15 April 2009, Kaliningrad, Russia— HeroCraft company begins development of the J2ME version of "Yumsters!", licensed by KranX Productions. The game won the industry award for "Best Game Design" at the Russian Game Development Conference 2007 which was a unique case for a downloadable game! The release of "Yumsters!" mobile is planned for Q4 2009.
Yumsters are cute and funny creatures who live in holes.
They are crazy about fruit and music. They clean up fruit from gardens to earn money for their band. Player should help them to get best equipment for their band and win the grand prize at the main musical contest in the fairy town.
The task is to manage all Yumsters that they can eat as much as possible. Drag them from holes and attach to fruits of the same colors. Beware of bugs, use bonuses and do not let Yumsters being bored!
"It's a pleasure for us to be able to offer our customers the game which was a big hit on PC" noted Andrey Horozov, PR Manager of HeroCraft, "KranX Productions have gained a great reputation and their games have been making waves in the downloadable gaming communities for some time."
"Yumsters!" is a title we treat with great care and consideration when choosing our license partners" commented Marina Guseva, Producer at KranX Productions, "although the choice of partner for 'mobilisation' of our game was obvious because HeroCraft is one of the most experienced and long-standing players in the market of interactive mobile entertainment and also our geographical neighbours!"
HeroCraft is a dynamically expanding Russian company working in the field of designing and releasing high-class games and other programming products for mobile phones. Founded in 2001, the company currently occupies one of the leading positions on the world market for mobile phone games, and does not intend to rest on its laurels. We employ experienced programmers, talented artists, gifted designers and many other brilliant specialists who truly enjoy making games. Our major aim is in attaining maximum enjoyment from our games through the highest quality and excellent gameplay.
The company currently employs over 50 persons in 4 offices in Russia and the Ukraine. A large number of outside design teams also work with us, having chosen us as publisher for their products the world over. Specifically for the purpose of promoting our products on world markets, we have, together with iFree and FounDreams, set up United Fun Traders. The major task of UFT is the active promotion of the products and services of leading Russian content providers. UFT represents a whole range of mobile entertainment: J2 ME-games, animated and still images, mobile serials, realtones, video, as well as Jamango– one of the most“advanced” community services for subscribers to cell networks in the world at the present time. UFT are two dozen professionals who promote our products on world markets.
KranX Productions is the first independent Russian Game Production Company with an emphasis on producing, developing and prototyping commercially attractive game products for modern platforms. The company was founded in 2004 by a famous Russian computer game developer Andrey«KranK» Kuzmin, the author of the well-known PC games«Vangers: One for the Road»,«MOBL»,«Spanking Runners»,«Perimeter»,«Yumsters!» and others.
KranX Productions provides full professional production services including developer selection, high quality concepts, design, documentation and project management. We also have in-house development studio capable of prototyping our gameplay concepts as well as developing full-scale titles for PC and console platforms.
The company always expands its contacts and holds an interest in cooperation with publishers, developers for modern platforms, middleware and outsourcing studies. We always have new, interesting ideas and we will be happy to call your attention!