“GARFIELD’S DEFENSE: ATTACK OF THE FOOD INVADERS” LAUNCHED FOR ANDROID DEVICES

April 27, 2012 - Cat lovers rejoice: Garfield’s Defense: Attack of the Food Invaders is now available for Android devices! The brand new game app is an official Garfield product produced in collaboration with and authorized by Garfield creator Jim Davis and Paws, Inc. Download it free of charge on Amazon’s Appstore at http://www.amazon.com/Garfields-Defense-Attack-Food-Invaders/dp/B007VCVCAM/. Coming soon to Google Play and Apple iTunes.

In Garfield’s Defense: Attack of the Food Invaders, extraterrestrials have invaded Garfield and Jon’s home to steal all the food and convert it into tasty-looking weapons. The aliens resemble ridiculous meatballs, but the threat is no laughing matter. Fortunately, the invaders may have bitten off more than they can chew, because the world’s most famous fat cat will never allow a single scrap of innocent lasagna to fall in the wrong hands.

Players control Garfield himself, leading the domestic defense in dashing armor - an inverted pot - while armed to the teeth with frying pans, rolled-up newspapers, forks, and more.  Garfield’s army includes various characters from the Garfield comic strip and TV series including slobbering sidekick  Odie, Nermal the cute kitten, Wade the duck, Garfield’s girlfriend Arlene, Squeak the friendly mouse, and many more including (of course) Garfield’s owner Jon Arbuckle.

All characters possess special abilities, strengths and weaknesses. Players can upgrade any character and forge an invincible fighting force able to repel the assaults of the evil Food Invaders and safeguard the integrity of the refrigerator.

Garfield’s Defense: Attack of the Food Invaders combines tower and siege defense as well as combat game styles into an epic action-strategy title boasting gorgeous cartoon graphics that jumped straight out of the original comic strips and are fully backed by official Garfield licensor Paws, Inc.

Play Garfield’s Defense: Attack of the Food Invaders to see Garfield at his most noble and majestic… OK, not really. He’s still as lazy and mischievous a scoundrel as you remember him, but now you get to join him in a desperate last stand to protect Jon’s fridge from zany alien attackers. For lasagna!

Garfield’s Defense: Attack of the Food Invaders is available free of charge exclusively on Amazon’s Appstore at http://www.amazon.com/Garfields-Defense-Attack-Food-Invaders/dp/B007VCVCAM/. Android 2.0.1 or later is required to play this title. The game will be available on Google Play in May 2012 and will be launched for iOS later in the year.

About GARFIELD

GARFIELD was born on the comics pages on June 19, 1978.  The mastermind of cartoonist Jim Davis, GARFIELD is a humorous strip centered on the lives of a  quick-witted orange cat who loves lasagna, coffee, and his remote control; Jon Arbuckle, his owner; and Odie, a sweet but dumb dog. GARFIELD was introduced to the world in just 41 newspapers and is now the most widely syndicated comic strip ever, appearing in 2400 newspapers.

The success of the comic strip spawned a popular animated TV show,  Garfield and Friends, which appeared on CBS-TV from 1988 to 1995, and is currently in worldwide syndication.  In 2009,  The Garfield Show debuted on Cartoon Network USA and now airs in 135 countries.  PEOPLE magazine called the show, "One of the Year's Best New Kids' Shows" in 2009.

In 2004, Twentieth Century Fox invited Garfield to star in his first-ever full-length feature film,  Garfield: The Movie. A sequel,  Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties was released in June 2006.  The movies earned over $340 million at the box office. Garfield has also starred in three CGI animated movies, all penned by Jim Davis.  Fox released Garfield  Gets Real (2007), Garfield's Fun Fest (2008), and  Garfield's Pet Force (2009) on DVD and in limited theatrical release. 

Garfield also entertains his fans on a popular web site,  garfield.com, and engages kids in interesting and pedagogically sound activities to promote literacy at  professorgarfield.org.  English, Science and Life Skills are among the topics Garfield and his pals address at learninglab.org, a public service of the Virginia Department of Education.

Garfield has long been considered a “classic” or “evergreen” property because he has not only endured, but continues to be fresh and funny after nearly 35 years in the limelight. Follow Garfield, along with 3.5 million other fans, on Facebook ( facebook.com/Garfield) and Twitter ( twitter.com/Garfield).

About Paws, Inc.

Cartoonist Jim Davis’ company, Paws, Inc., located near Albany, Indiana, was founded in 1981 to handle the creative end of the Garfield licensing business.  Today, Paws is the sole owner of all copyrights and trademarks for the Garfield property, and controls not only the creative angle of the fat cat’s flourishing empire, but also the licensing, marketing, and brand management of Garfield and the Garfield characters.

   


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