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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Tag Games and Goldstriker International invite you to get your bling on with Car Jack Streets Update!

27 05 2009

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Update 1.1 includes chance to win a limited edition gold plated iPod Touch engraved with the CJS logo!

Dundee Monday 25 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!

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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.

Please contact Ink Media at dave@ink-media.co.uk you would like to interview the team at Tag Games.

Car Jack Streets is currently available now on the iPhone App Store priced £1.79 / $2.99 / Euro 2.39.

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For press information, assets or promotional download codes for Car Jack Streets, please contact:

Dave Cook
Managing Director, Ink Media
t: +44 (0)131 557 2183
m:+44 (0)7525358281
e: fastrez@gmail.com
w: www.inkpr.wordpress.com

Paul Farley
Managing Director, Tag Games
t: +44 (0)1382 220 925

m: +44 (0)7824 614 105
e: paul.farley@tag-games.com
w: www.tag-games.com

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.





Car Jack Streets iPhone a ‘steal’ after price drop

22 05 2009

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Tag Games celebrate App Store success with price cut

Dundee, Friday 22 May 2009 – Following the outstanding success of their handheld crime-simulator Car Jack Streets iPhone, developer Tag Games has dropped the price of the game for a limited time only. The real-time action title has received an average review score of 8.2 from 22 leading game review sites and fantastic user review scores on the App Store. The studio has listened closely to the opinions of Car Jack Streets biggest fans and harshest critics to model both of the forthcoming free update packs on their suggestions.

The developer just keeps on giving back to the gaming community as the game is available on App Store now at the reduced price of £0.59 / $0.99 / Euro 0.79 and a new FAQ guide has been released online to accompany the title. The official Car Jack Streets guide can be found here: http://www.tag-games.com/holdingpages/carjackstreets/images/cjs_faq_v11.pdf

Paul Farley, MD at Tag Games said: “We are grateful to everyone who bought our game first time round and as our way of celebrating, we are lowering our prices to encourage newcomers to try out our game. We feel it is one of the most ambitious titles available on App Store today and would like to invite everyone to give it a try.”

Promo codes of the game are now available for review and Paul Farley at Tag Games is available for comment or interview now. Please contact dave@ink-media.co.uk for more information.

For more information, please visit www.carjackstreets.com

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For press information, assets or promotional download codes for Car Jack Streets, please contact Dave Cook at Ink Media

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.

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Tag Games: Official Car Jack Streets iPhone FAQ Available Now

15 05 2009

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Car Jack Streets iPhone is a superb game. Fact. The game is bigger than the original Grand Theft Auto on PSOne, looks, sounds and plays nicer and the regular free expansion packs mean the game can only get bigger and better.

The lovely team at Dundee-based Tag Games just keep giving and giving. their latest gift to the gamers is a handy online FAQ for the game that explains a lot of the intracicies of the title, how certain things work and tactics you can use to help you pay back murderous mob boss Frankie.

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Check it out online now via the link below and don’t say that Tag Games don’t love you now, because they most certainly do…

http://www.tag-games.com/holdingpages/carjackstreets/images/cjs_faq_v11.pdf





Tag Games: Car Jack Streets available on iPhone now!

4 05 2009

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It’s here! After a long wait the most anticipated iPhone game launch so far finally took place last week as Tag Games released crime simulator Car Jack Streets on App Store – Selling price $4.99 / £2.99 / Euro 3.99. Here’s a press release and a direct link to the download.

Reviews so far have been glowing, we’ll have a compilation of all the reviews for the title so far later on in the week.

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Tag Games Unleashes Car Jack Streets iPhone

The highly anticipated crime-simulator debuts on App Store today

Car Jack Streets iPhone, one of the most anticipated iPhone releases to date explodes onto App Store, courtesy of developer Tag Games.

Created by members of the original Grand Theft Auto team, the title is the closest thing to the original Rockstar franchise available on any mobile device. Utilising the iPhone’s unique features to expand on the original crime-sim template, Car Jack Streets is one of the most expansive titles ever released on Apple’s device.

The action-packed title follows Randal, a hopeless gambler with a $1million debt to the mob. When crime lord Frankie decides it’s time to call in your tab, you must do whatever it takes to pay him back or suffer the consequences. Will you work hard to make an honest buck, or will the spoils of the criminal underworld be too much to resist?

Don’t dwell on it too much however, because if you miss just one of your $50,000-a-week payments, you wont just be fighting to repay your debt, you’ll be fighting for your life. With a superb real-time mission format incorporating an accurate day/night cycle, players will literally race against the clock to make debt payments on time.

There are over 60 criminal mission templates and an almost infinite number of mission possibilities. In addition there are 12 ‘always on’ minor jobs such as taxi driving, pizza delivery and bus driving eight additional frenzied bonus tasks.

Using an accessible virtual d-pad system, Car Jack Streets boasts superb pick up and play value, with short missions perfect for burst play while on the move. Players can get to grips with larger than life weapons, wade into the explosive, over-the-top action and steal a slew of vehicles to tear around the city in, complete with in-car radio stations.

Setting the tone of this mayhem is an unrivalled 80-minute soundtrack from some of the hottest unsigned artists today. The track list, spanning a diverse range of genres including country, dance, hip hop and indie, features up and coming artists Laurelyn Carter, Atom Da Immortal, The Snowbyrds and Red Shirt Theory. Found a song in the game you really like?  – no problem. Each track can be downloaded directly from the game via the Apple iTunes Store using the device’s wi-fi connectivity.

Exclusive Car Jack Streets information and features can be found on the official game website http://www.carjackstreets.com. Also available is a series of exclusive, behind-the-scenes developer diaries filmed on location at the Tag Games studio. The videos and the official game trailer are available now via the official Tag Games Youtube channel www.youtube.com/taggames.

