Volkswagen’s new Touareg is a thrill - even virtually on the iPhone

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Hamburg, Germany, 11 May 2010 - Every iPhone™ and iPod™ touch user can now take the new Volkswagen Touareg for a virtual test drive. The Volkswagen Touareg Challenge can be downloaded worldwide free from the App Store.

The Touareg V6 TDI BlueMotion Technology and the Touareg Hybrid are available to choose from. From ocean drive to off-road adventure: experience the versatility of the new Touareg and put it to the test on six distinct on and off-road courses. In typical rally fashion, the courses must be mastered for the best time in a variety of weather and road conditions. Those who choose the Touareg Hybrid also win additional points for efficient driving. Successfully completed courses automatically unlock more paint jobs and new rims in the car configurator.

The realistic driving physics, dynamic lighting, and custom controls add to the driving fun. Fitting background music enhances the virtual driving fun. Players can enjoy three bands from the Volkswagen Sound Foundation: Tonbandgerät, jona:S und Jupiter Jones.

So that your test drive is more than just virtual, the integrated search function will guide you directly to a nearby Volkswagen dealer. Highscores in the virtual Touareg can be uploaded via Facebook, Twitter, or e-mail buttons for players to contend in international competition.

‘In our games, we not only make sure that we present a brand like Volkswagen and the Touareg product in the best possible way, but also that we offer an attractive implementation which takes into account the needs and desires of gamers,’ says Michael Schade, CEO of FISHLABS Entertainment GmbH.‘We are convinced that this absolutely top-notch iPhone™ promotional game will add the Volkswagen Touareg to Volkswagen’s successful run on the iPhone™.’

‘Our renewed cooperation with FISHLABS was the logical result of the successful app games for the new Polo and Scirocco R last year,’ notes Cornelia Lenz from the Volkswagen eGames team.‘The Hamburgbased studio stands out not only for their understanding of our brand and products, but also for very high quality, innovative ideas, and flexibility.’

About FISHLABS

FISHLABS is specialized in 3D mobile games development of rich racing and action titles on iPhone, iPad, Nokia, Android smartphones and J2ME (Java). The most successful brands of the game developer based in Hamburg, are award-winning titles like Galaxy on Fire™, DEEP™, Blades&Magic™, Rally Master Pro™, and Snowboard Hero™.

FISHLABS is also known for extremely successful ad games on iPhone for clients like Volkswagen and Barclaycard, having dominated the App Store download charts in almost every country for weeks. To date, FISHLABS’ iPhone games generated more than 24 million downloads.

For more information visit www.fishlabs.net.

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