ALEXANDRIA, Va. August 13, 2010 -- Alawar Entertainment, one of the world's leading publishers of casual games, drew blood yesterday with the release of Vampire Saga: Pandora's Box for the iPhone and iPad. The company hopes to repeat the success of Hotel Mogul, the No. 2 selling application on the iPad, with this captivating mystery thriller for Apple's mobile digital devices.
Following the tradition of the best Hammer horror movies and classic novels by H.P. Lovecraft, Vampire Saga casts the player in the role of Matthew Ward, a young man who steals aboard a cargo ship to escape the violence of the Spanish-American War. After passing out for no apparent reason, he wakes up to find himself alone with several sinister-looking coffins. Where did the crew go? Why is Matthew having strange visions? And why does he feel like he's being watched?
To answer these and other questions, the player must explore several creepy Victorian-era locations, search for over 300 hidden objects, and follow a story full of nerve-pricking encounters. Along the way, atmospheric music and sound effects immerse players in the events unfolding on their iPhone or iPad.
"With a spine-chilling crime at the center of its spellbinding story, this game is not intended for the faint of heart!" says Kirill Plonikov, Alawar's Vice President of Publishing. "But if you like eerie adventures full of twists and turns and startling secrets, Vampire Saga: Pandora's Box will be right up your alley!"
iPhone and iPod Touch users can purchase the full version of Vampire Saga for $2.99. Vampire Saga for the iPad costs $6.99. Owners of either device can download a free lite version from the iTunes App Store.
Vampire Saga iPhone/iPod touch product page: http://itunes.apple.com/app/id376621513
Vampire Saga iPad product page: http://itunes.apple.com/app/id384039204
About Alawar Entertainment
Founded in 1999, Alawar Entertainment specializes in the development, publication and distribution of casual games. The company has published more than 200 casual PC titles, including some of the industry's leading downloadable releases, such as the Farm Frenzy ® , Hyperballoid ® , Magic Encyclopedia ® , Craze ® and Treasures of Montezuma ® games. In addition to the PC, Alawar's titles are available on the iPhone, Sony PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS, Mac and J2ME platform. Soon, the company will enter the social games and MMO markets and expand onto other leading-edge platforms.
Today, consumers in more than 60 countries can purchase Alawar's games through leading online portals, distribution networks and retail outlets. Moreover, the company is the leading distributor of casual games in Eastern Europe, where more than 2,000 Web sites and major portals use Alawar's turnkey affiliate program to acquire a game catalog and earn additional revenue.
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