London, April 4th: UK Video game distributor Reef Entertainment, GMG Play and First Star Software, Inc. today announced the pending European release of BOULDER DASH®-XL 3D™ for the Nintendo 3DS™.

BOULDER DASH®-XL 3D™ was developed for Xbox LIVE Arcade and PC by Catnip Games, GmbH & Co. KG and ported to the Nintendo 3DS™ by Ludosity AB. BOULDER DASH®-XL 3D™ will be released by GMG Play in the North American market.

In this sequel to the 1984 classic action-puzzler, players set forth as Rockford™ or Crystal™ and mine their way through a variety of hazardous, yet stunning, three dimensional caves whilst avoiding crushing boulders and an eerie menagerie of killer creatures.


? Dazzling 3D Graphics glisten on Nintendo 3DS

? 4 Varied Gaming Worlds (Ice, Ancient, Reactor, Space)

? 5 Game Modes (Arcade, Puzzle, Zen, Score Attack and Retro)

? Over 150 All New and Exciting Caves to Conquer

? New Scoring mechanics provide an exciting challenge for high score hunters.

? Share unlocks and high score with your friends via StreetPass

BOULDER DASH®-XL 3D™ will be available for £19.99 / €29.99 across Europe July 20th 2012


For more information about BOULDER DASH®-XL 3D™ or other Reef Entertainment products please contact Will Curley (


About Reef Entertainment:

Established in 2005, Reef Entertainment is based in offices near the city of Milton Keynes, UK. Created as a UK based computer games publishing company, Reef is an independent studio-style organisation - not owned by or connected to any other major entertainment group - to provide Developers and Content Owners with distinct and alternate routes to markets worldwide.

About GMG Play: GMG Play with offices in Santa Monica, California is a next generation digital entertainment publisher occupying mainstream, top trending and modern gaming platforms. Having published over 200 titles and commercialized over 100 international product licenses, the team at GMG Play combines a small, efficient in-house core with a network of top-level outsourced personnel. GMG Play is currently developing, producing and publishing an array of games, content, applifications and media on current and future console platforms, PC and on all current and next generation smartphone platforms.

About First Star Software, Inc

Founded in 1982, First Star Software, Inc. develops, licenses and publishes games across all platforms including cell-phones, SmartPhones, Tablets, hand-held devices, home computers and next generation consoles. Creators of numerous best selling and award winning computer titles including Boulder Dash® and the SPY vs. SPY® series of games, millions of units of each series have been sold throughout the world. A privately held corporation, it is one of a very few surviving publishers from the early 1980’s that are run by the original founders. For more information please visit

Boulder Dash®-XL 3D™ is is a registered trademark of FIRST STAR SOFTWARE, INC. The names and likenesses of Rockford™ and Crystal™ are trademarks of FIRST STAR SOFTWARE, INC. Boulder Dash®-XL 3D™ Copyright © 1984-2012 FIRST STAR SOFTWARE, INC. All rights reserved. The original Boulder Dash was created by Peter Liepa with Chris Gray. Boulder Dash®-XL 3D™ was created and developed by Catnip Games GmbH& Co. KG with FIRST STAR SOFTWARE, INC. and ported by Ludosity AB. Visit for all things Boulder Dash® GMG Play is a trademark of Giant Media Group LLC. Trademarks are property of their respective owners. Nintendo 3DS is a trademark of Nintendo. © 2012 Nintendo. Spy vs. Spy is a registered trademark of E.C. Publications, Inc.  

Games PressGames Press is the leading online resource for games journalists. Used daily by magazines, newspapers, TV, radio, online media and retailers worldwide, it offers a vast, constantly updated archive of press releases and assets, and is the simplest and most cost-effective way for PR professionals to reach the widest possible audience. Registration for the site and the Games Press email digest is available, to the trade only, at