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BOXFORD, MASSACHUSETTS– July 12, 2007– Funkitron, a widely respected developer and publisher of casual games, today announced the development of a new trivia title based on 1980’s pop culture, for which original MTV VJ, Martha Quinn, will be the face and voice of the game. Covering several different genres including movies, television, sports, politics, music, and celebrities, The 80’s Game With Martha Quinn offers fans of the 1980’s a new way to relive that exciting time period when brat packers, break dancers, new wavers, valley girls, and mods ruled the world. In promotion of the game, Martha Quinn plans to make a special guest appearance at Casuality, the Casual Games Conference, in Seattle on Wednesday, July 18th, where she will be available for media interviews, pictures, and autographs.
The 80’s Game With Martha Quinn features three game modes: Free Play, Challenges, and Episodes, which include 50 special“Episode” games with themed questions. Martha’s real voice and likeness will guide you through the game as you test your wits to become the ultimate 80’s trivia expert. Featuring more than 3,000 questions from the totally awesome decade, The 80’s Game With Martha Quinn is a fun-filled walk down memory lane, enhanced with high-score postings, bonus rounds, and an accompanying 80’s music track.
“No one captures the nostalgic fun of the 1980’s better than popular VJ Martha Quinn,” said Dave Walls, President of Funkitron, Inc.“Rolling Stone magazine readers selected Martha Quinn as "MTV's Best-Ever VJ" and her professionalism and humor have certainly shined throughout the development process. I know that casual gamers and fans of the 80’s will experience hours of laughter and enjoyment. Like Martha, the game is like totally cool, fer shur.”
The 80’s was a revolutionary era. Sandra Day O’Connor became the first female Supreme Court Justice, Geraldine Ferraro was the first woman to ever run for Vice President of the United States, and Martha Quinn was on the frontlines of video music revolution.“The staying power of the 80’s is amazing,” said Martha Quinn.“Madonna, U2, and The Police are packing stadiums, MTV’s still going strong, and I have my own Funkitron 80’s video game. If only I kept my Sassoon jeans-oooh la la!”
The 80’s Game is licensed from Intellinitiative Game Company, which produces the best-selling trivia board game, The 80’s Game ® . The 80’s Game With Martha Quinn is set for release on the PC in the third quarter of 2007. More information on the game may be found at: www.the80sgamewithmarthaquinn.com
About Funkitron, Inc.
Funkitron, Inc. was one of the first game publishers to focus on the downloadable casual game market and was founded by game industry veteran Dave Walls in 2001. For the past five years, Funkitron has been known for creating high-quality, super fun games that appeal to a broad audience and can be distributed digitally via online networks. The company has had much success with hits such as "SCRABBLE ® Deluxe", "SCRABBLE ® Blast", "Slingo ® Deluxe", "Boggle ® Supreme" and "Poker Superstars II TM ". Funkitron’s recently released Slingo Quest, the sequel to Slingo Deluxe, won the Zeebie award as the Best Card, Board and Mahjong game of 2006. For more information about Funkitron, please visit www.funkitron.com
About Intellinitiative Game Co.
Intellinitiative Game Co., based in Boston, Massachusetts, creates, manufactures and markets entertaining products that inspire fun, interactive group play. What began as a start-up game business, founded by three sibling entrepreneurs in 2001, has grown into one of the industry’s leading independent game companies. Today, Intellinitiative’s product line features both original and licensed titles such as The 80’s Game ® , The 90’s Game ® and Merriam-Webster’s Word Sweep! TM that are sold online and internationally in more than 3,000 retail stores. Intellinitiative’s games invite everyone to interact and have fun while creating lasting memories with friends and family. For more information, visit www.the80sgame.com.
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