Furmins Now Available for Free!

HELSINKI, FINLAND – September 03, 2012 – Housemarque, the award-winning Finnish games developer responsible for Angry Birds Trilogy, has released Furmins Free , a free version of Furmins HD, the critically-acclaimed physics-based action puzzler for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. The game’s furry protagonists are already a household name in the iOS community, and Housemarque hopes this offering will only add to their popularity. “We believe this step will allow us to tap into a brand-new audience,” said Ilari Kuittinen, Housemarque’s CEO. “We feel there are a lot of gamers out there who perhaps did not have a chance to play the original version, and so we wanted to offer them another opportunity.”

In addition to the game’s base design of 108 challenging levels spread over eight beautifully-rendered worlds, Furmins Free will include a host of attractive new features, including:

  • The special world previously unlockable only on Facebook is offered as a standard world in the free version
  • The first world is open by default, allowing new players to jump right into the action
  • Bonus worlds can be unlocked as other worlds, offering a greater variety of game play
  • A thoughtful re-balance of In-App purchases: unlocking a world in Furmins Free will now cost 100 stars, and if a player gets stuck, he/she can buy stars from the in-game shop in the following increments:

    . 100 stars: 0.79€ / $0.99 / £0.79

    . 250 stars: 1.59€ / $1.99 / £1.49

    . 700 stars: 2.99€ / $3.99 / £1.99

     

  • Chinese, Korean, and Japanese localizations offered together for the first time
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Since its release, Furmins HD and its titular, loveable main characters have entertained thousands of gamers of all ages and skill levels. Here’s what critics are saying:

Furmins HD is a great game to enjoy, with gorgeous visuals and a ton of really sharp physics puzzles to work through.”Nissa Campbell, Toucharcade.com

“This is a game which does the job of a physics-based puzzle game very, very well, producing moments of gaming bliss and never overstaying its welcome.”Kelsey Rinella, Ztgd.com

Furmins HD is a fantastically fun physics puzzler that incorporates the best of the genre to create something truly charming, challenging, and addicting.”Thong Zang, Mobiletechreview.com

“For its tiny price, Furmins HD is top-quality iOS entertainment.”Jon Denton, Pocketgamer.co.uk

Furmins HD is by far a fun and very enjoyable title for the App Store and I recommend it to everyone.  Multiple times while playing this game I had a smile on my face because of the wonderful design and how great the game plays out.”Andrew Stevens, Fanbolt.com

Check out www.furmins.com to stay up-to-date on all of the latest news, and don’t forget to follow the game on Twitter @Furmins and become a fan on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Furmins

Contact Information:

Europe

Simon Callaghan

Johnny Atom Productions

E: simon@johnnyatom.com

T: +44 (0)203 176 0139

M: +44 (0)7867 514554

North America

Rob Fleischer

Sandbox Strategies

E: rob@sandboxstrat.com

T: 212-213-2451

Rest of the World

Tommaso De Benetti

Housemarque Community Manager

E: press@housemarque.com

About Housemarque

Based in Helsinki, Finland, Housemarque is an independent developer of digital downloadable games for PS3, Xbox, and other platforms. Our passion is designing engaging experiences that are chock-full of rewarding game play.

Prior to opening Housemarque in 1995, co-founders Harri Tikkanen and Ilari Kuittinen established two of Finland’s first game development studios:  Bloodhouse and Terramarque. Today, Housemarque is an established game developer with a successful track record spanning 15+ years.  We are one of the world’s most experienced developers of downloadable games for console platforms, with a talented team of digital craftsmen dedicated to breathing life into a host of original game concepts and designs.

We are currently focused on creating and publishing unique games for downloadable platforms such as PS3’s PlayStation Network (PSN) and Xbox 360’s Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA), as well as iOS and PC.  


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