Chillingo and Aardman Digital Release New Shaun the Sheep Game on the App Store

 

Chillingo, leading independent games publisher, and Aardman Digital, the online division of Aardman Animations, today launched a brand new iOS game, ‘Shaun the Sheep - Fleece Lightning’ on the iTunesApp Store, developed by indie development studio Green Ant Games.

“We are proud of our continued partnership with Aardman Digital to bring Shaun the Sheep – Fleece Lightning to the App Store,” states Chris Byatte, Co-General Manager and Co-Founder of Chillingo. “The game is phenomenal with its fun, addictive and intuitive controls that races players through mayhem and adventure; Shaun the Sheep fans will definitely not be disappointed,” adds Joe Wee, Co-General Manager and Co-Founder of Chillingo.

Shaun the Sheep - Fleece Lightning is a fast and furious racing game featuring the much-loved Aardman character Shaun the Sheep.  Players race Shaun against the clock through themed tracks, littered with obstacles to beat the naughty pigs to the finish line. The game features speed boosters and picnic blanket power-jumps, allowing Shaun to run like lightning through the course, dodging trees, traffic cones and piles of sheep poo!  The control options can be adapted to the player’s own preference, using touch, on-screen controls or tilt to navigate Shaun through the race. Players are also able to design and create their own tracks using a fully-featured yet simple level editor.

Dan Efergan, Creative Director at Aardman Digital says “How can you not love a frantic dash through the English countryside... albeit with messy mud, out of control tractors, and pigs fighting you for the farmyard's short supply of apples.  Here at Aardman there's been a nice mix of happy giggling and frustrated shouting when playing, so we're excited to see this game finally released into the world.  We're particularly chuffed with the level editor, and can't wait to see what fiendish tracks our fans are going to invent.”

Shaun the Sheep - Fleece Lightning  is available now for just $.99 on the App Store

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For further information, interviews and images please contact:

Carmen Pearson (US)

Chillingo

Carmen@chillingo.com

Dan Tausney (Europe)

Chillingo

Daniel@chillingo.com

Anna Harding

Aardman Animations

+44 117 307 1318 | +44 7590 712605 | anna.harding@aardman.com

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About Chillingo

Chillingo is a subsidiary of Electronic Arts and publishes innovative games and software for various platforms. Other hit iPhone®, iPod touch® and iPad™ titles include Cut the Rope™, Angry Birds™, Feed Me Oil, Helsing’s Fire, Predators™, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs™, Minigore, iDracula, and Modern Conflict. For more information about Chillingo please visit http://www.chillingo.com

About Aardman Animations

Aardman, based in Bristol (UK) co-founded and run by Peter Lord and David Sproxton, is a world leader in animation. It produces feature films, television series and television commercials for both the domestic and international market. Their multi-award winning productions are novel, entertaining, brilliantly characterised and full of charm that reflects the unique talent, energy and personal commitment of the very special people who make up the Aardman team. The studio’s work is often imitated and yet the company continues to lead the field producing a rare brand of visually stunning and amusing independent and commercials productions www.aardman.com

About Aardman Digital 

Aardman Digital teleports Aardman’s entertainment expertise into the virtual world, by working with external clients & partners to bring Aardman entertainment values to their brands and propositions. They also service the digital needs of Aardman characters, like Wallace & Gromit, Morph and Shaun the Sheep.  Aardman Digital’s knowledge in engaging and creating interactive content for different age groups, adult, children and pre-schoolers, as well as family audiences, enables them to understand the differences in speaking and especially listening to these groups online. www.aardman.com/aardmandigital

About Green Ant Games

Green Ant Games is an indie development studio based in the UK.   


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