Brighton, UK, 6th September 2010– At 5pm GMT today, Zoë Mode Entertainment release their anticipated PC version of Chime, available exclusively through Steam ® .
Chime PC contains all the levels that featured in the Xbox LIVE ® Arcade version as well as an additional level using Jonathan Coulton’s cult song“Still Alive”, as featured in the hit game Portal.
The game has been refined with new controls, gameplay improvements and Steamworks integration with achievements. Chime for PC provides a great challenge for experienced players, as well introducing new fans to the addictive block puzzle gameplay.
5% of all royalties from Chime for PC will be donated to OneBigGame. 100% of the proceeds from the Xbox LIVE ® Arcade version of Chime for Xbox 360 ® have already benefited OneBigGame since the game’s release.
Chime is available on Steam ® priced $4.99 (check Steam ® for alternative currency prices)
For more information, please visit http://store.steampowered.com/app/62100
(Chime is still available on Xbox LIVE ® Arcade at the price of 400 MS Points. For more information, please visit http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/games/c/chimexbla )
For more information about Chime, please visit www.chimegame.com
Chime is an addictive block puzzle experience with a clever musical twist. Players must place pentomino-shaped blocks together to form quads and by doing so, cover an underlying grid. As players work towards solving the puzzle against the clock, their actions reform and remix the music tracks. Every piece placed plays a note, every quad created triggers a musical phrase and as the coverage grows so does the backing track. The original Chime on Xbox 360 ® contained music from acclaimed artists; Moby, Paul Hartnoll (Orbital), Philip Glass, Fred Deakin (Lemon Jelly) and Marcus Schulz, all of whom donated their work to the charity initiative.
About Zoë Mode
Zoë Mode make games that are accessible; simple, social games that are effortlessly fun but don’t take themselves too seriously. Based in Brighton and San Francisco, Zoë Mode’s diverse work force is unified by its attitude to gaming. Zoë Mode believes that games are powerful ways of bringing people together; that there is more to life than gaming, but that gaming can make life better; and strongly believes that there is a game for everyone. Zoë Mode is part of Kuju Entertainment Limited.
All of Zoë Mode’s services are provided at no cost to OneBigGame, and a percentage of Zoë Mode’s royalties (5% of the purchase price of the PC version) are donated to OneBigGame. To learn more about Zoë Mode, please visit www.zoemode.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
/ T: +44(0)1273 573600.
OneBigGame aims to raise funds to help solve problems afflicting children around the world. The nature of these problems can be diverse, but the kind of projects OneBigGame supports will always revolve around a structural improvement in children’s lives, expanding their opportunities in life.
OneBigGame raises funds by publishing games kindly donated pro bono by established names in game development, in conjunction with support from the development community as a whole. The games will be published on the dedicated games portal OneBigGame.org, as well as through a variety of PC and console download channels.
OneBigGame always aims to donate a minimum of 80 percent of all donations to its charity partners Save the Children and Starlight Children’s Foundation. To learn more about OneBigGame, please visit www.onebiggame.org
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