LYON, FRANCE–May 6th, 2010– Little Worlds Studio, a family-oriented game developer of video games, today announced that it is bringing its critically-acclaimed Animal Color Cross to the Nintendo DSiWare™. Animal Color Cross will be available this spring for download across Europe on Nintendo DSi System for 500 Nintendo DSi Points™.
Gear up your brain, train your fingers, and practice your logic before this colorful gridbased puzzle becomes available!
To mark this official announcement, Little Worlds Studio released today the first Animal Color Cross trailer.
To see the game in action, check out the video posted at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYO-fdsIZvg
Animal Color Cross offers accessible and addictive entertainment for gamers, nongamers, and sharp-witted puzzle solvers alike! The goal of the game is to reconstruct a mysterious animal image that lies beneath the grid. Players simply need to fill in each square of the grid with one of the appropriate colors available. To solve the puzzle, gamers can simply deduce the right color by using the numbers written around the grid.
Don’t worry, a short tutorial shows you the basic rules within a minute!
Get hooked on colorful puzzles!
Puzzle solving addicts, Sudoku and Picross fans, or any kind of fast-witted minds can get their brain fix with Animal Color Cross on Nintendo DSiWare™. Gamers can play 72 individual grids in up to 50 hours of gameplay. Players can select among 8 Levels presented as Geographical Zones including Europe, Oceania, North Pole, Pacific, North America, South America, etc, to discover local fauna.
Each Geographical Zone features an increasing level of difficulty. If your brain needs a highly challenging fix, try a grid up to 20 by 25 squares to fill with up to 8 different colors. Time and accuracy count! Guess wrong and you earn a penalty. Victory is measured by time minus penalties– compete against yourself for better scores! Kids can also complete the difficult puzzles as there are no Game Over constraints but only time penalties.
Easy to understand, Easy to play
Animal Color Cross allows players looking for a quick distraction to complete an individual grid whenever they have a few spare minutes. The bus has arrived or your meeting is about to start? Don’t worry, Animal Color Cross features a saving system to record your progression on the fly. Not sure about the area you are dealing with and the number of squares already marked? The game’s“aid system” helps you along the way.
Work with grid numbers and layers of colors and if you do well each individual grid reveals an animal illustration in pixel art and you unlock a portion of a larger, secret, and beautiful image.
Animal Color Cross is rated“E” for Everyone by the Entertainment Software Review Board.
Animal Color Cross is rated +3 by the PEGI and +4 by the USK
The game will be available in English, French, Spanish, German, and Italian at launch.
For more information, visit www.little-worlds.com
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About Little Worlds Studio:
Little Worlds Studio is a French independent videogame developer founded in 2004. Its mission is to create games for the mass market. The studio has developed over 90 games on PC, Facebook, Nintendo DS, Web, DVD, and iPhone. It is also an official developer for Wii, Xbox 360, PS3 and PSP, and is proud of its games based on worldwide bestseller licenses like Tomb Raider, Tiger Woods, Dora The Explorer, Scooby-Doo, Astérix, For Dummies, etc., distributed by Atari, Ubisoft, Orange, or Warner.
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™, Nintendo DS™ and Nintendo DSi™ systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.2 billion video games and more than 535 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.