January 9, 2008
For Immediate Release
DALLAS (January 9, 2008) - MumboJumbo, a leading developer and publisher of casual games, has entered into a publishing agreement with phenomedia publishing gmbh to bring their latest Moorhuhn titles to Nintendo DS™ system in the North American market.
The three-title deal includes Star Karts, Atlantis Quest and The Pharaoh's Treasure, all of which will launch in 2009 for the popular handheld gaming console at retail prices of $19.99 each.
"We're very excited to bring these three Crazy Chicken games to the North American audience," said Mark Cottam, CEO of MumboJumbo. "The strong character, variety of game play and overall production values of these titles make them a perfect fit for MumboJumbo."
Developed by phenomedia, Star Karts follows the zany Crazy Chicken through an intergalactic racing competition, while Atlantis Quest is a side-scrolling action (or platformer) game that takes Crazy Chicken through 30 levels of challenges both above and below the sea. In The Pharaoh's Challenge, players can try their hand at puzzle-solving in the Egyptian-themed adventure.
"We would like to tie Moorhuhn's latest three adventures on Nintendo DS to international success of Moorhuhn DS. Each of these games represents a different genre - racing game, Jump&Run and puzzle - and thus not only emphasizes the platform's diversity, but also that of the strong character Moorhuhn itself," said Helge Borgarts, phenomedia publishing gmbh's CEO.
Crazy Chicken originally launched in Germany as Moorhuhn X and quickly developed a league of fans who found the zany and precocious chickens entertaining and comical. Bringing the mischief and mayhem to Nintendo DS will serve to broaden the game's already impressive audience.
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, MumboJumbo™ is the leading publisher and developer of premium casual games for the PC, handheld devices and game consoles. The Company operates studios in Dallas and Vladivostok, Russia, and is responsible for producing multiple hit games including LUXOR, 7 Wonders and Samantha Swift. With relationships with more than 30 casual game developers, MumboJumbo brings the highest quality content to major game portals, mass merchants, specialty outlets and leading retailers throughout the global market. For more information, please visit www.mumbojumbo.com.
phenomedia publishing gmbh is one of Europe's leading casual game developers and publishers. Up until today phenomedia has sold about 22 million copies of casual games cross-platform. With the tremendous success of the "Moorhuhn" series of games phenomedia is widely regarded as the inventor of casual gaming in Europe. Introducing the premium brand "Einfach Spielen" (Just Playing) phenomedia established casual games as an important part of the game market. The label is supported by a portal of the same name - www.einfach-spielen.de.
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