For Immediate Release: Dundee– 28th May 2009– Just when gamers thought they had escaped the addictive allure of Electric TopHat’s rotation-based puzzler Modulo, the Gentleman Coders at Dundee’s newest independent developer launch the first in a series of update packs on the Apple App Store today. Prepare to get hooked all over again.
For a month now Modulo has been bending the minds of iPhone gamers the world over with its intricate, and devious, blend of rotation and colour matching puzzles. The game has received widespread critical acclaim across the mobile and general gaming press and to celebrate, Electric TopHat has launched update 1.1 free of charge as a way of saying thanks to everyone who bought the game first time round.
Modulo Update 1.1 includes:
• Updated Graphics
• Improved Gameplay (we made the cogs go a little faster for you)
• 60 Additional Puzzles
• New Attack Mode
• Puzzle Ranking and Overall Difficulty Level Ranking
• User Audio Playback Support
Modulo is exclusively designed and developed for Apple hardware. The game moves away from traditional puzzle titles and asks you to think outside the box. Players must rotate a set of coloured cogs until they are all facing in the same direction. The aim is simple, but the game is incredibly devious and requires a great deal of lateral thinking, as tethered cogs make life difficult for you. This really is Sudoku for the iPhone generation.
Bert McDowell of Electric TopHat, said:“We are very happy with the positive reaction Modulo has received from gamers and critics alike. We’ve found that once people start playing the game, they find it very hard to put it down and that is extremely gratifying to see. Update 1.1 expands on the core game and in some ways it’s our big thank you to everyone who picked up Modulo at the initial launch.”
Modulo is available to buy via App store now for£0.59 / $0.95 /€0.67. Update 1.1 is free to existing owners and will be available to download via App Store from May 27th.
For press information, assets or promotional download codes for Modulo, please contact:
Managing Director, Ink Media
t: +44 (0)131 557 2183
m: +44 (0)7525358281
Managing Director, Electric Top Hat
m: +44 (0)7763114741
About Electric TopHat
Started by two experienced video game developers, Electric Top Hat is the newest addition to the games industry in Scotland. With a background in large scale games development, and experience of working on award winning products, they have decided to turn their eye, and skills, to the iPhone market, focusing on fun, casual, mobile games to entertain and enthral all ages.
Robert (Bert) McDowell is an seasoned Irish game developer currently based in Scotland, with over eight years of game development experience and multiple published titles (including the award-winning Crackdown for the Xbox 360). He is now an independent game developer trying to make a living outside the standard publisher / developer relationship, currently focusing on small scale game development for Apple's iPhone platform.
Dave Lees has worked in the video games industry since 1989 spanning platforms such as Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, PC, mobile phones and Microsoft's Xbox 360. He was a founder of Visual Sciences as well as the Technical Manager for DMA. Dave has worked on Hired Guns, Lemmings for Windows, Lemmings Paint Ball, GTA, Crackdown and Medal of Honour amongst others.