The Screetch for iOS Press Release

MOSCOW, Russia, 2010— Piston Games announced availability of The Screetch game for iPhone and iPod touch. The Screetch provides an addictive and outstanding gameplay with collecting Screetches that capturing cloudy spheres. Your goal is to release them and catch all Screetches into flask. The Screetch character was inspired by oil accident in the Gulf of Mexico. Piston Games is Russian-based developer of puzzle games for iOS.

"Russians invent most of greatest puzzle games. Tetris was invented by Alexey Pajitnov in 1984. Color Lines developed by Oleg Demin in 1992. Even match-3 mechanics was invented in Russia. PopCap launched first version of Bejeweled in 2000, but six years earlier, in 1994, Eugene Alemzhin had developed Shariki," said Sergey Filippov, technical director of Piston Games. "This game inspired PopCap to develop most popular puzzle game nowadays— Bejeweled. Now Russia come back to puzzle gaming scene with The Screetch game."

"Puzzle genre is censored by most websites about handheld games. The most popular genre (Tetris and Bejeweled still top-sales games in all AppStores) was banned and have no any mentions at videogames websites. Maybe they boycott puzzle games because of complication with reviewing them," said Igor Kuznetsov, game director for The Screetch. "Of course, it's easier to talk about action and another genres, but information blockade is not solution. Even lead puzzle game developing companies are ignored by top websites about iPhone games."

"Some people said, that games take away their free time. But everyone can remember situation, when you want to kill time: in line, in airport or even on toilet sink. You can have fun in all these periods of idleness," said Anton Gladkoborodov, Founder of Piston Games. "That's why sessions of Screetch lasts as long as you wish. You have time to play."

Screetch features drop-dead graphics, gorgeous effects and animation. Players can challenge each other for being the best in one of 12 divisions or pretend on place in major league in Global Rating system. Using Facebook account you can keep in touch with your friends and compare your score with friends achievements. The Screetch is match-3 puzzle game, but the core mechanics unique and you don't find anything similar on iPhone.

Each level will represent new landscapes and characters - more than dozen of Screetches can be captured and stored in Trophies section. Piston Games cares about players, so even color blindness isn't obstacle for entertainment. And in spite of newfangled rules, game is simple for understanding— you just clear spheres and capture the Screetch.

The Screetch game for iPhone and iPod touch now available in the App Store http://itunes.apple.com/app/the-screetch/id382329317?mt=8

To learn more about the Screetch, please visit official site: http://thescreetch.com

Gameplay trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gChuAM78Xc

Press kit: http://thescreetch.com/The-Screetch-Press-Kit.zip

About Piston Games

Piston Games is game developer company based in Russia, Moscow. Our company creates stylish, fun and addictive puzzle games for iOS compatible devices. Piston Games titles are its self-published iOS games Color Lines and The Screetch.

Contacts

Igor Kuznetsov

Public Relations

skype: brainsolid

+7 910 456 11 46

igor.kuznetsov@piston-games.com


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