Munich, September 16, 2011 – The puzzle game ‘Astroslugs’ from Munich developers Bit Barons, which was awarded the Gamesload European Newcomer Award, is now available on iPhone. Anyone who enjoys strategic brain-teasers should now seize the chance: the game will be launched in the App Store for a short period priced just 0.79 Euros, with 65 challenging levels packed with puzzle fun and regular updates. Players who prefer playing their games on the iPad will also strike lucky in the App Store where they can find a new iPad version of Astroslugs with 40% more content at an introductory price of 1.59 Euros.
Astroslugs right now is Apple’s iPad Game of the Week in 20+ countries and featured in the iPhone App Store.
Astroslugs is a challenging puzzle board game in comic strip style. The player’s task is to gather enough energy for his spacecraft to capture space as one of the highly intelligent ‘Astroslugs’. When the player solves a puzzle, he activates “slugballs”, which then release their energy. As the player progresses in the game, not only does the mission difficulty level increase, but also the amount of energy that is released.
To solve a puzzle, the player must draw the ancient hieroglyphs of the Astrolugs’ ancestors in a limited game area. The placing of the shapes happens intuitively: the player draws the hieroglyphs using his finger at the place where they should appear. The challenge here is that the game area changes with each puzzle and the player must always finish it! The appeal of the game is that anyone can play Astroslugs at his own pace and with no time pressure. There are various solutions for each puzzle, and if the player gets stuck he will find some helpful suggestions for solving the puzzles incorporated in the game.
Alexander Zacherl, Managing Director of Bit Barons, says: “What sets Astroslugs apart is its progressive motivation and learning curve. As the puzzles become increasingly more difficult, the greater the incentive to solve them!
The Touch Screens on the iPhone and iPad make them perfect gaming devices for Astroslugs. The intuitive controls also allow players to quickly familiarize themselves with the game, which makes it an ideal game for casual gamers.”
For more information about Astroslugs and the downloadable PC version, please visit: http://www.astroslugs.de.
About Bit Barons
Bit Barons are an independent digital games development studio. The company, with its head office in Munich, was founded jointly by Sergej Klementinovski, Alexander Widl and Alexander Zacherl. The team is currently working on its first title, Astroslugs, which will be available as a PC and a Mac version and also on iPad and iPhone. You can find more information on the Internet at: http://www.bitbarons.com
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About the European Games Group
The European Games Group promotes and distributes online and mobile games nationally and internationally for independent games developers as their business partner. Headed up by online and marketing experts Johannes Sevket Gözalan and Justin Stolzenberg, since it was founded in November 2010, the European Games Group has also enabled independent developers worldwide to operate and maximize the commercial potential of their games without having to compromise their creative freedom in the product development. There are currently nine games in this Munich company’s portfolio, among which the German armed forces game ‘Schulterglatze’ ( www.schulterglatze.de), which was awarded the “Browser Game of the Year 2011” in the “Best Roleplay Game” category. Gözalan and Stolzenberg were the driving force behind the development of Shakes & Fidget in 2009 ( www.sfgame.de), an international blockbuster with over 12 million players worldwide. After its release, the online game was awarded the 2009 German Game Developer Award in the category ‘Best German Casual Game’, besides other accolades. You can find more information on the European Games Group on the Internet at: www.gamesgroup.eu.
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