August 5 th, 2011 – Arkedo and Sanuk Games are proud to announce that the critically acclaimed ARKEDO SERIES is set to bless the PlayStation® 3 soon. Douse your console in a colorful world with this collection of 3 tightly crafted arcade games, and get ready for some serious old-school action!
First comes “01 – JUMP!” – A platformer where your 8-bit hero must collect bombs before they blow up, while avoiding nasty little bats, 2-way powered crabs, sharp stalactites, spikes from hell, and a bunch of other oddities. The game is so truthful to the old-school experience that it has no ‘continue’: once you’ve lost all your lives, you have to start it all over again – but in a good mood!
Then comes “02 – SWAP!” – A Match-4 game where you must clear blocks before they reach the top of the screen. Combos, bonus blocks, power blocks and time freezers will help you escape critical situations and dominate the five worlds contained in the game. And once you think you’re done, you’ll find out that there are still a number of things waiting for you in Challenge mode.
Last but not least comes “03 – PIXEL!” – The platformer that will have you finally understand why you bought such an expensive HDTV: the halo surrounding big fat pixels had never looked so good! You direct Pix the Cat (a character that also appears in the recently released PIX’N LOVE RUSH) through his nocturnal adventure in a pixilated world.
Initially published on XBox Live Indy Games as a “one game per month” experiment, the ARKEDO SERIES got scores of enthusiastic reviews. Jamie Davies from console-arcade.com called “01 – JUMP!” a “colorful and highly entertaining platformer that’s crammed with charm”, while Brandon Daiker of n-sider.com felt like he would best describe it as a “fistful of Altoids stuffed straight up your ass”. The two other games received similar praise, although not with the same eloquence.
The 3 games will be available on the PlayStation® Store soon. All of them will support trophies. Each game will sell for only €1.99, $2.49 or £1.74. The release dates in Europe and America will be announced shortly.
About Arkedo – www.arkedo.com
“01 – JUMP!” and “02 – SWAP!” have been created by Arkedo, a Paris-based studio comprised of eight game developers, and focused on making arcade games with a twist. Founded in early 2006, the studio’s award-winning DS titles ( Nervous Brickdown, Big Bang Mini) were well received by the public and the press. Arkedo’s secret plan to rule the world is a weird combination of trying to make cool games, cooking great food, and being generally nice to everyone – except SouthPeak. It is with genuine astonishment we can announce that this silly plan is currently working.
Learn more by visiting www.arkedo.com. New website soon, stay tuned! Honest!
Press contact: Camille Guermonprez – firstname.lastname@example.org
About Pastagames – www.pastagames.net
“03 – PIXEL!” has been created by Pastagames, a French development studio based in Paris. “Pastagames is the leading worldwide developer from the South of the Loire in France, producing quality traditional videogames for the happy hour, all made from natural, untreated products” declares Fabien Delpiano, director of the company.
Press contact: Fabien Delpiano – email@example.com
About Sanuk Games – www.sanukgames.com
Games from ARKEDO SERIES are ported and published on PlayStation® 3 by Sanuk Games, a prolific casual game studio. From its Bangkok-based sweatshop, Sanuk Games churned out over 50 games in the past couple of years. Among Sanuk Games’ recent releases on PlayStation® consoles are Spot The Differences, Hysteria Project, Actual Crimes: Jack The Ripper, Twin Blades, Pix’n Love Rush, 3D Twist & Match, Drums Challenge and Hysteria Project 2.
Oh, and we were kidding about the sweatshop – we do have air conditioning. And a Grade A office, and beer on Friday evening. And we’re hiring. Check out our job offers on our website.
Press contact: Yan Marchal – firstname.lastname@example.org