Halifax, UK - 6th October 2011: Rabbit astronaut Captain Zack Carrots has landed on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad for his first action-packed sci-fi adventure, Red Planet Rescue, which is out now exclusively on the App Store.
Developed by Puppetman Productions (BBC, Channel 4) in collaboration with acclaimed illustrator Chris Mould (Aardman, Something Wickedly Weird), Red Planet Rescue is a simple- but-fiendishly-addictive action game where you have to help renowned space hero Captain Jack Carrots rescue kidnapped cute-and-cuddly bunnies from dastardly aliens.
Red Planet Rescue features 30 levels (with many more to follow in subsequent updates), simple touch-screen controls to release bombs, weapons and bunnies to defeat the aliens, plus great voice acting and sound effects. In addition, Red Planet Rescue has wonderfully original graphics, created by artist and author Chris Mould, who has worked on projects for Aardman Animation and Hodder Children’s Books, and is most well-known for his Something Wickedly Weird illustrated novels.
“ I really feel that Chris’ unique and individual art style sets Red Planet Rescue apart from all other games on the App Store,” said Managing Director of Puppetman Productions, Matt Howarth. “ I’m looking forward to developing more games with the bonkers bunny Zack Carrots, in addition to an animated series, books and other media.”
Red Planet Rescue is now available for $0.99/€0.79/£0.69 from the App Store for iPhone and iPod touch: www.itunes.com/appstore
Watch the gameplay trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/user/zackcarrots
For all the latest news and videos, become a fan of Zack Carrots on Facebook, follow @zackcarrots on Twitter, or hit the website www.redplanetrescue.com
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After leaving Granada TV as head of 3D and Digital FX, Matt Howarth founded
Puppetman Productions to specialise in live action video, animation, digital special effects and other digital projects including games. Puppetman Productions has worked on numerous projects including the Discovery Kids series Gross! for which they won a Royal TV Society Award, Channel 4's The Machine, and the BBC’s University Challenge - and been nominated for a BAFTA for work on ITV's Cold Feet. www.puppetman.net
Chris trained at the Leeds School of Art, and has been a freelance illustrator/author since 1991. Clients have included the Royal Shakespeare Company, Aardman Animation, Oxford University Press, Channel 4 and Harper Collins. Chris wrote and illustrated the Something Wickedly Weird series of books - www.somethingwickedlyweird.com and you can keep up to speed with his current projects at www.chrismould.blogspot.com/