Puzzle Craft and Critter Escape Debut Tomorrow on the App Store

Chillingo is proud to announce that its clever and unique kingdom-building title, Puzzle Craft and stealth-based, maze adventure, Critter Escape, will launch tomorrow on the Apple App Store . Plus, the popular platformer, Little Acorns, makes its debut on Xbox LIVE® on Windows® Phone today.

Puzzle Craft

The satisfying strategy of a kingdom-builder augmented by the fast-paced thinking of match-three -- that's the winning formula powering Puzzle Craft. Turn a simple village into a bustling city through farming and mining, hiring workers, crafting tools, and more. Match-three sequences keep players engaged, as they determine the direct fate of their civilization by linking tiles to perform tasks and erect special buildings. With so much to do, see, build, and match, Puzzle Craft is a value for gamers looking for a long-term play as well as a great quick fix for puzzle players.

Game Features:

  • Part town building sim, part match-three puzzler, Puzzle Craft blends two gameplay modes together for the first time ever.
  • Incredibly deep gameplay, there's always something to do!
  • Craft tools to aid with farming and mining.
  • Hire villagers to help out around the settlement.
  • Create special buildings to increase productivity!
  • Universal build: plays great on iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Developer: Ars Thanea

Available: Thursday, August 16

Price: $.99

Trailer:   http://youtu.be/Qj9DzCwogt0

Screens: http://yousend.it/N1ZoRv

Critter Escape  

After having enough of tests and experiments, one hapless critter finally busted out of his cage. But can he escape from the maximum-security science facility without being caught? This stealth-action game tests nerves and skill, as you draw paths to secretly weave around guards and other nasties. Use mutation power-ups to get the drop on your captors, solve clever puzzles, and find the exit in over 120 stages. Critter Escape is loaded with personality, thanks to an expressive animated hero that you simply cannot help but assist in his harrowing dash for freedom.  

Game Features

  • Stealth gameplay and puzzling levels test both your brain and reaction speed.
  • Cute hero with hilarious animations.
  • Crazy, mutating power-ups change the way you play the game.
  • Over 120 unique levels to escape from.
  • Universal build: play on iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Developer: Kiz Studios

Available: Thursday, August 16

Price: $.99

Trailer:  http://youtu.be/A_-ltyFyqmg

Screens:  http://yousend.it/ReSQX4

Little Acorns

*NOW AVAILABLE on Windows Phone®

Guide Mr. Nibbles, the acorn-hoarding squirrel, through a variety of levels in this charming platforming adventure. Featuring super simple controls, a variety of game mechanics with a cute and lovable look, Little Acorns is guarenteed to delight fans. The game also brings a brand new ‘year’ of levels exclusively for Xbox LIVE® on Windows® Phone!

Developer: Team Pesky

Available: TODAY, August 15 at:


Price: $2.99


Screens: http://yousend.it/Nk5ga4

For more information please visit  http://www.chillingo.com.

Media Contact - U.S.

Carmen Pearson


Media Contact - Europe

Dan Tausney


About Chillingo

Chillingo, a subsidiary of Electronic Arts, is a leading games publisher on iOS with numerous award-winning hits around the world including Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, Contre Jour, and Anomaly Warzone Earth. The company also publishes games for Android, Windows Phone 7, Steam, and other digital platforms. For more information about Chillingo please visit  http://www.chillingo.com .

About Ars Thanea

Ars Thanea is based in Warsaw, Poland where we do work and create. However, for us it is much more than just ‘work.’ It is something we all believe in. It is our heritage. It is a chance to make the world a better place… or at least a better billboard around the corner. Our talented team of directors, creative, designers, accountants, illustrators, programmers and developers is constantly evolving both as people and specialists. This is the Art of Imagination. This is Ars Thanea.

About Kiz Studios

Critter Escape is developed by KizStudios, an independent gaming and entertainment studio. All of our games take place in the universe of Planet Muck, a faraway world filled with fun-loving kids, maniacal villains and messy muck monsters. To learn more about the characters and stories, and to check out our other games, head to planetmuck.com. For more information about our company, visit  kizstudios.com.

About Team Pesky 

Little Acorns was created by Andy Gibson and developed by indie moon-lighters Team Pesky (Andy Gibson, Dave Reed, Rich McClaughry and Adam Smith). We're beavering away on several new projects right now but if you have questions or comments email andy@teampesky.com.

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