Stockholm, Sweden – Leading developers and independent publishers, Polarbit and First Star Software, Inc., announced today their cooperation distributing Boulder Dash®-The Collection™ on the Android Market and numerous Android channels throughout the world.
Says Mitri Wiberg, CEO at Polarbit: “First published by First Star Software in 1984, Boulder Dash® is a landmark in computer gaming, and the definition of a true classic. We're thrilled to be a part of bringing the game to as wide an audience as possible, and in introducing it to a whole new generation of gamers.”
Developed by InstantCom, Ltd. for Android, Boulder Dash®-The Collection™ is a fast-paced action/puzzle game challenging the player to make their way through a series of caves, filled to the brim with boulders just waiting to fall, sneaky enemies, deadly traps and helpful tools. Players will need all their cunning and dexterity to collect enough diamonds to open exits and find their way out of the caves.
Richard M. Spitalny, First Star Software’s president added: “We’re thrilled to work with Polarbit and leverage their success on the Android Market and with their numerous channel partners throughout the world. With only a few exceptions, Polarbit will be our exclusive distributor throughout the world.”
The multi-million unit selling, much loved original game from 1984, with original graphics, sfx and music is just one of the five games from the Boulder Dash® series that comprise Boulder Dash®-The Collection™. Three of the cave packs/games are from the 1980’s, two more recent games include new features such as the ability to access inventory to rotate caves 90 degrees, kick objects or use bombs.
With over 250 cave permutations available players can buy Boulder Dash®-The Collection™, Complete Set as a single download containing all five cave packs for USD $3.99; or, they can select Boulder Dash®-The Collection™ Pick Your Pack for USD $0.99 with each additional cave pack then sold for USD $0.99 as an in-app purchase.
Languages supported are English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and Korean.
Optimized for Xperia Play, players can elect to play in Zen mode, without a game clock; select from 3 sets of user-Configured Controls; play in Portrait or Landscape; use ‘Pause & Explore’ and/or the variable zoom to plan their next move. On the Android Market, Boulder Dash®-The Collection™ features OpenFeint, allowing players to earn achievements and share their top scores with friends.
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About Polarbit AB
Polarbit AB, founded in 2005, is an independent publisher and game and middleware developer focusing on high-end mobile and handheld devices. Their experience, dedication and uncompromising attitude towards quality ensure customers and users that Polarbit technology is always synonymous with world-class entertainment technology.
About First Star Software, Inc
Founded in 1982, First Star Software, Inc. develops, licenses and publishes games across all platforms including cell-phones, SmartPhones, Tablets, hand-held devices, home computers and next generation consoles. Creators of numerous best selling and award winning computer titles including Boulder Dash® and the SPY vs. SPY® series of games, millions of units of each series have been sold throughout the world. A privately held corporation, it is one of a very few surviving publishers from the early 1980’s that are run by the original founders. For more information please visit http :// www . firststarsoftware . com
About InstantCom, Ltd.: InstantCom is a mobile software and service development company founded in 2002. With a pragmatic development approach, InstantCom's products and services cover a broad spectrum. They have developed software for use by individuals while also satisfying the requirements of demanding programs for use by telecom operators. For more information please visit http :// www . instantcom . net
Boulder Dash®-The Collection™ is published by First Star Software, Inc. BOULDER DASH®, FIRST STAR SOFTWARE, INC. and its logo are registered trademarks of First Star Software, Inc. The names and likenesses of Rockford™, Crystal™ and Gem™ are trademarks of First Star Software, Inc. Boulder Dash®-The Collection™ was developed by InstantCom, Ltd. with First Star Software, Inc. BOULDER DASH® was created by Peter Liepa with Chris Gray. Audiovisual material owned and Copyrighted © 1984, 2012 FIRST STAR SOFTWARE, INC. All rights reserved. Google, Android and Android Market are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Google, Inc.