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Beauty Academy

Run a salon from the comfort of your DS.

With its first simulation game “Model Academy” on DSiWare, Tivola brought fashion to the European DSiWare shop. The Berlin-based software developer now extends its range with a game focused on beauty and style in the form of “Beauty Academy.” This exciting new game gives girls the chance to run their very own beauty salon. Using the Touchpen, players transform their clients with the latest haircuts, make-up, manicures and nail designs. Every point gathered during the game can be used to add new furniture and improvements for the beauty salon. At the end of each of the six chapters, a special customer enters the salon with individual requests, allowing the beauty salon owner to prove her expertise in pampering her clients with the latest beauty treatments.

Every successful salon owner also needs a bit of luck. In “Beauty Academy” this takes the form of a wizard that lives as a pig and turns the players’ flat into a beauty salon. To make sure customers are satisfied, players have to use their gaming skills. Salon owners use the Nintendo DS-Touchpen to click on stars to perfect their customers’ make-up, copy designs for body painting or give the best possible massage by drawing the right sequence of lines onscreen in the required time. The end of each chapter presents an even bigger challenge, featuring a client with special individual requests, such as an elderly lady who needs to get styled up for a date with her online acquaintance. With each task successfully solved, players gather points. These can then be invested in new furnishings such as a brand new photo studio or a high-tech massage table.

The new Nintendo DSiWare “Beauty Academy” is now available for download:

http://www.nintendo.de/NOE/de_DE/games/dsiware/beauty_academy_32071.html ;

“Beauty Academy” in brief:

-          Nintendo DSiWare in the Nintendo DSi shop

-          From 8 years and up

-          Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points

-          English, German, French, Italian and Spanish version available

The Tivola Publishing GmbH creates and published educational games for children across several platforms including  Nintendo DS, Wii, PC, Internet, iPod touch/iPhone and iPad. Together with international partners Tivola titles are found around the world. The portfolio of brands includes the hit German lables such as „Learning Math“ and the well-known licenses „Princess Lillifee“, „Capt'n Sharky“ or „Inkheart”.

For further inquiries and further information:

Tivola Publishing GmbH                          fon: +49 (0)40 70 7006 45

Ralph Marko, Public Relations                 mobil: +49 (0)176 15 36 35 84

Oeverseestr. 10-12                                fax: +49 (0)40 70 7006 59

D-22769 Hamburg, Germany                             mail: marko@tivola.de

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