SQUARE ENIX ANNOUNCES MENSA ACADEMY

London (May 30th, 2012)Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products and Barnstorm Games, today announce Mensa Academy , a new brain training game that will give players the ultimate grey matter workout.. Mensa Academy will be available from July 27th 2012 in the United Kingdom, Scandinavia and PAL regions for Nintendo® Wii™ and 3DS™, Windows PC platforms, Smartphones and in the near future for HD consoles, Android and iOS.

The game will be packed with a series of fun and stimulating mini-games and challenges, filled with questions endorsed by Mensa, the renowned global high IQ society

Mensa Academy brings something unique to the brain training game market,” stated Roger Cheung, Head of Acquisitions, Square Enix Europe. “We have teamed up with Barnstorm Games to bring this title, developed in cooperation with Mensa, to market in the UK and PAL regions.  Mensa Academy is the most credible game of its kind to date from the definitive experts in the field of measuring and fostering intelligence. The power of the mind is fascinating, the real challenge is how to best maximise its potential. Mensa Academy tangibly tackles this in a user-friendly way, whilst providing hours of entertainment.”

“We are delighted to be partnering with Square Enix for the release of our Mensa Academy title in the UK and PAL regions,” stated Simon Jeffrey, CEO of Barnstorm Games.  “It was important for us to produce a product that exudes the authority of the Mensa brand, whilst providing a vibrant and entertaining environment in which players can train, take the test and challenge their friends.”  

Created in collaboration with Mensa, Mensa Academy offers players the ability to determine and improve their score in Play, Coach and Test modes. Play mode challenges players to take on 100+ replayable levels in five disciplines— Numeracy, Language, Logic, Memory, and Visual, packed with questions. For further training, players can use Coach mode to hone their abilities and assess their progress in key disciplines before taking their skills to the next level in taking the Test and discovering their Mensa Academy score; will all that brain training have paid off?

“It’s fantastic to be working with Barnstorm Games and Square Enix to bring Mensa Academy to the market,” said John Stevenage Chief Executive, British Mensa Ltd. “Not only does the game encourage brain training and challenge the mind it is a great deal of fun for all age groups.”

For more information about Mensa Academy, visit http://www.mensaacademy.com Mensa Academy is developed by Silverball Studios and Barnstorm Games and published by Square Enix Europe.

About Mensa

Mensa is the worldwide organisation for people with IQs in the top two percent of the population. You can take a supervised IQ Test from any one of our centres throughout the UK, Channel Islands and Ireland to find out if you qualify for membership. Tests are scored by Mensa and results are kept confidential

To find out where and how to test in your region visit  www.mensa.org.uk in the United Kingdom and Ireland or  www.mensa.org to find Mensa in your country.

MENSA and the Mensa logo are registered around the world as trademarks/service marks of Mensa International Limited and/or other affiliated Mensa organisations.

About Square Enix Ltd.

Square Enix Ltd., a part of the Square Enix Europe business unit, develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix Group. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as IO Interactive™, Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix Group boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 59 million units worldwide and TOMB RAIDER® which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found at http://www.square-enix.com/eu/en/.

DEUS EX : HUMAN REVOLUTION, CRYSTAL DYNAMICS, DRAGON QUEST, EIDOS, FINAL FANTASY, IO INTERACTIVE, SPACE INVADERS, SQUARE ENIX, the SQUARE ENIX logo, TAITO and TOMB RAIDER are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Square Enix Group. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About Barnstorm Games

Nomisian Ltd t/a Barnstorm Games publishes, distributes and develops interactive entertainment products on multiple formats, available throughout the world.  Titles include: Mensa Brain test, the No.1 iOS Entertainment App in 17 countries; Let’s Draw, the UK No.1 DS title; Thomas the Tank Engine and Hello Kitty Party.

Further information about Barnstorm Games and its products can be found at: www.barnstormgames.com.

Software © 2012 Nomisian Ltd.

About Silverball Studios

Silverball Studios specialises in high-quality, family-friendly games and applications for a wide variety of platforms. Silverball has worked with some of the world's biggest publishers, including Nintendo, Konami and Square Enix and are experts in the sensitive treatment of global brands and IP such as Mario, Thomas the Tank Engine, Frogger and Mensa.

   


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