London, UK, February 9th, 2010
London-based development studio Mediatonic has launched a brand new game for the App Store:“Extreme Lawn Bowls“, on sale from today.
Game Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Pj68sLVTio
The game follows their critically acclaimed‘Must.Eat.Birds’, Apple Staff favourite and one of Gizmondo’s top iPhone games of 2009.
The title is a brand-new, original IP for the company, who are aiming to apply their unique and colourful style to this prestigious sport, bringing Extreme Lawn Bowls to a whole new audience.
Players will have the opportunity to compete as one of the eight titans of the game - all primed and ready to unleash an apocalypse on the Bowling Green. The sport has become renowned for its style, flair and spontaneous human combustion since conception– with this year’s tournament promising to be no exception.
A simple but effective control mechanic will allow players to tilt their iPhones to add delicate spins and touches to their shots– or play fast paced attacking moves on their opponent’s bowls. The game is packed with content, with four tournaments, six-way local multiplayer and an exclusive ten-stage Score Attack mode! All eight characters have access to a unique and devastating special move that can turn each game in their favour– so prepare to be on the front line for this epic sporting assault!
Mediatonic’s co-founder and creative director Paul Croft said:“We focus on creating compelling, original experiences that are full of character and humour. Extreme Lawn Bowls represents our take on probably the greatest sport of all time, Lawn Bowls. So far the sport has been under-represented on the iPhone and that’s something we intend to rectify.”
Writer and designer Jeff Tanton said:“We believe all sports should have at least one Mexican Wrestler competing in them - especially Lawn Bowls. We’ve worked hard to wrap a rich and humorous history for this (sadly) fictional sport around a simple and addictive core game dynamic.”
Game features summary:
• Four tournaments to play through
• Eight characters with unique stories and special moves
• A 10 Stage Score Attack mode
• Up to six-way local multiplayer action
• Original bowling controls making full use of the iPhone tilt function
• Complete ELB Almanac with history of Characters, Bowls, Trophies and Tournaments
For more information, contact Paul Croft:
+44 (0)207 010 7852
Or follow Mediatonic updates on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mediatonic
Formed in 2005, Mediatonic is an independent developer focused on producing high quality original games on a variety of platforms including social networks, iPhone and PSP. Based in the west end of London, England, Mediatonic’s team of 20 is dedicated to creating the best games they can, packing each release with passion, love and the utmost attention to detail. For more information, visit www.mediatonic.co.uk