Roubaix , France – February 7th 2013 – Ankama announces Call of Cookie, a strategy game that comes from the successful comic book Freak’s Squeele, available for free in the AppStore and Google Play. Available on iPhone, iPad, and on most smartphones and Android tablets, the game is scheduled to be released during the first semester 2013.
Call of Cookie is the first mobile game for smartphones and tablets that offers an incredible and unique mix of war and baking. The concept is simple: use dozens of ingredients to bake an army of cookie-soldiers an d fight against other players during turn-based tactical battles, full of quirky humour. Players will have to choose their troops wisely among the fifteen units available and strategically place them before each battle to resist the enemy cookies as best as possible and get a chance to obtain victory!
This original idea from Florent Maudoux – author of the comic book Freak’s Squeele (more than 100 000 copies sold in France) – and Chanh Ly – independent producer – is inspired by The Gingerbread Men’s War episode in the second volume of the comic book. The quirky universe of the Freak’s Squeele superhero school presented in this game is like no other.
The development of this crazy idea was assigned to DeValley, a studio from Paris specialized in the development of mobile games. This is the first Ankama game developed externally (Ankama playing the role of the publisher) and will be available in both the AppStore and Google Play. The whole game was supervised by Florent Maudoux himself, in collaboration with Ankama.
“Xiong Mao, Shadow and Fortune let the secret recipe for cookie-soldiers slip out. Now, every single student of the F.A.S.H (Faculty of Academic Studies of Heroes) wants their own personal army. This fad is spreading to all the other hero universities, and soon we’ll see tournaments being organized around these cookie-soldiers, better known as “Freakies”. Grocery stores are running out of stock; flour, eggs, and even butter have disappeared from the shelves. Suppliers of household appliances are literally being invaded, and getting your hands on a simple toaster oven is mission impossible. Which of all these aspiring heroes will build the most powerful team?”
· Collect more than fifteen types of Freakies (cookie-soldiers) with unique design and characteristics, perfect for building an army.
· Over 30 ingredients for you to mix to discover recipes that can be uses to bake troops.
· A game that offers funny tactical turn-based battles.
· 4 different game modes:
1. A cooking mode to bake an army
2. A solo campaign composed of more than 40 missions spread over 5 chapters
3. An asynchronous multiplayer mode to challenge friends
4. A “hot set” mode to confront enemies directly face to face on the same game set
· The Freak’s Squeele universe for the first time in a video game
· Free updates after the release.
About Ankama Group
Ankama is an independent French group working within the entertainment industry, founding its development on a transmedia strategy by way of online games, publishing, animation, press, music, merchandise, toys, video games for next generation consoles and mobile phones. Ankama develops its universe, the Krosmoz (which includes DOFUS and WAKFU), through these media to create a complete, narrative, immersive experience. Ankama also supports artists creating their own universe through screenplays, television programmes, music albums, comic books and more. ( www.ankama-group.com)
DeValley is a video game development studio for smartphones, tablets, and portable game sets. Creativity, neat design and fun are DeValley’s key words, and its only mission is to bring people amusement, wherever they are. So hang up! Because fun is ringing! For more information, go visit www.devalley-entertainment.com.