San Francisco, CA., - April 19, 2010 - Discovery Channel and Hands-On Mobile today announced the Deadliest Catch App is available on the App Store for $3.99. The app, based on Discovery Channel's Emmy-winning show, Deadliest Catch, challenges iPhone and iPod touch users to survive harsh weather and freezing temperatures as they try to fill the crab tanks by the end of the season.
"If you're a fan of the Deadliest Catch or just enjoy a great challenge, this game will have you on your toes and determined to beat the storm and catch some crab, just like the daring captains and crew on the series," said Lynn Monica, vice president and general manager of mobile games for Hands-On Mobile.
In the game, players take on the role of a captain and pick their vessel, crew and gear. They then set sail on a dangerous and exciting journey across the Bering Sea. It's a race against time to fill their crab quotas and return their crew home safely to Dutch Harbor. The players' survival skills are tested with treacherous weather conditions and unexpected challenges.
Key game features include:
- <*>A suite of mini games with the option to play each as a stand-alone casual game.*> <*>As the game progresses, players win money and get points. Players can save up and cash in to unlock bigger more expensive boats and more experienced crew.*> <*>Accurate and familiar icons from the show that will appeal to fans of the series.*> <*>Slick visual and audio presentation.*>
The Deadliest Catch App is available for $3.99 from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore.
About Hands-On Mobile
Hands-On Mobile, Inc. is a premier mobile technology company as well as an award-winning developer and publisher of mobile entertainment. Its portfolio consists of the critically acclaimed Guitar Hero Mobile and WPT Texas Hold 'Em games and the universally popular Astrology Zone Premier and NFL Mobile Live applications. Hands-On offers global distribution of the world's best entertainment brands and content from partners including Activision, Billboard, CBS, NBA, NBC Universal, and World Poker Tour. Utilizing its proprietary mobile development platform, Hands-On is a leader in providing complete mobile application solutions to companies worldwide. Established in 2001, Hands-On Mobile is headquartered in San Francisco, California. For more information please visit www.HandsOn.com or follow us on Twitter @HandsOnMobile.
About Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel (DSC) is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 99.9 million homes in the US, can be seen in over 175 countries, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.
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