KANSAS CITY, MO - June 23, 2009 - Handmark ® and Sandlot Games ® today announced the release of Tradewinds ® 2, part of Sandlot Games' popular trading adventure franchise, on the Apple App Store.
Based on the acclaimed PC game by Sandlot Games, Tradewinds 2 is a highly immersive adventure for iPhone and iPod touch where players navigate the pirate-infested waters of the Caribbean. Be a master commander, defeating pirates and plundering their vast hordes of booty, or, play it safe by trading exotic island goods, gradually amassing untold wealth, power and influence.
"Once again Handmark has done an excellent job bringing another Sandlot Game to millions of iPhone and iPod touch users," said Daniel Bernstein, CEO Sandlot Games. "We're very proud of Tradewinds 2 for the Apple App Store and we believe that users worldwide will once again get swept away in the unique gameplay and story that unites the Tradewinds series."
Gamers who enjoy trading and strategy games will love Tradewinds 2. Players can choose one of 5 characters to play as, or create their own using the 'Character Generator'; explore 20 different ports each with different buildings and characteristics; and enjoy over 100 hours of gameplay across Story and Free Trade modes. Players new to this genre will gain an introduction via the full tutorial in Tradewinds 2.
"Following the success of Glyph ® and Westward ® , we're excited to work with Sandlot Games to bring Tradewinds 2 to the iPhone and iPod touch," said Cassidy Lackey, vice president of Handmark Studios. "The venerated franchise has a loyal online offering, and this immersive version reinforces our intention to bring high quality, value-packed games to the Apple App Store."
Tradewinds 2 is available now for $4.99 from Apple's App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at http://www.itunes.com/appstore. For more information about Tradewinds 2, along with screenshots and a video demo, please visit: http://www.astraware.com/iphone/tradewinds2.
Handmark is a leading provider of entertainment, information and productivity applications for mobile phones. The company offers a comprehensive range of mobile media solutions for consumers, as well asbusinesses looking to expand their reach by offering compelling mobile content and services across a wide range of mobile operating systems and handsets. Handmark has been recognized for its mobile development expertise and management of a variety of desktop and on-device mobile stores full of the industry s best games, applications and ringtones. Pocket Express ® , the company s flagship news and information service is a fast, simple, free alternative to traditional mobile browsing offering instant access to up to the minute news, sports, weather, travel information and more.
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About Sandlot Games
Sandlot Games Corporation, headquartered in Bothell, Washington, is the world's premier developer and publisher of casual and family-friendly games. Sandlot Games boasts a captivating portfolio of popular game titles and franchises including Cake Mania ® , Glyph ® , Super Granny ® , Tradewinds ® and Westward ® . Sandlot Games reaches millions of game players worldwide through a variety of distribution channels including online, PC, PDA's, handhelds, videogame consoles and mobile phones. Since 2002, over 200 million games have been downloaded by its loyal fan base.
© 2002-2009 Sandlot Games Corporation. Westward and the Sandlot Games logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sandlot Games Corporation. All rights reserved.