San Francisco, CA– August 13, 2009– Plus+, a publisher of iPhone and iPod touch games, and MumboJumbo, a developer and publisher of critically acclaimed casual games, are bringing the award-winning PC and Mac classic LUXOR to the iPhone and iPod touch.
LUXOR, the No. 1 marble-shooter game, will make its debut on the App Store this August with exciting community gameplay features enabled by Plus+, the free social play network.
“Plus+ publishing is delighted to team up with a talented company like MumboJumbo to launch our first title,” said Simon Jeffery, Chief Publishing Officer, Plus+.“This award-winning franchise will be the first of many top caliber games that players will enjoy on Plus+.”
The LUXOR franchise has amassed more than 75 million downloads worldwide with its fun and addictive gameplay. The Egyptian-themed classic has earned distinctions like Casual Game of the Year, Best Puzzle Game, Best Visual Arts and Best Audio among other industry awards. LUXOR, the pioneer of the franchise, now gets amped with the power of touch and tilt, and the network features of Plus+.
In LUXOR, the god’s evil minions have unleashed chains of colored spheres to destroy the pyramids of Ancient Egypt. Players must clear these chains by color-matching three or more spheres. Native controls allow players to slide, tap, shake and tilt to manipulate the magical winged, side-scrolling shooter and launch power-ups. The fate of Ancient Egypt is literally in the player’s hands.
Plus+ registrants in LUXOR can experience not only the touch innovation of a genre classic, but also the added depth of social play. Players can send challenges to friends via Facebook and Twitter, blaze to the top of global leaderboards and earn points on Plus+. These social play elements add to the hours of gameplay packed across 88 levels of chain-blasting strategy.
“It’s a thrill for us to bring LUXOR to the iPhone and iPod touch with Plus+,” said Mark Cottam, Chief Executive Officer, MumboJumbo.“We are delighted to work with Plus+, drawing on the company’s unrivaled marketing capabilities as well as the Plus+ Network player benefits that will enhance the LUXOR experience on our fans’ favorite device.”
To get the latest media and news for LUXOR, please visit http://www.luxoriphone.com.
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 http://www.mumbojumbo.com.
Plus+ publishing is a division of ngmoco that brings externally-developed titles to the App Store. The Plus+ Network is a social play service free to players that harnesses the iPhone OS 3.0 technology and enables players to create a persistent profile, challenge friends via social channels, compete for leaderboard glory, participate in game events and discover new games. To stay tuned intoexciting developments with Plus+, visit http://www.plusplus.com.
Headquartered in San Francisco, ngmoco was founded in 2008 by game industry veterans committed to the new mobile landscape opened up by Apple’s iPhone. ngmoco creates and publishes games built specifically for the iPhone made in collaboration with the best and brightest game makers in the world. Founded by Neil Young, Bob Stevenson, Alan Yu and Joe Keene, the company’s investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield&Byers, Norwest Venture Partners and Maples Investments.
To witness the lives and minds of the ngmoco team at work on the future of iPhone and iPod touch games, please visit http://www.ngmoco.com.
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