FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BOXFORD, MASSACHUSETTS - December 13, 2007 - Funkitron, a widely respected publisher of casual games, today announces their latest release, Blokus World Tour, is now available for download from the following website: www.blokusworldtour.com. Blokus World Tour is launched in partnership with Sekkoia, publisher of the popular Blokus board game, which has sold over three million units worldwide since 2000. With 26 awards to its credit, Blokus is the most award-winning board game of the 21st century, and among the top selling board games around the world. Blokus World Tour is the official version of the game developed exclusively for the PC platform by Funkitron and retails for $19.95.
The downloadable PC version of Blokus offers unique and brand-new features. For the first time, players have the chance to play in tour mode and take part in 10 different Blokus tournaments. The game also features 16 unique computer opponents from around the globe, each with their own AI and character. Players are also able to collect special Gold Bloks for attaining special achievements along the way. Your goal? Travel the world, win the tour, and become the ultimate Blokus champion.
Blokus World Tour also lets you choose from any one of the Quick Game modes that allow you to choose your level of difficulty. This includes Classic (two players using two colors each or four players using one color each) and Duo (two players using one color each). A new twist on the classic game adds Blokus Challenges, consisting of special puzzle games featuring Blokus gameplay to test your puzzle-solving abilities. Blokus World Tour provides intelligent fun to everyone: all the members of the family will enjoy discovering this easy-to-grasp, addictive, and mind-challenging game.
"Sekkoia has done an amazing job making Blokus into one of the most successful board games of all time, and it's been a great opportunity to work on such a popular family title," said Dave Walls, President of Funkitron, Inc. "We've worked very closely with Sekkoia to ensure that all the details are captured in the same way as the board game, and that the PC play experience is every bit as challenging and fun."
"Funkitron has a great reputation for developing high-quality, family-friendly PC titles, and the work they've done on Blokus World Tour is no exception," said Pierre-Jacques Jouars, Managing Director of Sekkoia. "We expect strong support for the title from our diverse fan base of strategy gamers, who'll have plenty of time to enjoy the game during the winter holidays."
As a turn-based strategy game, Blokus follows very simple rules. Each player starts with 21 polyominoes, shapes consisting of one to five squares. Each player places his/her pieces on the board in turn, with the purpose of placing a maximum number of pieces on the board. There is one essential constraint: the pieces of the same color must touch each other by one or more angles, but must never touch at an edge. Players must invoke a clever strategy to extend their territory, all the while attempting to block their opponents' paths. But remember, each piece is different and every move can be decisive!
About Funkitron, Inc.
Funkitron, Inc. was one of the first game publishers to focus on the downloadable casual game market and was founded by game industry veteran Dave Walls in 2001. For the past six years, Funkitron has been known for creating high-quality, super fun games that appeal to a broad audience and can be distributed digitally via online networks. The company has had much success with hits such as "SCRABBLE Deluxe," "SCRABBLE Blast," "Slingo Deluxe," "Boggle Supreme," and "Poker Superstars III TM - Gold Chip Challenge." Funkitron's Slingo Quest, the sequel to Slingo Deluxe, won the Zeebie award as the Best Card, Board and Mahjong game of 2006. For more information about Funkitron, please visit www.funkitron.com.
Sekkoia is the publisher of the Blokus range (more than one million units sold in 2007), made of Blokus Classic, Blokus Duo (AKA Blokus Travel), Blokus Trigon and now Blokus Giant. Blokus is sold in more than 40 countries around the world. For more information on Sekkoia and the Blokus board game, please visit www.blokus.com.
Kohnke Communications (on behalf of Funkitron)