For Immediate Release– Manchester, 7th August 2009: Clocking well over 35 million online plays and downloads since its initial launch in 2005, the puzzle phenomenon Tumblebugs is making its way to iPhone and iPod Touch consoles, courtesy of Dundee-based developer Tag Games and Manchester-based publisher Connect2Media. The collaboration will see a revamped version of Wildfire Studios’ original title, developed exclusively for Apple devices and launching on iTunes in August.
Developed by Tag Games, who recently scored a massive App Store hit with critically acclaimed crime simulator Car Jack Streets, Tumblebugs is an addictive puzzle game for all ages. When the evil‘Black Bug Empire’ takes over the insect world and starts marching lines of friendly bugs underground to be enslaved forever, it’s up to you to save the day.
Players must launch vividly coloured bugs at the never-ending line of prisoners, lining up three or bugs of the same colour to free them from their captors. It wont be easy however, with rapidly increasing lines and a string of baddies out to gum up the works. Can you be the hero the insect kingdom needs?
The game features slick controls and accessible play style; Simply aim and fire to rack up high scores and advance to the next stage. Power-ups add much depth to the game as you blast your way through 78 challenging stages set across two different gameplay modes. With crisp, colourful graphics and a superb art style, Tumblebugs is one of the slickest and engrossing puzzle games available on handheld consoles today.
*78 challenging levels with stunningly vivid graphics
*Two compulsive gameplay modes that are easy to pick up but hard to put down
*Amazing power-ups, dastardly baddies and heroic deeds make this a garden-based epic
*Based on the number one web game played by over 35 million people to date
Early review builds and assets for Tumblebugs iPhone and iPod Touch are available now on request. Please get in touch with Ink Media to arrange distribution. For more information on Tumblebugs, please visit http://www.tag-games.com
For press information, assets or promotional download codes for Tumblebugs, please contact:
Managing Director, Ink Media
t: +44 (0)131 557 8213
m: +44 (0)7525358281
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Managing Director, Tag Games
t: +44 (0)1382 220 925
m: +44 (0)7824 614 105
About Tag Games– http://www.tag-games.com
Tag Games is an independent game development studio and publisher based in Dundee, Scotland. Formed in 2006 Tag has quickly established itself as a leader in the creation of games for mobile platforms.
After earning critical acclaim with their launch title Dead Water Tag have since successfully released 11 mobile games across a variety of genres and supporting a wide number of mobile technologies including iPhone, Android, J2ME, BREW, Blackberry in addition to Nintendo DS and Sony PSP.
Tag’s reputation for flexibility, innovation and delivery is second to none, successfully balancing the creation of original IP alongside development of licensed and commission titles. Tag Games partners include Connect2Media, I-play, Big Fish Games, GlobalFun, Red Kite Animation and Sandlot Games.
During 2009 Tag Games has become one of the first big name mobile game studios to begin development of a range of titles exclusively for the Google Android operating system, one of only a small handful of companies doing so in the UK.
About Connect2Media - http://www.connect2media.com
Connect2Media is a true 360 degree cross-platform games company. We wholly embrace the idea that consumers want access to quality games without the need for the complexity of device knowledge, platform requirements and specific regional formats.
Connect2Media acts as a developer and global publisher and distributor for digital entertainment for both B2B and B2C marketplaces. From big screen Interactive TV through to small screen mobile phones, Connect2Media's content is available through many of the world's biggest media providers.
About Wildfire Studios– http://www.wildfire.com.au
Brisbane-based Wildfire Studios continues to grow its profile as a pre-eminent developer of casual games.
Founded in 1995, Wildfire gained immediate recognition with the launch of the best selling and critically acclaimed pinball simulator Balls of Steel. The company has now released some 15 casual games across multiple platforms.
Wildfire’s games are distinguished by technical excellence, the highest quality graphics and attention to detail. The games are available on all the major game portals including Yahoo!, Big Fish Games, RealNetworks, Oberon, MSN and worldwide retail outlets.