Iphone light painting game Neon Mania updated to version 1.5, adds multiplayer and user level creation

LONDON, UK, 03 August: Celebrated Polish game developer Vivid Games is proud to announce the release of version 1.5 of its smash hit iPhone, iPod touch and iPad light-tracing game, Neon Mania. This latest update delivers a host of exciting new features that vastly expand the game’s scope.

“Over the last few months we’ve worked hard to bring loads of new level packs to Neon Mania,” explains Vivid Games president Remigiusz Koscielny, but in version 1.5 we wanted to add more than new levels, so we’ve built on Neon Mania’s creative groundwork to offer a platform that players can use to develop their own playable art.”

The new Draw Mode in Neon Mania allows players to create their own fluorescent shapes, and light them up in fully customized levels. This creative addition to Neon Mania 1.5 is accompanied by a competitive new edge in the two player head-to-head mode, which pits finger-painting illumination engineers against each other on the same device, on the same screen, and at the same time.

Neon Mania has become incredibly popular thanks to its relaxing, chill-out gameplay,” says designer Bartosz Biniecki, “but because version 1.5 is adding such significant new functionality to the game, we also wanted a more competitive, electrifying game mode to counterbalance Neon Mania’s tranquil nature.”

New achievements have also been added to Neon Mania’s existing social gaming roster, and a variety of additional options are available through an in-app purchase system.

To celebrate the launch of the free 1.5 update, Vivid Games is teaming up with the popular Free App A Day service on 6 th August 2011 to offer the universal iOS game for free over the 24-hour period.

Neon Mania is available on the App Store priced at $0.99 / €0.79 / £0.59 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and at $2.99 / €2.39 / £1.79 on the Mac. Version 1.5 will be delivered to existing users free of charge on 3 rd August 2011 through the iTunes App Store.

Press Reaction:

“The entire family can battle to see who traces best with this [4-star] surprise hit.” ~ AppSmile.com

“There is no reason to skip this app, it is simply too sinisterly-simple to resist. Final Rating: 95%” ~ The Gamers’ Temple

“This is a great game and very enjoyable to play. It is very nice to see something different for a change.” ~ InternetGumshoe.com

“It’s bright, colourful, has tons of levels and is quite different from the usual games I see on the iOS devices.” ~ ArcadeLife.wordpress.com

External:

App Store: http://itunes.apple.com/app/neon-mania/id426338342?mt=8

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=267fGRC2JI0

Neon Mania Press-pack: http://vividgames.com/press/NeonMania-PressPack.zip

Vivid Games: http://www.vividgames.com

About Vivid Games:

Founded in 2003, Vivid Games is a console and mobile developer and publisher of high quality games and applications. Over the course of its existence, Vivid has worked with a large number of leading game publishers on many original and exciting titles, including the re-launch of the classic Bitmap Brothers game Speedball 2 Evolution, and the award-winning Samurai Puzzle Battle.  


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