Dundee Wednesday 27 May 2009– Tag Games has today launched the first in a series of free updates for its explosive App Store hit, Car Jack Streets. In addition to a huge number of improvements and fixes the free update offers both existing and new players the opportunity to win a limited edition Gold plated iPod Touch, engraved with the Car Jack Streets logo!
Only one exclusive Gold plated Car Jack Streets iPod Touch will be produced in conjunction with Goldstriker International ( www.goldstriker.co.uk). Tag expects the competition to appeal to anyone with a love of bling! Competition entry is simple, gamers must collect all of the 50 hidden packages strewn across Jack City and register to the online ranking boards. The competition closes on 3rd July 2009 when Tag will draw one winner at random.
While the innovative crime simulator received an average review score of 8.2 from over 22 leading game review sites, the update has been created entirely around the suggestions of both player and critic feedback. Delivering the best in dedicated fan service, Tag Games has listened closely to the fans and has modified the game based on their suggestions.
Creative director at Tag Games Jamie Bryan said:“Because we are an independent developer, we really appreciate every single sale of our games and really do take onboard the feedback we receive in the hope of producing bigger and better titles that cater to the fans. This really is a massive update that revamps many aspects of the game that critics felt could have been improved on. I think players of the initial launch will be pleasantly surprised by what we have done in this update, while newcomers will experience a slick title, offering hours of mayhem and fun.”
The first expansive update will add a wide range of new features and fixes to Car Jack Streets including:
*Fully interactive‘Jack City’ map available from your GPS
*All major reported bugs will be remedied once players install the update
*New‘steering wheel’ control method for casual players and increased button responsiveness
*Randal now has increased lives. Players now have five chances to pay mob boss Frankie, making the game less harsh if you miss a payment
*Randal can now carry up to five weapons at a time and cycle through them at will
*Players now have the option of returning to their condo safe house to save weapons and vehicle before exiting the game
*Two new vehicles. The destructive Sports Utility Tank and the Sky Copter
*Players can now play their own iPod music in the game
The second update pack for Car Jack Streets iPhone is already in development at Tag Games, with a targeted release date for early June. It will further bolster the game with multiple languages and further improvements. Also, a free survival mode mini-game is also in development entitled Car Jack Streets: Survival. Inspired by classic games such as Smash TV and Geometry Wars, Tag hope it will both appeal to those yet to purchase the game as well as existing CJS fans.
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Car Jack Streets is currently available now on the iPhone App Store priced£1.79 / $2.99 / Euro 2.39.
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About Tag Games
Tag Games is an independent game development studio and publisher based in Dundee, Scotland. Formed in 2006 Tag has quickly established itself as a leader in the creation of games for mobile platforms.
After earning critical acclaim with their launch title Dead Water Tag have since successfully released 11 mobile games across a variety of genres and supporting a wide number of mobile technologies including iPhone, Android, J2ME, BREW, Blackberry in addition to Nintendo DS and Sony PSP.
Tag’s reputation for flexibility, innovation and delivery is second to none, successfully balancing the creation of original IP alongside development of licensed and commission titles. Tag Games partners include Connect2Media, I-play, Big Fish Games, GlobalFun, Red Kite Animation and Sandlot Games.
During 2009 Tag Games has become one of the first big name mobile game studios to begin development of a range of titles exclusively for the Google Android operating system, one of only a small handful of companies doing so in the UK.