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Slabovia, the last communist dictatorship in Europe, has announced details of its first state-mandated iPhone title. GUTS employs cutting-edge 8-bit game design principles to reconstruct the miraculous story of a desperate medical mission to save General Schmerdiakov, Slabovia’s cruel yet loveable dictator.

Taking the form of 11 levels, each taking place in a different part of the general’s body, GUTS re-tells the spectacular success of two Slabovian citizens shrunk to microscopic size in order to combat The General’s wide range of ailments from within – largely owing to unhealthy living and extreme old age. Players take the role of Kierky and Neitzche as they fantastically voyage through organs and blood vessels to save Slabovia’s glorious leader.

Designed and created in cooperation with Tag Games, a first for the state of Slabovia, GUTS will also feature a rousing 8-bit soundtrack from reknowned producer and DJ Si Begg (in conjunction with Slabovia’s very own 8-bit Orchestra). Comprising of 6 ‘core’ levels and 5 transition mini-games, players will be faced with a multitude of challenges from soothing the general’s stomach ulcers and blasting apart kidney stones, in the most biologically-accurate interpretation of Asteroids yet seen, to navigating the perils of a bloodstream filled with white blood cells and parasites in order to complete the mission’s primary objective: re-wire the general’s brain. Priced at £1.79, GUTS will be available from the App Store on the 27th October 2009.

Paul Farley, managing director, Tag Games comments: “It was terrifying to be working with the Slabovian regime on its first iPhone game. We felt like we could be abducted and disappeared into the Slabovian prison system at any time, but we were hugely impressed with their 8-bit game knowledge and remarkable understanding of the iPhone platform.”

General Schmerdiakov said: “Buy this game. Enjoy this game. Or be punished.”

GUTS will be available from the App Store on 27th October 2009, priced at £1.79

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About Tag Games:

Tag Games is an independent game developer and publisher based in Dundee, Scotland. Tag has quickly established itself as a leader in the creation of games for mobile and digital download platforms having earned critical acclaim and commercial success with a number of titles including recent top 10 iPhone hit Car Jack Streets. The studio has extensive experience of game development for the most important mobile platforms including iPhone, Android, PSPgo, DSi, Blackberry, J2ME and BREW.

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 clients and partners include Virgin Atlantic, Connect2Media, I-play, Endemol, Big Fish Games, GlobalFun, Tern TV and Sandlot Games.

About is the state-approved publishing enterprise of The People’s Republic of Slabovia – The World’s Happiest Dictatorship.

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