Jennifer Yale and award-winning entertainment producer Elsie Choi, and leveraging the Sirqul API’s.
Piece Corps derives its name from the ‘pieces’ each player can mix and match from the characters, offering up to 125 combinations to create his or her own unique persona. The intrinsic aim of this game is to promote diversity, friendship and sciences in a physics-based puzzler.
About Joe Doucet Studio ( www.joedoucet.com)
Joe Doucet’s ability to fluidly cross the different disciplines of design have made him one of the most sought after creative talents working in America. After graduating from the prestigious Art Center College of Design in 1999 with a degree in Communication Design, Doucet quickly began exporting his vision beyond graphic design into product, furniture, environment & architecture, packaging, technology and now entertainment, culminating in the launch of Joe Doucet Studio.
As a designer, inventor, artist and auteur, his work deftly hybridizes function and visual appeal while conveying layers of meaning and message. Doucet believes that design and, more importantly, a designer’s thought process can play a larger role in innovation and problem solving, as well as aesthetics, whether that be for brands, their product portfolios or for a broader social context.
Doucet's work has been exhibited numerous places internationally, including the London Design Museum and the Biennale International Design in Sainte-Etienne, while his awards include a 2010 World Technology Award for Design, a Good Design Award in 2008, was named the first ever AvantGuardian for Design in 2009 by Surface Magazine and holds more than 30 patents for his designs and inventions.
(Deevah combining powers of the Piece Corps to defeat Foul Janitor)
Piece Corps is powered by Sirqul, a ubiquitous social platform that enables consumers and brands to create their own distributed, Social-Location-Mobile content as a means of driving awareness and engagement through viral adoption. Joe Doucet Studio has leveraged the Sirqul API’s to create Piece Corps, one of many games that will be released this winter using the Sirqul platform. For more information about Sirqul, please visit http://www.sirqul.com.
The Silver Telegram