Ninjatown: Trees of Doom! for iPhone and iPod touch Available Now on the Apple App Store!

CROMWELL, CT– May 6, 2010– Premier game developer Venan Entertainment (Space Miner: Space Ore Bust) and designer toy studio Shawnimals today announced that Ninjatown: Trees of Doom! is now available for the iPhone and iPod touch. At only $1.99, this game is perhaps the best ninja-related deal EVER.

It’s a sunny day. You are a Wee Ninja dreaming of ninja star cookies and awesome moves. Ol’ Master Ninja awakens you with a poke from his hickory cane:”It is time to test your skills with the most dangerous of challenges, young ninja.” Like so many before you, it's time to ascend the Dark Forest trees, and face all of their obstacles: ninja-hating Devils that fly, shoot and poke, the deadly Dark Syrup, and Mount Feroshi’s lava balls. It is times like these when a ninja must dig deep and unleash climbing skills and a keen eye for power-ups!

“Ninjatown: Trees of Doom! falls into the‘go as far as you can’ genre on the iPhone. Our goal was to inject sophistication and strategy to this kind of game,” said Brandon Curiel, CEO at Venan.“Humor and adorableness was important too,” added Shawn Smith, creator of Shawnimals.“Micro-sized, yet, endlessly replayable games are where the iPhone really shines as a game platform, and I think we’ve cooked up something special!”

For those that want to go down in ninja lore, the game has integrated Plus+ technology for global leaderboards and awards, and also includes Facebook and Twitter support for players to share their progress with friends and followers.

Ninjatown: Trees of Doom! is produced by Pickle King Productions ( www.pickleking.com) and is self-published by Venan under its Venan Arcade ( www.venanarcade.com) label. Stay up to date on the game at http://www.twitter.com/OlMasterNinja or www.facebook.com/ninjatown.

About Venan Entertainment, Inc.

A pioneer in the development of high-quality titles for mobile and handheld gaming platforms, Venan Entertainment, Inc of Cromwell, Connecticut has developed award-winning games for the Nintendo DS™, iPhone, iPod, and hundreds of mobile devices since it was founded in 2002. Their extensive body of work includes the critically acclaimed self released Space Miner: Space Ore Bust, the BAFTA-nominated Nintendo DS™ strategy title Ninjatown, the Mobile Excellence Game of the Year-winning MONOPOLY for mobile devices, the award-winning High Seas: Guns and Gold, and the NBA LIVE series for both mobile devices and the iPhone and iPod Touch.

www.venan.com

About Shawnimals

Shawnimals is a Chicago-based character design studio that believes in the power of unbridled, astonishing, ridiculous joy. Each Shawnimal product comes with its own story that starts in the vast Shawnimaland universe, but is then given over to you to continue each unique creature's adventure in your own universe. Our huggable friends appear as designer toys, lifestyle accessories, apparel, comic books, video games, and as anything that fosters companionship. We believe that the best artistic experiences are participatory and affordable, and that– with an open heart– friendship can happen between you and just about anything. Even facial hair.

www.shawnimals.com

About Pickle King Productions:

Pickle King specializes in aligning intellectual property and brands with development talent to create unforgettable videogames and interactive experiences. Founded by three partners with decades in the videogame industry, the company is at the forefront of the digital delivery revolution.

www.pickleking.com

Media Contact:

Edith Yang

Sandbox Strategies

(424) 259-2205

edith@sandboxstrat.com


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