Connect2Media & Tag Games: Internet smash Tumblebugs announced for iPhone & iPod Touch

7 08 2009

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New version greatly expands on the multi-million player original

For Immediate Release – Manchester, 7th August 2009: Clocking well over 35 million online plays and downloads since its initial launch in 2005, the puzzle phenomenon Tumblebugs is making its way to iPhone and iPod Touch consoles, courtesy of Dundee-based developer Tag Games and Manchester-based publisher Connect2Media. The collaboration will see a revamped version of Wildifre Studios’ original title, developed exclusively for Apple devices and launching on iTunes in August.

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Assyria Game Studios Announce Future Racer for iPhone and iPod Touch

27 07 2009

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Debut title from independent developer set to kick App Store into warp speed

Middlesbrough – 28 July 2009 – Independent developer Assyria Game Studio has today revealed its debut mobile title due for release on iPhone and iPod Touch. The incredibly slick Future Racer is a high speed, anti-gravity racer boasting fully 3D environments and a wide range of fiendish tracks set to test your reflexes to the limit.

From complicated toxic sewer networks, winding forests littered with hazards and illuminated night-time cityscapes, each of the six tracks are bursting with character. Future Racer strikes the perfect balance between delivering high speed thrills and impressive visuals, without compensating style for speed.

Integrating full tilt control, the game is easy to pick up and play but difficult to master, with fiendish AI players and the ongoing pressure of racing against the clock. Moving away from combat-based pickups, Future Racer focuses purely on speed and skill, with power-ups including speed boosts and subtracting precious seconds from your finishing time.

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Connect2Media: Pocket Gamer Post Timeloop Gameplay Video

20 07 2009

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Handheld and mobile game site Pocket Gamer has posted up a gameplay video for Connect2Media’s forthcoming iPhone puzzle title Timeloop.

The video shows you how to solve the games fiendish puzzles by looping time and working with past versions of yourself. Fans of similar brain-melting titles Braid and Portal will get a real kick out of Timelop when it launches on the App Store soon. Players must help Nik, the plucky janitor robot save a science lab after the place goes haywire, saving trapped scientists and feline test subjects along the way.

Thanks to Pocket Gamer for featuring Timeloop and posting this video online.





JohnnyTwoShoes: High Speed Chase iPhone 2.0 burns rubber on App Store today

1 07 2009

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Intense road battles and explosive gunplay to get the adrenaline flowing

1 July 2009 – London: Get your seatbelts on, your airbags ready and your guns loaded, as High Speed Chase 2.0, the latest high-octane release from innovative flash and mobile developer JohnnyTwoShoes, launches on App store today.

Launching at £0.59 / $0.97 / €0.69, High Speed Chase 2.0 mixes classic, top-down racing with intense gunplay, similar to iconic retro classic Spyhunter. This new version has been completed developed from the ground up, based on customer feedback and critic response to deliver pure fan service for new and returning players alike.

The game has taken a huge leap since the original flash and iPhone 1.0 release that saw players taking down as many cars as possible for high scores. Version 2.0 offers 20 expansive missions that tasks players with taking out target vehicles, using a wide range of weapons, stunts and insane power-ups.

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JohnnyTwoShoes – High Speed Chase 2.0 Gameplay Trailer Unveiled

30 06 2009

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London-based flash and mobile developer JohnnyTwoShoes has revealed the first gameplay trailer for its explosive new title High Speed Chase 2.0, which will be boosting its way onto iPhone and iPod Touch consoles in July. The game mixes intense road battles, ludicrous stunts and explosive gunplay as you tear across 20 action packed missions takign out targets as you go.

Take a look at the video below and prepare to be blown away. We’ll have more on the gamein the run up to launch so keep checking back.

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Welcome Aboard: Connect2Media

26 06 2009

Image2Ink Media can today announce that is is teaming up with Manchester-based iPhone developer Connect2Media, to assist the studio with its forthcoming season of new games. Kicking off with the mind-bending, time-warping puzzle title Timeloop,  expect to see a lot on this superb developer in weeks to come.

