Create a splash with Puddle

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has announced it is to publish a new PlayStation®Network and Xbox®LIVE Arcade title called Puddle in November.

Puddle is a physics-based mixture of puzzle and platform elements, with the player steering a puddle of liquid to an exit point by manipulating the game environment. The user tips the levels to move the liquid, and must gauge the friction, momentum and properties of the different liquids in order to bypass hazards such as electrical sparks, fire, rifts, and obstacles. The realistic physics make controlling the liquid a tricky affair, with tilting too quickly causing droplets to split from the main mass, while the liquid will not clear jumps if it is not moving fast enough. Similarly, hot areas can evaporate the liquid.

Puddle started life as a six-stage student project created by French developer NEKO Entertainment, and won the 2010 GDC Independent Games Festival Division award. The full game offers a huge challenge, with intricate levels design, stunning physics and a wide variety of obstacles set to test the player. Players must use logic and planning to master its ever more complex stages, creating one of the most addictive and enthralling puzzle games of recent years.

Puddle will be released via PlayStation®Network and Xbox®LIVE Arcade in November. For more information, please contact Steve Merrett at Voltage PR on 020 7502 4462, or email steve@voltagepr.com .

                                                     

About Konami Group

KONAMI CORPORATION was established in 1973, and became a holding company of the Konami Group on March 31, 2006. KONAMI CORPORATION covers the fields of "Digital Entertainment Business," "Gaming & Systems Business," "Pachinko & Pachinko Slot Machines Business" and "Health & Fitness Business". KONAMI CORPORATION went public on Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1988, the London Stock Exchange in 1999, and the New York Stock Exchange in 2002. Home Page URL: www.konami.co.jp . Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary, responsible for popular franchises like Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill and Pro Evolution Soccer amongst other top sellers. Konami Group is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 25 billion cards worldwide. For more information concerning Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH and its products, please visit www.konami-europe.com .

About Neko Entertainment

Since 1999, the creation of the little cat, Neko Entertainment has been developing video games exclusively for consoles and PC. Neko's productions are base around an evolutionary development platform for consoles called the Neko Game Development Kit (NGDK). This in-house technology allows our team to develop simultaneously games across multiple platforms.Neko Entertainment is officially license to develop on Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft, consoles. Neko's main activity is to develop licensed titles for leading worldwide publishers.Over the years and after many released titles, Neko has become accustomed to follow the strict requirements and guidelines of its licensors, while aiming to create exciting game content.2003, Neko Entertainment creates and develops the concept of the “Cocoto Collection”, a coherent series of cute games designed for the PlayStation 2, PC, Nintendo Game Cube/Game Boy Advance/DS and Wii (also available on WiiWare, Iphone/iPad, Mobile devices and MAC). Thanks to this attractive IP and others, Neko Entertainment has built strong partnerships with several distributors and publishers.Neko Entertainment invests continuously to exploit the full potential of the new generation of consoles by creating innovative game plays and technologies. And, keep his high passion for proposing quality and fresh titles like Maestro, Dodogo, Faceez and Puddle.

   


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