MINNEAPOLIS, MN - Jul 31, 2013 - Soul and Vibe Interactive Inc. (OTCQB: SOUL), "The Company," a video and computer games company, today announced it has entered into an Agreement with Mexico-based Larva Game Studios to develop two new video game properties for the Soul and Vibe label. The games include Soul and Vibe's original intellectual property (IP) Grimwhiskers, and Larva Game Studios' original IP Last Day On Earth, both targeting teen and older audiences. Per the terms of the Agreement, Larva Game Studios is to develop the games and Soul and Vibe is to produce, publish, market, and manage distribution of the titles.
Founded in 2007, Larva Game Studios is one of the largest and fastest growing game developers in Mexico. The studio specializes in console and PC game development, mobile game and app development, and art outsourcing. Larva is currently working on two original IP games, Last Day On Earth and Night Vigilante.
"We are very excited to work with the talented development team at Larva on Grimwhiskers and Last Day On Earth. Grimwhiskers is a great IP that we are excited to share with gamers, and the studio has put a lot of hard work into Last Day On Earth. Larva has a very strong creative and programming talent; the play mechanics and overall tone of Last Day On Earth make it a very compelling gaming experience," stated Soul and Vibe CEO and President, Peter Anthony Chiodo ("Tony").
Larva Game Studios' CEO Jorge Morales added, "Soul and Vibe's multi-platform game development and launch strategy is ideal in today's dynamic gaming industry. Tony has assembled a very impressive team and we are eager to start working with them to develop games that will excite and engage players the world over, from the United States to the fast emerging Latin American market."
Ken Gratz, Product Development Director of Larva Game Studios, commented, "Larva's and Soul and Vibe's team share a common goal of producing engaging and original content. This partnership will allow us to share our creativity with the world through Soul and Vibe's distribution channels, and achieve greater consumer reach beyond what we are capable of alone. There is quite a bit of talent and experience in both companies, and I look forward to continuing this already synergistic relationship."
Grimwhiskers takes players into the heart of the Caribbean with a band of misfit pirates on a quest to recover their most prized possession, their ship, from a diabolical, and seemingly smarter, enemy. Set against a backdrop of voodoo and magical lore, draw weapons and run, jump, tumble, climb, swing, board, swim, and war-cry your way to fortune and glory. Grimwhiskers will be developed for consoles, mobile devices, and personal computers.
Designed to appeal to teen and mature gamers, Last Day On Earth is set in the year is 2022. The Earth as a whole faces a looming catastrophe, as an alien race called "The Hive" has successfully breached every developed nation's defenses and is now systematically attempting to destroy all of mankind. It's up to the remaining survivors to protect the last bastion on Earth, the island of Utopia. Last Day On Earth blends the gripping action of a third-person shooter with the strategic building and defending gameplay of a tower defense game. To view the game's teaser please visit: www.ldoegame.com or http://www.youtube.com/soulandvibe.
About Larva Game Studios
Originally founded in 2007, Larva Game Studios is now one of the largest and fastest growing video game developers in Mexico. The studio has garnered a great deal of experience on multiple platforms, starting early on with the co-development of Lucha Libre: Heroes del Ring. Since then, the company has grown catering to full console and PC game development, mobile game and app development, and art outsourcing. The studio is currently working on two original IPs, Last Day On Earth and Night Vigilante.
About Soul and Vibe Interactive Inc.
Soul and Vibe Interactive Inc. (also Soul & Vibe Interactive Inc. on www.sec.gov) is a publisher of games and games-related content for consoles, mobile devices, and personal computers addressing a $56 billion market projected to grow to $82 billion by 2015. The Company specializes in the creation of original intellectual properties and has extensive experience licensing world-renowned brands from influential companies. Soul and Vibe has a license agreement with General Mills, and game development and publishing agreements for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, Windows 8, Windows Live, and Windows Phone from Microsoft, and the PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system and PlayStation® Vita (PS Vita) from Sony. Through partnerships with technically sophisticated software developers located all over the world, Soul and Vibe transforms unique concepts into engaging, highly accessible, and affordable games and entertainment experiences. www.soulandvibe.com.
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