FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BRAINTREE, UK – 8 th November 2012
Laughing Jackal have today announced that their most recent hit PS mini - and first ever PlayStation®Mobile title - the critically acclaimed Hungry Giraffe , will be coming to iPhone as a free-to-play game, featuring in-app purchases and several exciting new features, on Wednesday the 14 th November.
Not only was Hungry Giraffe commercially successful (with the mini being downloaded over 100,000 times worldwide), it was also popular with the critics, becoming the first ever minis title to be awarded a 10/10 by Official PlayStation Magazine UK, who called it: “…as cute as a puppy with an inside-out ear and so addictive that it’s likely to make you miss your stop on the bus and not really care.”
PSPMinis.com felt the same, awarding Hungry Giraffe a 9.5/10 in their glowing review: “... never in my gaming life have I seen a game elevate a genre like how Hungry Giraffe has done.”
The highly respected Pocketgamer.co.uk agreed, awarding the game an 8/10 in their review, saying: “Simple, short, but immediately engaging, Hungry Giraffe is a game that will devour your time as readily as its protagonist devours tacos.”
Laughing Jackal have announced several new features for the iPhone version of Hungry Giraffe, including:
Hungry Giraffe is now Free-to-play: Treat your favourite giraffe to a FREE all-you-can-eat buffet!
Online leaderboards: All new Openfeint score boards let you test your skills against other Hungry Giraffe players worldwide.
Achievements: Now you can track your achievements online via Openfeint.
Worldwide Calorie Counter: Hungry Giraffe now keeps track of all the calories eaten by every single player. After launch we’ll be setting milestones for players to speed up game updates, so get eating!
All-new Store menu: Eat calories in-game then spend them on upgrades and powerups in the Store.
Brand new Angel Feather powerup: Each download of Hungry Giraffe comes with 5 free Angel Feathers, saving you from certain death. Once you’re out you can buy more feathers in the Store.
Amazing upgrades: Use your calories in- Store to unlock later Stages, nerf the effects of poison, pills and weights, get more boost from low-calorie foods, store more Hard Hats, give Chillis a better kick and more!
Earn calories for FREE: Be nice to us by following us on social networks and earn FREE calories to give your giraffe a head start in his new life on iPhone.
In-App Purchases: Getting stuck? Why not give your giraffe a boost by purchasing one of our mega-value calorie packs?
New Help menu: Accessible everywhere in the game, you can see our gameplay tips and learn about the content of the game here.
More updates planned: We’ve got even more Store upgrades, skins and other fun stuff planned for future updates, but we need your support! Keep playing Hungry Giraffe after launch to get your updates for free!
Laughing Jackal have also provided some gameplay footage of the Minis version in action:
More on Hungry Giraffe:
A 20 foot tall, 1200kg giraffe needs a ton of food each day just to survive.
But, oh no! All the tastiest leaves have been eaten, while up in the sky endless streams of snacks, fruit and junk food hover just out of reach!
Can you propel our long-necked, half-starved critter on his twisty-turny upward journey?
Hungry Giraffe is the greatest giraffe-feeding game of all time! Dare you miss out?
Established in 2005, Laughing Jackal are the developer of PlayStation minis such as Du æl Invaders, Vibes, Ace Armstrong vs. the Alien Scumbags, Stellar Attack , Cubixx, Orbit, the Fighting Fantasy series of gamebooks and the zombie chain reaction puzzler OMG-Z. Their first PlayStation®3 game, the critically acclaimed Cubixx HD, is out now on the PSN. They are currently working on an unannounced PlayStation®3 game.