Here is their official Summer title launch press release. Please get in touch if you would like assets or review code for any of these titles. Official game releases are on the way as the games hit the app store. Watch this space!

CONNECT2MEDIA ANNOUNCE IPHONE LINE UP

26th June 2009

Connect2Media, has announced their iPhone release schedule for the summer with a line-up that includes titles like classic casual title ‘Tumblebugs’ and brand new IP ‘Timeloop’.

Connect2Media has already released ‘Go! Go! Rescue Squad!’ on the App Store and the next game will be ‘Timeloop’, another brand new IP created in-house at the company’s Manchester development studio. Timeloop is an arcade puzzle game which sees the player using short jumps in time (Timeloops) to travel back in time to help their previous self solve puzzles – really, it makes sense in-game!

Next up comes classic casual game ‘Tumblebugs’. With well over 35 million downloads or free-plays to date of the web version the game is a true ‘mass market’ product. The game has topped download charts on all of the major games sites including Yahoo!, Big Fish Games, Shockwave, AOL and Oberon and spent four months in Real Arcade’s top ten. The iPhone version has been created by Tag Games who have scored a massive App Store hit with their excellent ‘Car Jack Streets’.

‘String ‘Em In’ hits the App Store next. The interactive TV smash hit is already played by millions around the world. The intuitive word game is available to over 11 million homes in the UK alone, enjoying exceptional replay rates and becoming the most played game on Virgin Media UK cable network. The game has recently launched on Facebook where it has enjoyed immense international success.

Then the first of brand new, cross-platform, franchise ‘365 Sudoku’ arrives on the App Store. The 365 brand is aimed squarely at casual gamers and is the first in a line of trustworthy products that will deliver timelessly playable games in a slick, iPhone environment with presentation and features that make full use of the iPhone’s features.

“Like the iPhone, the App Store is a unique channel that demands new ways to market product,” said Eric Hobson, CEO of Connect2Media. “By not rushing into the market immediately we have been able to come in with a dedicated roadmap and marketing campaigns that will address all manner of iPhone and iPod touch consumer.”

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For more information, assets, promotional codes or ad hoc builds of any of the above titles, please contact:

Dave Cook
MD, Ink Media
The Next-Gen Public Relations company
t: 0131-557-2183
m: 07525-358-281
w: www.ink-media.co.uk
twitter: davescook

Stephen Hey
Connect2Media
T: +44 (0)161 233 1839
E: shey@connect2media.com

About Connect2Media

Connect2Media develops and publishes interactive entertainment across multiple platforms including mobile, web and interactive TV. Headquartered in Manchester, UK, the company distributes globally including EMEA, Latin America and Asia. Connect2Media publishes and distributes a number of major franchises including Guitar Hero®, World Poker Tour and Civilisation as well as a range of original properties including Go! Go! Rescue Squad! The company has a number of third party relationships with major software, entertainment and media franchise holders who to take their IP’s to new platforms. Headquartered in Manchester, UK, with offices in Paris, Munich, Madrid, Krakow, Tel Aviv, Sao Paulo and Bangkok, Connect2Media is firmly established as a global force in multi-platform publishing.

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iPhone 3.0 & the Future of Mobile Gaming

16 06 2009

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Now that I’ve returned from my holiday all tanned, with the internet now fixed in our office and with a string of great projects kicking off this week, normal posting can resume.

First, last week saw three of our clients, Dynamo Games, Tag Games and Digital Goldfish interviewed by GamesIndustry.biz on iPhone 3.o, the evolution of handheld distribution and what the future holds for the mobile gaming industry.

It’s a superb read, so if you are into Apple, mobile gaming and gadgetry of any kind, this is a must-read.

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/iphone-3-0

Let us know what you make of the piece and your opinions on iPhone 3.0