For Release on September 9, 2009
Austin, Texas (Sept. 9, 2009) – Tandem Games announces their newest casual game, Bumble Tales, for both the PC and iPhone platforms today. Bumble Tales (PC edition) will be available on many popular portal sites as well as the developer website for download; the iPhone version will be available on Apple’s App Store.
Bumble Tales is Tandem Games’ innovative twist on the popular Match-3 gameplay in which the player matches resources in a row or column to break those pieces out of the game board. The PC version of Bumble Tales has two hours of original music and 35 fully voiced character stories with themes ranging from making friends or accomplishing dreams to the loss of loved ones. These tales are coupled with bright colors and inviting artwork to further Tandem Games’ idea of a game for everyone. The iPhone version of Bumble Tales features the same fun art and sounds, but with noticeably tighter gameplay than most mobile games currently available.
With two distinct play modes, Bumble Tales provides an opportunity for fast, frantic games against the timer or leisurely play to unlock characters and buildings with game-altering powers. Both modes challenge the player to meet certain requirements to unlock one-of-a-kind Trophies.
Aaron Murray, Founder and Technical Director of Tandem Games, commented, “The release of Bumble Tales marks a significant milestone for us by being our first family-friendly casual game. The ability for adults to play a video game alongside young children and for both parties to be thoroughly entertained is one of the highest goals for our company. With all of the great music, art, trophies and story content in Bumble Tales, we’ve hit that mark. We believe gamers will be entertained for hours by the enjoyable gameplay of Match-3, with all of the fun and excitement that makes Bumble Tales unique. The music and voice work done for this game is unsurpassed in the casual space right now, which not only adds to the depth of the game, but to the overall value for those who play."
“The close launch of the PC and iPhone versions was something for which we really strived. We wanted the players who enjoyed the PC version to have the luxury of the same great gameplay wherever they go and vice versa. If we had control of release dates through the App Store, they would have launched same-day.”
About Tandem Games
Tandem Games is the innovative developer of Crunch Time, acclaimed winner of the 2008 Intel Game Demo Contest for Best Graphics. Whether it is free-to-play MMOs or downloadable casual games, Tandem Games continues to provide entertaining gaming experiences for every type of player. A new company with roots in an old school of thought, Tandem Games strives to provide a great working environment for employees. If the job can be truly enjoyable and coworkers can be honest friends, the line between work and play fades and the product reflects the inherent fun. Tandem Games is genuinely about fun for all.
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