ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Sept. 24, 2009 - Alawar Entertainment, one of the world's leading publishers of casual games, today announced that its top-selling Gourmania is now available for download at the deliciously tempting price of only $0.99. This delectable title unites two popular casual game genres into a single experience, allowing players to enjoy both hidden object game play and a fabulous restaurant business simulation at the same time.
Now, owners of the popular iPhone and iPod touch mobile gaming platforms can stir, chop, shake and bake their way to culinary excellence! Gourmania's key features include:
• Eight exciting restaurant locations Start small at a provincial cafe, step up to saving a sushi bar and serving up specialty pies at the Pizza Parlor and then cap it all off with your entry into the Top Chef Competition to prove your culinary skills!
• 60 levels, numerous upgrades and hidden bonuses Test your gastronomic genius in ever-increasing challenges that take you across town to purchase new kitchen appliances, research new recipes, exploit multitasking shortcuts and seek out secret items to buy extra time as you prepare your signature dishes for demanding customers.
• Graphically-pleasing and intuitive interface Building on the already lush and colorful graphics of the original version of the game, Gourmania adds the sensational pleasure of the iPhone's multi-touch capabilities. To select an object, just tap it with the tip of your finger, then slice and dice to your heart's content!
Gourmania was brought to the iPhone and iPod touch by Alawar's Friday's Games division, an internal studio that already stands behind five successful Apple iPhone products: Magic Ball 2, Tank-o-Box, Treasure of Montezuma, Sprill - The Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle and Farm Frenzy.
"The developers at Alawar Friday's Games designed a convenient toolkit for fast creation of games in the I-Spy style, enabling us to drastically cut down the time necessary for releasing such titles while retaining all of the great graphics of the original version," said Kirill Plotnikov, Alawar's vice president of publishing. "We're pleased to release Gourmania as the best proof of that efficiency and commitment to quality."
Gourmania has been optimized for iPhone OS 3.0 and has been rated 4+ for distribution in the Apple App Store. Visit http://iphone.alawar.com/?p=79 for more information on the game and http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=325359442&mt=8 to download now.
About Alawar Entertainment: Alawar Entertainment has specialized in the development, publication and distribution of casual games since 1999. The company has published more than 200 titles worldwide and is the largest provider of casual games in Eastern Europe. Today, Alawar works with five internal studios and more than 30 external developers, providing a full range of services that includes game production, distribution and marketing, distributing its releases via its broad network of Web sites. In addition to distributing games online, Alawar works with CD publishers in more than 20 countries. In 2008, the company significantly increased its presence in Eastern Europe and became the leading distributor of casual games in that region. Visit www.alawar.com for more information.
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