Nov. 19, 2008 - TikGames (San Mateo, Calif.) and Creat Studios (Canton, Mass.) today announced a partnership between the two companies to deliver next-generation console games for download on the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. Offered via the PlayStation®Network, the titles in development through this new partnership are scheduled for release this winter and include Magic Ball, Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom and Cuboid.
Magic Ball, licensed under agreement with Alawar Entertainment, takes a very simple idea - a ball, a paddle and a pile of bricks - and turns the player loose in a dynamic 3D environment of destructible pirates, dragons and more. "I was very pleased to see this amazing iteration of our Magic Ball franchise come to life on the PLAYSTATION 3," said Alexander Lyskovsky, CEO of Alawar. "The 3D graphics are eye-catching and entertaining and the gameplay will have players engaged for many hours." The initial release of this version of Magic Ball will include over 40 exciting levels and both local and online multiplayer action, with over 20 additional levels scheduled to be available at a later date.
Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom will be the first mahjong game available for PLAYSTATION Network, offering a narrated story mode that whisks players away into a storybook adventure, revealing hand-illustrated ancient Chinese tales one game at a time. The challenging Motion Mode will test both wit and reflexes as players match the moving tiles, while Infinity Mode allows gamers to choose from numerous classic game layouts and tile sets. Plus, multiplayer competitive play options will be included as well. "Mahjong Tales not only delivers a robust feature set with countless levels for both single and multiplayer gameplay, but it also has been meticulously and artistically created to take advantage of the console's high definition capabilities," said Anatoly Tikhman, founder and CEO of TikGames. A level editor and level packs are also planned for post-launch release.
Cuboid is a stunning 3D puzzle game in which players navigate ancient ruins and lush environments, maneuvering a mysteriously marked cube through holes to reveal hidden treasures. "Cuboid will bend your mind with its addictive puzzles and engage the senses with amazing graphicsand soothing music. It will immerse you in a surrealistic puzzle world," said Vladimir Starzhevsky, CEO of Creat Studios. The initial release of Cuboid will include 66 twisted levels to engage players, with premium packs available later to include more levels and a custom level creator.
Magic Ball, Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom and Cuboid will include PLAYSTATION 3 Trophy support and have been rated "E" for Everyone by the Entertainment Software Rating Board for this platform.
"PlayStation", "PLAYSTATION" and "PS" Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. The PLAYSTATION Network Logo is a service mark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Magic BallTM is a trademark of Alawar Entertainment, Inc. Game is developed under license from Alawar Entertainment, Inc.© 2008 Alawar Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved.
About TikGames: TikGames, LLC was founded in 2002 by Anatoly Tikhman with a plan to develop the most innovative and entertaining games for digital distribution. Towards that end, he has built an industry-leading studio to deliver a broad range of top quality proprietary games. The company is headquartered in San Mateo, California. Further information is available at http://www.tikgames.com.
About Creat Studios: Creat Studios, Inc. is a premier developer of current and next-generation online, console and handheld games. Founded in 1990, Creat's corporate headquarters are located in Canton, Massachusetts, with development studios in Massachusetts and St. Petersburg, Russia. Creat Studios is an official developer for Sony PSP, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS, Wii and Microsoft Xbox 360, and is a publisher for PlayStation Network. For nearly two decades, Creat Studios has been delivering the highest standards of quality, expertise and client satisfaction to the game industry, and has built its business on meeting and exceeding the expectations of its clients and partners on every project. For more information, please visit http://www.creatstudios.com.
About Alawar Entertainment: Alawar Entertainment, a leading international publisher and distributor of casual games, was founded in 1999. The company's catalog currently includes around 250 globally popular casual games. Alawar's partners include more than 30 developers, to which the company offers the full spectrum of services, from producing, to distribution, to marketing. In addition, Alawar has its own network of online game platforms and cooperates with all of the major online and CD distributors. In 2004, the company was one of the first companies to enter the Russian market for casual games; today, Alawar is its leading participant. Casual games from the company's portfolio are offered through more than 200 leading Russian resources, including Rambler-Games, Games@Mail.ru and the Web sites of the RBC company.
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