18 NOVEMBER 2009, LEAMINGTON SPA UK– Blitz Games Studios has today announced the signing of puzzle game Mole Control to its Blitz 1UP label. Due for worldwide release on PC in January 2010, Mole Control is a new take on the classic puzzle game minesweeper and has been developed by Remode with the help of Blitz Games Studios.
Mole Control boasts unique new mechanics and a charming style that brings the classic logic based game minesweeper into the 21st century. Pilot a crazy invention through a mind-bending adventure, or enjoy a frantic time attack challenge, all with the aim of ridding the town of exploding moles! There are a whole host of features to help you on your way:
• Scan for nearby exploding moles with your buggy, then use the numbers to find and dig them up… but be careful not to drive over them!
• Play through Adventure Mode to save the village and unlock more frantic Time Attack levels in order to win the village’s annual Mole Control competition
• Discover five different Supermole power-ups across six different zones
• Random puzzle generation for ultimate replay value in over 35 levels
• Unlock background story and the mystery behind the runaway moles.
“We’re thrilled to partner Remode on Mole Control. They’ve crafted a wonderful re-imagining of the classic minesweeper style of game play,” says Chris Swan, Blitz Arcade’s Business Development Director.“The combination of mad scientist, exploding moles and unique game play twists make Mole Control a fantastic puzzle adventure for everyone. We look forward to working closely with them to help launch the game in January 2010.”
Remode Managing Director Ella Romanos adds:“We are incredibly excited to be working with Blitz Game Studios. Taking a game to market as a small developer is really challenging, especially with our first title. Developing the game itself is one thing, but dealing with areas such as post-production and distribution has been the biggest unknown and the Blitz 1UP scheme is a great solution as it provides us with support in those areas.
“We grew up playing Dizzy and really admire Blitz’s ethos as a company so we are very pleased to partner with them. We believe that working with Blitz will greatly enhance the game’s success.”
Mole Control will be out worldwide on PC in January 2010.
For more information please contact:
Debbie Henderson, Assistant PR Manager, Blitz Games Studios
T: +44 (0) 1926 880000
About Blitz 1UP:
The Blitz 1UP initiative was launched in 2008 as an outlet for small, independent teams to bring their titles - finished and unfinished - to market on XBLA, PSN, PC, WiiWare, iPhone and Flash. The scheme offers tailor-made packages to indie developers including PR, QA and access to its established distribution channels. The initiative provides a wide range of services, from design and production advice through to assistance with finding distribution and publishing partners.
About Blitz Games Studios:
Blitz Games Studios is based in Leamington Spa and was founded in 1990 by industry veterans Andrew and PhilipOliver. Now with more than 210 staff, its six divisions encompass mature titles (Volatile Games), Serious Games (TruSim), family titles (Blitz Games), proprietary middleware (BlitzTech), short-session games (Blitz Arcade) and education division (Blitz Academy).
Remode was founded in Plymouth in 2007 and is owned by three university graduates, Ella Romanos, Martin Darby and Andy Russell. The company now has a team of nine people and develops games and simulations.