New York - November 4, 2009
Zoo Games, a publisher of casual and family-friendly video game titles, has inked a publishing deal with Cipher Prime, an independent, Philadelphia-based studio, for their award-winning title Auditorium. William Stallwood and Dain Saint, the creatives behind Auditorium, won the first 2BeeGames.com Indie Game Competition in July, winning the grand prize of $10,000 and a newly signed worldwide multi-platform publishing contract. Early next year Auditorium will be available on Xbox LIVE® Arcade, PlayStation®Network, and PSP®Go.
“Playing Auditorium is an experience anyone can enjoy, so we wanted this truly independent and homegrown game to be available on multiple platforms, reaching a wide range of gamers,” said Mark Seremet, CEO, Zoo Games. “A game with the creativity and ingenuity of Auditorium doesn’t come around very often and we’re proud to have signed this project through our 2BeeGames Indie Game Competition.”
Auditorium is really all about the experience, both visually and aurally. There are no instructions to teach you how to play. The game is about exploration and discovery. Each level is a unique puzzle with several possible solutions. You play the game by manipulating “the Flow,” a constant stream of moving particles of light and sound. The goal is to manipulate various controls in order to guide the Flow into Audio Containers. As you fill the containers, light transforms into sound. Given enough light, the containers will begin to sing together in a symphony, providing the ultimate Harmony of Flow.
“We always knew we wanted to create games professionally, but we never expected our first game to take off like this,” said Dain Saint, half of the two-man team at Cipher Prime. ”For us to be in a position to publish our first title on all these platforms is like a dream come true.”
“Auditorium is our baby and we’re so happy to see it growing up,” says Will Stallwood, the other half of Cipher Prime. “Auditorium in HD will be a beautiful and breathtaking experience.”
The full PC version is available now for $10.99 by visiting www.playauditorium.com.
Auditorium can be played by visiting www.2BeeGames.com.
Auditorium for consoles will be available beginning early in 2010.
About Zoo Games, Inc.
Zoo Games, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Zoo Entertainment, Inc. Run by industry veterans, the company is focused on licensing, developing, and publishing a wide variety of casual and family-friendly video games for Wii™, Nintendo DS™, Playstation®2 system, PSP (PlayStation®Portable) system, iPhone™, and PC through their wholly owned subsidiary, Zoo Publishing, Inc. Product highlights include Order Up! and Deal or No Deal for Wii™, and multi-platform releases of titles for Showtime, Chrysler, and Jeep. Zoo Games, Inc. is headquartered in New York, NY and Zoo Publishing, Inc. is based in Cincinnati, OH. European publishing is through Zoo Entertainment Europe Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Zoo Games, Inc. More information on Zoo products can be found at zoogamesinc.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 about Zoo Entertainment, Inc. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. Such forward-looking statements, based upon the current beliefs and expectations of Zoo Entertainment, Inc.'s management, are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from the forward-looking statements. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements: general economic conditions; geopolitical events and regulatory changes; requirements or changes adversely affecting the businesses in which Zoo Games is engaged; demand for the products and services that Zoo Games provides, as well as other relevant risks detailed in Zoo Entertainment, Inc.'s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The information set forth herein should be read in light of such risks. Zoo Entertainment, Inc. assumes no obligation to update the information contained in this press release.
Sam Dalsimer, TriplePoint for Zoo/2BeeGames