FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
IRVINE, CA– February 24, 2010– Little Orbit LLC to publish Busy Scissors®, a hairstyling and simulation video game scheduled for release on Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ in North America, Europe, and Japan this September.
Wii Style Hair!
Get ready to perm, color, shampoo, cut, blow dry, and style hair with the Wii Remote™. Players earn reputation and advance their career in a Hollywood based salon by meeting the demands of their glamorous and eccentric clientele. The game progresses as they help unlock each client’s inner potential by finding their unique outward style. The game features over 35 hairstyles, 30 mini-games, 6 career levels, and 4 game modes, which provide a dynamic combination of realistic gameplay, humor, and entertainment.
Manifest Oranj, the game’s developer, spent months working with experts from the world-class TONI&GUY Academy to select real hair styles used in the game. Each salon technique was demonstrated and filmed by the team, before it was re-created in 3D and designed as a mini-game.
“This game is the culmination of a great deal of effort,” says Bruno Mascolo, owner and visionary of TONI&GUY North America.“I believe that only this unique group of partners could bring together the industry knowledge, casual gaming experience, and real world products necessary to create this unique game.”
To celebrate this one-of-a-kind-game, Little Orbit has teamed up with Unilever and TIGI to include virtual items from their Bedhead and TIGI Pro product lines. Players can experiment with professional tools like Flat Irons and Curl Sticks, while sculpting their client’s look with Bedhead’s famous line of Shampoos, Conditioners, Hairsprays, Styling Gels and more.
"TIGI and Bedhead have always been about not taking themselves too seriously, staying on the cutting edge, and having fun. Busy Scissors is just another example of our commitment to those values" says Joseph De Martino, brand manager, Bed Head, TIGI "Students and stylists all across the country use our products every day to create all of the hair styles in Busy Scissors, so why shouldn't we make those same products available in the game."
Cosmetology insiders attending America’s Beauty Show this March in Chicago will be among the first to catch a sneak peak of Busy Scissors.
For more information visit www.busyscissors.com.
About Little Orbit LLC:
Little Orbit (LO) is a worldwide publisher and developer of casual entertainment products for the rapidly growing casual video game marketplace. The company’s emphasis is on creating engaging, easy to play game content based on highly visible brands for all gaming platforms.
The founders possess more than 75 plus combined years of experience in Video Games and Marketing. They are a talented and diverse management team of industry veterans who have a record of successfully building entrepreneurial ventures and holding top positions in the interactive game industry. The team has a unique history with Entertainment companies like Disney, Dreamworks Animation, Warner Bros, Taco Bell, and Mattel that demonstrates an ability to leverage highly visible brands to help grow and engage consumers in emerging game channels.
For more information visit www.littleorbit.com.
TIGI and Bedhead work with hairdressers across the Globe ensuring the latest styles and products are in salons - for the use by the professional hairdresser and their clients. TIGI translates fashion trends into an image statement and provides the products to do it! Whether your personal vision is to be a Rockstar, a red-carpet glamour queen, or sleek and sophisticated, TIGI has the right products for your personality and lifestyle.
For more information visit www.tigihaircare.com
About TONI&GUY Academy
TONI&GUY has built a reputation as a leader in the hairdressing industry. What began 40 years ago as a single, small salon in London has evolved into a worldwide brand synonymous with fashion, quality, and innovation. The same passion that drove TONI&GUY to become leaders in the salon industry drives the success of TONI&GUY HAIRDRESSING ACADEMY worldwide.
For more information visit http://www.toniguy.com/busyscissors/default.aspx