Car Jack Streets is available now on the iPhone App Store. Selling price $4.99 / £2.99 / Euro 3.99. Please visit http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=306712767&mt=8
for a direct download of Car Jack Streets on App Store.

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For press information, assets or promotional download codes for Car Jack Streets, please contact:

Dave Cook
Managing Director, Ink Media
e: fastrez@gmail.com
w: www.inkpr.wordpress.com

Paul Farley
Managing Director, Tag Games
t: +44 (0)1382 220 925
m: +44 (0)7824 614 105
e: paul.farley@tag-games.com
w: www.tag-games.com

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.

Tag Games Unleashes Car Jack Streets iPhoneThe highly anticipated crime-simulator debuts on App Store todayDundee – Tuesday 21 April 2009 – Car Jack Streets iPhone, one of the most anticipated iPhone releases to date explodes onto App Store today, courtesy of developer Tag Games.

Created by members of the original Grand Theft Auto team, the title is the closest thing to the original Rockstar franchise available on any mobile device. Utilising the iPhone’s unique features to expand on the original crime-sim template, Car Jack Streets is one of the most expansive titles ever released on Apple’s device.

The action-packed title follows Randal, a hopeless gambler with a $1million debt to the mob. When crime lord Frankie decides it’s time to call in your tab, you must do whatever it takes to pay him back or suffer the consequences. Will you work hard to make an honest buck, or will the spoils of the criminal underworld be too much to resist?

Don’t dwell on it too much however, because if you miss just one of your $50,000-a-week payments, you wont just be fighting to repay your debt, you’ll be fighting for your life. With a superb real-time mission format incorporating an accurate day/night cycle, players will literally race against the clock to make debt payments on time.

There are over 60 criminal mission templates and an almost infinite number of mission possibilities. In addition there are 12 ‘always on’ minor jobs such as taxi driving, pizza delivery and bus driving eight additional frenzied bonus tasks.

Using an accessible virtual d-pad system, Car Jack Streets boasts superb pick up and play value, with short missions perfect for burst play while on the move. Players can get to grips with larger than life weapons, wade into the explosive, over-the-top action and steal a slew of vehicles to tear around the city in, complete with in-car radio stations.

Setting the tone of this mayhem is an unrivalled 80-minute soundtrack from some of the hottest unsigned artists today. The track list, spanning a diverse range of genres including country, dance, hip hop and indie, features up and coming artists Laurelyn Carter, Atom Da Immortal, The Snowbyrds and Red Shirt Theory. Found a song in the game you really like?  – no problem. Each track can be downloaded directly from the game via the Apple iTunes Store using the device’s wi-fi connectivity.

Exclusive Car Jack Streets information and features can be found on the official game website http://www.carjackstreets.com. Also available is a series of exclusive, behind-the-scenes developer diaries filmed on location at the Tag Games studio. The videos and the official game trailer are available now via the official Tag Games Youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/taggames.

Car Jack Streets is available now on the iPhone App Store. Selling price $4.99 / £2.99 / Euro 3.99. Please visit http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=306712767&mt=8
for a direct download of Car Jack Streets on App Store.

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For press information, assets or promotional download codes for Car Jack Streets, please contact:

Dave Cook
Managing Director, Ink Media
t: +44 (0)131 557 2183
m: +44 (0)7525358281
e: fastrez@gmail.com
w: http://www.inkpr.wordpress.com

Paul Farley
Managing Director, Tag Games
t: +44 (0)1382 220 925
m: +44 (0)7824 614 105
e: paul.farley@tag-games.com
w: http://www.tag-games.com

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.





Car Jack Streets iPhone Exclusive Gameplay Video and Screens

24 03 2009

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Ink Media can today reveal the first exclusive gameplay footage and screenshots for Car Jack Streets, the most anticipated iPhone game launch so far. Designed and developed by members of the original Grand Theft Auto creative team at Tag Games, the innovative title puts the high-octane thrills of crime simulation in your hands.

The critically acclaimed series has garnered rave reviews across the board, with the iPhone version set to build on this success, with innovative real time gameplay, stunning visuals and an awesome 80-minute soundtrack featuring some of the hottest unsigned acts of today.

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Step into the shoes of Randal Meyers, a small time player in a big city. Your gambling debts to Italian mob boss Frankie have escalated to a whopping one million dollars and now he is calling in your debt. Do you have what it takes to stay alive, pay your debt and rise to the top of the criminal underworld?

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You can go anywhere, drive any vehicle, shoot up the place with brutal weapons and take on both legal and illegal jobs to earn that case. Make your $50,000 a week payments on time or you’re a dead man!

Main Features

-Play in real time
-Infinite number of criminal and legitimate jobs
-Detailed 3D city to explore
-Over 80 minutes of music from the hottest unsigned acts
-Online ranking for the biggest earners
-Lots of vehicles to steal and smash
-Big, heavy-hitting weapons
-Unlockable achievements and hidden stuff
-Clowns…

The Video!

More to follow next week! This game is out very soon so stay tuned for a solid release date announcement. For more screens and exclusive info, visit http://www.carjackstreets.com





Hot New Reveal! – Car Jack Streets iPhone Intro Trailer

11 03 2009

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After a long, long wait the first trailer for Tag Games highly-anticpiated iPhone version of their incredible crime-sim Car Jack Streets is here!

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Available to view now exclusively on Tag’s Youtube channel, this is a teasing glimpse of what to expect when the game hits Apple’s app store in just over a fortnight.

Click here for the first glimpse:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_ec13V133s

Fans of crime games will go nuts for this orgy of destruction, high speed chases and law breakin, served in digestable, mobile-sized bites.

So check it out, leave the guys some nice comments and keep your eyes open for new behind the scenes videos hitting Youtube soon!