10tons Ltd announces Heroes of Kalevala for iPhone and iPod touch

Tampere, Finland– July 1st, 2010– 10tons Ltd announced today a brand new game called Heroes of Kalevala. Heroes of Kalevala is a village-building match-3 game. The game world is inspired by Finnish national epic Kalevala. The game will feature state of the art match-3 mechanics, an extensive village building meta game, and several hero characters from Kalevala for the player to meet.

"We've always loved match-3 games that are original and provide polished playability. We created a tiny match-3 game called Ice Breaker way back in 2004 and now we wanted to revisit this classic genre.", said Sampo Töyssy of 10tons. "Our goal was to create a modern match-3 game with all the best parts from existing games seasoned with some new twists. We also have an original meta game that interacts heavily with the match-3 game. Since the whole team is from Finland, it's been fun and interesting to create a game that draws inspiration from Kalevala."

Heroes of Kalevala will be available for iPhone and iPod touch around August 2010. More platforms will be announced later. Heroes of Kalevala is developed with the support of the MEDIA programme of the European Union.

Watch the Heroes of Kalevala iPhone teaser here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62RDWEtP2Y8

Find out more about Kalevala here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalevala

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About 10tons Ltd:

10tons Ltd is a Finnish game developer and publisher founded in 2003. Their debut title, Crimsonland, has become a cult-classic among fans of top down shooter games. 10tons has also released several games for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Their latest creations include iPad games Sparkle HD, Azkend HD, and Abundante! for iPhone. 10tons has created eight casual games under the MythPeople brand. These include popular titles such as Azkend, Miriel's Enchanted Mystery, and Dragon Portals. To find out more, please visit http://www.10tons.com.

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