NEW YORK, LONDON– January 26– I-play, Oberon Media’s publishing division and the world’s leading multi-platform casual games publisher, today launched one of its most successful online games - Paradise Quest - for the iPhone™ and iPod® touch. After captivating more than 5 million online gamers, Paradise Quest will now use social features, in-game micro-transactions and all of the innovative controls of the iPhone and iPod touch, to bring an amazingly original gaming experience to the platform.
Paradise Quest brings gamers deep within the Galapagos archipelago where they will embark on a wild puzzle adventure to restore the majestic island of Isabela to its former beauty. Through smooth touch screen controls, players drag and swap objects to make matches on the moving board and unleash powerful forces of nature such as earthquakes and tornadoes. Adding a revolutionary twist to the ever-popular Match-3 puzzle game, all matches in Paradise Quest directly affect the player’s navigation across the board.
Fans of Paradise Quest can now share their experience with their friends. Players can post game acheivements and challenge their friends through Facebook Connect. With Multiplayer modes, players will be able compete against their friends in head-to-head challenges or unite forces in Co-Op mode, using WiFi or Bluetooth communications*.
As an exclusive to the iPhone and iPod touch versions, players who want to continue to explore Isabela will also be able to unlock the Paradise Nights bonus pack, which offers 20 new levels as part of an in-game micro-transaction purchase. Players will also find a coupon code in the game, granting them a special discount on the PC version of Paradise Quest and driving even more fans to this best-selling franchise across multiple platforms.
“I-play sought not only to create a captivating game, but also one that connects across platforms and to a player’s social graph,” said Ofer Leidner, co-founder and chief strategy officer at Oberon Media.“We are very excited to create these type of cross-platform gaming experiences that successfully leverage social and micro-transaction features.”
Paradise Quest is available now on the iPhone and iPod touch for $2.99. To purchase, please visit: http://itunes.com/apps/paradisequest. To download the Lite version, please go to http://itunes.com/apps/paradisequestlite
Check out the trailer for Paradise Quest here: http://www.youtube.com/iplaymobilegaming#p/u/0/XrVvf2oG81c
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*Multiplayer modes will be available in February, in a free update to the game
I-play, the publishing division of Oberon Media, Inc., is the world's leading multi-platform casual games publisher. With powerful franchises and massive distribution across the three most popular entertainment screens -- online, mobile, and interactive television -- I-play content reaches global consumers, and delivers fun, entertaining, accessible content to casual gamers of all ages. I-play's PC publishing division, formerly Oberon Games, is based in Seattle and created the hit Dream Day Series, as well as the first casual games for bestselling author James Patterson and legendary mystery author Agatha Christie, including the Causal Connect 2008 Game of the Year, Agatha Christie: Death on the Nile. I-play's mobile division has delivered some of the biggest selling franchises in the mobile space, including the world's #1 best-selling racing franchise, The Fast and the Furious, based on the blockbuster movies. I-play's interactive television group, formerly PixelPlay, creates and distributes games featuring top brands including Centipede TM , Missile Command ® , Asteroids TM , Monopoly ® , Scrabble ® , Boggle ® , and Yahtzee TM . I-play is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Seattle, San Mateo, London, and Dunfermline, Scotland.
About Oberon Media
Oberon Media, the world's leading multi-platform casual games company, is the first company to deliver global, integrated casual games solutions across three platforms-online, mobile and interactive television and at retail. Oberon game solutions have been adopted by the world's leading digital and media companies, such as Microsoft, AT&T, Verizon, Yahoo!, Electronic Arts, Orange France and NHN. The Game Center combines casual game content, merchandizing and features to fulfill our partners' specific needs. Oberon Media's game publishing division, I-play, works with the industry's best and award-winning game developers to produce the top-selling casual games, which are played across online, mobile, console and iTV platforms in more than a dozen languages. Founded in 2003, Oberon Media is headquartered in New York with offices in North America, Europe and Asia, and is backed by Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Oak Investment Partners.
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