Gifted gamers can now achieve an official Guinness World Record direct from the app!

Gamer’s Edition Arcade is the first-ever dedicated gaming app from Guinness World Records and complements the recently released best-selling title, Guinness World Records 2011 Gamer’s Edition . The app features five exciting challenges which give users the opportunity to earn their place in the record books, alongside sample content from the Gamer’s Edition book.

The app’s five official record challenges are inspired by classic videogames and make full use of interactive features including touch, swipe, vibrate and accelerator.  Every game offers the chance to set an official Guinness World Records title.  Achieve the highest score on :

•        Monkey Country: The gorillas have gone crazy!  Take out as many primates as you can in one minute

•        Mental Gears: Engage fingers and brain to pick a series of locks, opening as many as possible in 60 seconds

•        Chest Of Destruction: It’s bomb disposal against the clock! Cut the correct wires before they blow

•        Hoover’s Hot-Air Escape: Race your balloon up a treacherous canyon, avoiding the overhanging cliffs

•        Rupee Roulette: Tilt the treasure chest to swipe the rupees before the clock hits zero

•        Adventure Mode: Is the ultimate challenge, with Thomas Braider, a famed archaeologist, guiding gamers on a full-on record-breaking romp through all five challenges.

Scores can be shared through Facebook, Game Center or Open Feint, and players compete on global and local leader boards hosted at www.guinnessworldrecords.com. Somebody is guaranteed a place in Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition 2012 when the world’s best for each challenge is announced on 1 st September 2011.

A free, lite version app also launches today giving gamers the chance to test their skills in one select game, compete for a new Guinness World Records title and sample content from Guinness World Records 2011 Gamer’s Edition. The Gamer’s Arcade app has been created by Plow Digital. 

Commenting on Gamer’s Arcade, Gaz Deaves, Gaming Editor at Guinness World Records, said:“This is our first-ever gaming app and we wanted to capture that retro spirit of classic gaming. I’m sure that our gamer fans will recognise the games and feel the heritage, and looks forward to smashing some new Guinness World Records.”

More details can be found at http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/ipad.aspx

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About Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records is the universally recognized authority on record-breaking achievement. First published in 1955, the annual Guinness World Records book is published in more than 100 countries and 25 languages and is the highest-selling books under copyright of all time with more than 3 million copies sold annually across the globe. Guinness World Records celebrated its 50th anniversary edition in 2004, a year after the sale of its 100 millionth copy. Guinness World Records also annually publishes the Gamer’s Edition; a records book devoted solely to the world of computer gaming and high score record achievements. The Guinness World Records website ( www.guinnessworldrecords.com) receives more than 11 million visitors a year. Guinness World Records is part of the Jim Pattison Group, one of Canada’s largest privately owned companies which is a conglomerate of interests, including advertising, broadcasting, grocery stores and automotive retailing.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Guinness World Records

UK

Claire Burgess/ Damian Field

press@guinnessworldrecords.com

(44) 207 891 4516

US

Jamie Panas

press@guinnessworldrecords.com

(718) 513-7263

Claire Burgess

PR Manager

Guinness World Records

T: +44 (0)207 891 4584

M: 07736 039904

184-192 Drummond Street, London, NW1 3HP

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com

 


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