28 JANUARY 2010 LEAMINGTON SPA, UK Blitz 1UP, the Indie game initiative from Blitz Games Studios, have today announced the signing of Purify Puzzle , an arcade puzzle game developed by Paper Child Studios. With original gameplay and a unique look and story, Purify Puzzle is set for worldwide release in February this year.
Your job is to help Ashley, a good witch living in the human world, whose precious spell book has been stolen by evil spirits. As you move through the haunting landscape you’ll be helped by Maximilian the vampire, the rebellious son of the king of the netherworld. To get through the puzzles and purify the land you have to overcome powerful spirits, such as the Pumpkin King and Skull Knight. An original score and beautiful, hand-drawn animations draw you through Ashley's spellbinding world, while high-definition story cinematics tell the story of her battles, victories, and losses.
Featuring classic arcade gameplay and head-to-head multiplayer, Purify Puzzle has something that will appeal to everyone:
- <*>Three single player modes: Time Attack, Survival, and Arcade*> <*>Over 30 levels of single player arcade action*> <*>Head-to-head local and online multiplayer, with leaderboards to track scores from around the world*> <*>Rich, hand-drawn, anime-influenced art style tells an engaging story*> <*>Fun, quirky and original sound score.*>
"Paper Child Studios have created a really fantastic game in Purify Puzzle, it's choc-full of old-school arcade puzzle goodness that harks back to classics like Puzzle Bobble and Super Puzzle Fighter,” says Blitz 1UP Producer Neil Holmes.“We're really excited to add Purify Puzzle to the growing list of great games that Blitz 1UP has supported. We love it and we think you will too!"
Adds Michael Lubker, Paper Child Studios’ Producer:“We are very excited to have Blitz's support and expertise in bringing Purify Puzzle to market. We hope that it will bring success to our game projects current and future!”
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About Blitz 1UP:
The Blitz 1UP initiative was launched in 2008 as an outlet for small, independent teams to bring their titles - finished and unfinished - to market on XBLA, PSN, PC, WiiWare, iPhone Flash and Mac. The scheme offers tailor-made packages to indie developers including PR, QA and access to its established distribution channels. The initiative provides a wide range of services, from design and production advice through to assistance with finding distribution and publishing partners. www.Blitz1UP.com
About Blitz Games Studios:
Blitz Games Studios is based in Leamington Spa and was founded by industry veterans Philip and Andrew Oliver. It now has more than 220 staff and its six divisions encompass mature titles (Volatile Games), Serious Games (TruSim), family titles (Blitz Games), licensable middleware (BlitzTech), downloadable games (Blitz Arcade) and its education division (Blitz Academy). www.BlitzGamesStudios.com
About Paper Child Studios:
Paper Child Studios is based in Orlando, FL and is a new studio with a distributed team spanning ex-Activision and Acclaim folks to students and people new to the industry. Paper Child aims to bring the passion of game development into highly polished, professional games and applications. Purify Puzzle is their first release. www.paperchild.com