DALLAS (December 1, 2009)– MumboJumbo, leading developer and publisher of premium casual games, has teamed with Tribeka, the brains behind the on-demand manufacturing offered at the new Microsoft Stores, to distribute a five-game assortment through the stores software kiosk system. Microsoft Stores debuted in October and in-store kiosks offer on-demand manufacturing of PC titles to their customers.
MumboJumbo titles that will be available for on-demand manufacturing, include 7 Wonders Treasures of Seven, Samantha Swift and the Hidden Roses of Athena, LUXOR: Quest for the Afterlife, Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy and Zombie Bowl-o-Rama. The Microsoft Store has lined up hundreds of software titles using Tribeka’s SoftWide system that customers can download using a touch-screen kiosk—the software disc, cover and manuals are then created on site in minutes for the customer to take home.
“We’re very excited to bring premium casual game content to the Microsoft Store,” said Mark Cottam, CEO of MumboJumbo.“The on-demand capabilities that Tribeka has introduced to the PC audience are cutting edge, and we’re pleased to be included in the line up.”
The assortment from MumboJumbo includes titles from their most popular franchises. 7 Wonders Treasures of Seven is a match three game that tasks players with building the 7 Wonders of the world with building blocks collected by matching colorful runes.
Samantha Swift and the Hidden Roses of Athena is a hidden-object adventure game that follows a spunky archaeologist on her quest to recover finds for the Museum of Secrets Lost. The game includes seek-and-find game play as well as puzzles and adventure elements.
LUXOR: Quest for the Afterlife is a marble-shooter action game in which players fire colored orbs to create chains of matching colors, which eliminates the orbs from the advancing chain. The player must eliminate all spheres before they reach the pyramid.
Another hidden-object adventure title offered is Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy. The seek-and-find puzzler takes players on a journey to uncover the truth behind the death of one of America’s greatest writers.
The quirky Zombie Bowl-o-Rama is a bowling game with a twist. The player must bowl down advancing zombies to save the town from a takeover by the undead.
Each title will retail for $19.95 at the Microsoft Stores, and will become available through the on-demand kiosks in the coming months.
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, MumboJumbo LLC™ is a worldwide publisher, developer and mass marketer of premium casual games for PC, mobile, handheld devices and game consoles. MumboJumbo games are downloadable at its website as well as key game portals, or purchased at retail through mass merchants, computer retailers and specialty outlets. MumboJumbo owns and operates studios located in Dallas and Vladivostok, Russia, and publishes and distributes software through its subsidiaries worldwide. For more information please visit our website at www.mumbojumbo.com.
Tribeka’s SoftWide® platform is revolutionizing the way software and entertainment product is bought and sold, a worldwide market in excess of $50 billion. SoftWide® is currently the world’s only solution for manufacturing software and entertainment categories in store, without stock. The unique solution provides, on site, a full product that is identical to the mass-produced item and the whole process takes just two to three minutes, allowing retailers to offer their customers an unbeatable range of products that are always available.
Tribeka has secured licensing agreements with most leading publishers for worldwide delivery and users of the SoftWide® platform include Carrefour, the world’s second largest retailer, in Europe, Fujifilm and Big W in Australia, and Microsoft in the USA.
Tribeka is based in London, UK.