CINCINNATI, OH (USA) – AUGUST 23, 2011 – indiePub, a subsidiary of Zoo Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ CM: ZOOG), today announced it will be demonstrating several new and upcoming games August 26-28, 2011, at PAX Prime 2011 (Booth #6410).
indiePub will be demonstrating playable versions of Vessel , Fractal: Make Blooms Not War , Kona's Crate and Storm throughout PAX Prime as well as displaying a sneak peak of the upcoming game, Wanted Corp .
For the first time, PAX Prime attendees will be able to get their hands on and play liquid physics-based puzzle platformer Vessel as well as meet the game's developers, Strange Loop Games.
Members of the media can contact us to schedule interviews with Vessel developers, Strange Loop Games, for an exclusive hands-on experience with the game.
Attendees can also stop by the indiePub booth to find out how they can get a free copy of either Kona's Crate (for iOS) or Fractal: Make Blooms Not War (for iPad).
Here's a closer look at each of the games that will be on display in indiePub's PAX Prime 2011 booth (Booth #6410):
(Available Holiday 2011 for PC, Playstation Network and Xbox Live)
Built on a groundbreaking, custom, liquid-physics engine, Vessel tells a tale of the promise and peril of the human race as it stands on the precipice of a new age of innovation, challenging players’ philosophical worldviews about the relationship between humanity and machine. Players take on the role of Arkwright, a renowned inventor during the Industrial Revolution, whose inventions – living liquid creatures known as Fluros – have gone awry, turning on their users and disrupting machinery throughout the world. To fix the flawed Fluros and restore order, players must create, manipulate and destroy a wide variety of Fluros and operate complex machinery to solve challenging puzzles. Vessel takes players on an exploratory adventure through four fascinating worlds representing agricultural and mechanical industries to help Arkwright build his greatest invention, “The Device.”
(Available now for iPad)
Developed by Cipher Prime, Fractal : Make Blooms Not War is set in a sentient world that fails and prospers alongside the player. Built in a vibrant, colorful environment, Fractal: Make Blooms Not War is an intuitive, sensory experience featuring 30 complex levels, 60 stimulating puzzles and dynamic, rhythmic music created by Cipher Prime's new MusicBox audio engine. With three different gameplay modes - Campaign, Puzzle and Arcade - players are challenged to strategically arrange colored geometric shapes in order to cluster and chain their way through a technicolor dreamscape. http://www.indiepub.com/fractal
(Available now for iOS, iPad, Android, PC and Mac)
Developed by Darkwind Media, Kona’s Crate takes place in a mystical world where players must carefully deliver a crate of stars to Chief Kona. Players must skillfully navigate a crate sitting on a jet-powered platform through tight spaces and around sharp corners while avoiding tricky obstacles to complete their delivery in time and win Chief Kona's approval. Kona’s Crate includes four campaigns with 85 increasingly challenging levels and offers a slew of unlockable levels and achievements.
(Available Summer 2011 for PC, PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade)
In Storm , developed by Eko Software, players manipulate seasonal weather conditions to grow seeds into trees by guiding them through nature-themed levels set to a tranquil music background. Seeds are transported past obstacles with gusts of wind, torrential downpours and bolts of lightning to reach various checkpoints throughout the game. Featuring 49 intriguing levels, players use wind, rain and lightning along with secondary elements to maneuver five different kinds of seeds in each of the four seasons.
(Available Summer 2011 for PlayStation Network and PC)
Developed by Eko Software, Wanted Corp. is a third-person cooperative action-shooter game designed for the new PlayStation Move controller. During the game, up to two players can embody two charismatic bounty hunters (the raw Neal Maddogg and the mysterious Irina-Ys) to track down the most wanted criminals of the galaxy who escaped during their transfer. Neutralizing fugitives, exploring the hostile stages and collecting much sought-after galactic treasures, the bounty hunters are able to upgrade their equipment and abilities to help neutralize the quirky opponents.
indiePub ( indiePub.com) is a leader in promoting independent video games and their developers. indiePub has engaged indie game developers and gamers by providing resources to collaborate and create innovative games as well as sponsoring competitions including the Independent Propeller Awards. indiePub is a developer, publisher and distributor of independently created video games for various platforms including game consoles, handheld game systems, mobile devices and tablets. indiePub's elite indie game lineup includes Kona's Crate, Vessel, Storm, Fractal, Capsized, Totem Destroyer Deluxe and several yet-to-be announced games.
About Zoo Entertainment
Zoo Entertainment ( ZooGamesInc.com) is a developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software targeted to family-oriented mass-market consumers. With a strong network of leading national mass-market retailers, its casual and value-focused titles span categories including sports, family, racing, game show, strategy, action-adventure, and more. Zoo Entertainment software is developed for all major consoles, handheld gaming devices, PCs and mobile devices as well online and download game services.
About Strange Loop Games
Strange Loop Games is a Seattle-based indie development game studio with more than 50 cumulative years of game development experience. Its mission is to create deep, interactive simulations that explore and expand traditional gameplay boundaries. Vessel is Strange Loop Games' first studio release.
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