OTTAWA, Ontario - March 25, 2010
Playbrains, an independent game development studio, today announced that Babo Crash, their frenzied match-3 action-puzzler, is slated to launch on the iPhone, iPod Touch and Android mobile devices on March 29th. The game also features native support for the iPad, and owners of the new Apple tablet can enjoy even more eye-popping graphics when it launches on April 3rd– rather than simply up-scaling, Babo Crash was re-egineered for the iPad’s vibrant screen and designed to take advantage of its advanced hardware.
Babo Crash starts out familiar - with tried-and-true gem-swapping gameplay. But it doesn’t stay in that comfort zone for long, adding controllable hero characters when players match four or more, each with their own special abilities. Then it ramps up the intensity one level at a time, adding challenges like real-time enemy combat, destructive powerups, chain reactions and evolving objectives. Even better, players can actually rotate the screen to shift the direction of gravity– an important strategy as the battlefield becomes riddled with obstacles.
Babo Crash brings frenetic match-three action and a slew of cool features to the iPhone, iPad and Android phones:
• Addictive, high tempo match-three puzzle action
• Vibrant visual style with over-the-top special effects
• Multiple control schemes suite various styles of play
• Rack up huge scores in Overtime, a hyper-speed bonus round
• Strategically rotate your device to control collapses and navigate bombs
• Unleash heroic abilities to destroy tons of gems at once
• Combo/multiplier system - the faster you match, the higher your score
• 21 levels to ramp up the madness
• Leaderboards and Achievements via OpenFeint
Babo Crash will be availbe on iPhone, iPod Touch and Android mobile devices on March 29th for $0.99, with iPad support available immediately on April 3rd. For additional details, visit http://www.playbrains.com/babocrash.
To download the electronic press kit for Babo Crash, including the debut trailer and screenshots from the iPad version, visit this link.
Playbrains is a game development studio specializing in digitally-distributed fun, creating console and PC titles that blur the lines between downloadable and retail games. They absolutely believe that downloaded entertainment can be as rich and immersive as traditional retail games, and are committed to creating easily-distributed, high-quality fun across all game genres. They previously created the Xbox Live Arcade hit Madballs In... Babo: Invasion.
Chris Heintz, TriplePoint for Playbrains