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Hamburg, Germany, 29 September 2009– From the Java mobile to the iPhone and now the Zeebo: the multi-award-winning outer space adventure Galaxy on Fire™ will be available for the Zeebo system in Brazil in October with its hero Keith T. Maxwell, breathtaking 3D graphics, over 20 hours of game play, and a loyal fan community of over a million players. With that, FISHLABS is the first German developer to port a game to the Zeebo and thus open up the growth markets in Brazil and many other regions around the world.
In Galaxy on Fire™, players join battle in a gigantic galaxy with hundreds of planets and space stations against the aggressive alien Vossk as a mercenary in the Terran forces. After first proving their skills doing dirty work, players are soon offered escort and combat missions. Using the trading system, captured goods can be used to equip the player's ship with dozens of different weapons, shields, and drives. Over the course of the story, which is underscored with lots of dialogue and animated 3D cutscenes, players will continually encounter shady characters, who will offer sometimes dubious, sometimes extremely lucrative missions. In the new survival mode, players must hold out as long as possible against a horde of enemy fighters. For every enemy destroyed, players receive points and new energy, while combos earn a lot more points.
'A FISHLABS game will appear on a console for the very first time with Galaxy on Fire™ on the Zeebo. This development proves that we have more than met our quality requirement of developing high-quality mobile games with a console feeling,' says Michael Schade, CEO of FISHLABS Entertainment. 'Thanks to the Zeebo opportunity, with its unbeatable price-performance ration and the download over the 3G network, high-quality video games can now be introduced in growth markets such as Brazil.'
'Galaxy on Fire™ from FISHLABS is one of the few mobile brands which has succeeded in holding its own across platforms,' comments Mike Yuen, SVP of content&services for Zeebo, Inc. 'With its deep game play and cool 3D graphics, this action game is a welcome addition to our catalog of games, and we look forward to consumers enjoying many hours of fun with it.'
• Optimised graphics for TV display
• New survival mode with high scores
• Improved AI
• New interface design
• Extremely high-quality in-game and menu sound effects and music
Since 2004, FISHLABS is specialized in 3D mobile games development of rich racing and action titles on iPhone, Android, Symbian, Windows Mobile, Linux Mobile, BREW and J2ME (Java). Headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, FISHLABS employs a team of 30 full-time artists, designers, programmers and marketing experts who have been responsible for developing and self-publishing titles like Galaxy on Fire™, DEEP™, Blades&Magic™, Rally Master Pro™, Snowboard Hero™ and Gladiator (Paramount license), as well as work for hire productions of well-known brands like V-Rally® 3D, Star Wars™– Imperial Ace 3D and Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam™.
FISHLABS is also known for extremely successful ad games on iPhone for clients like Volkswagen and Barclaycard, having dominated the App Store download charts in almost every country for weeks. Furthermore, the superior quality of FISHLABS’ productions is demonstrated by numerous awards, such as Best Mobile Game 2008 (Rally Master Pro™) and third-best mobile game 2008 (Snowboard Hero™) according to Pocket Gamer Analysis. FISHLABS is also the best mobile game developer of 2008 according to the independent MobileGamesDB.
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