London, UK & San Mateo, CA - 16th December 2005: I-play, the mobile games company, today announced the global launch of the mobile version of iWin's huge online puzzler hit 'Mah Jong Quest'. Mah Jong Quest is the second mobile title from the San Francisco-based online games publisher iWin, that I-play has launched this year. This mind bending puzzler follows hot on the heels of 'Jewel QuestTM', which as well as being one of this year's best selling mobile puzzle games, was chosen as 'Mobile game of the Year' for 2005 by Jamba/Jamster, the world's most successful off-portal distributor of mobile entertainment.
Players guide Kwazi through destroyed lands and ruined temples in this Chinese matching game with a mystical adventure story. From the makers of Jewel QuestTM comes an epic tale based on the ancient spiritual game Mah Jong. Match the Yin and Yang before time runs out to restore harmony to the ruined empire. After three dragons wreak havoc over the empire, the young Kwazi must use an ancient set of Mah Jong tiles to restore balance. Players can enjoy the sweeping animations as they help Kwazi journey through the Orient and use an amazing array of special tiles to solve tricky puzzles. More than just an addictive puzzle game; Mah Jong Quest contains all the new layouts as well as smart cursor movement to make navigation easy.
The online version of Mah Jong Quest now matches its award winning predecessor Jewel Quest on iWin's site in terms of numbers of downloads. Mah Jong Quest is also listed on most top 10 lists including Yahoo, MSN, RealArcade, BigFishGames and recently received an outstanding 4/5 on WirelessGamingWorld.com.
Paul Maglione, Senior Vice President of Publishing and Marketing, I-play commented: "By contrast to the 'appointment to play' console gaming experience, mobile gaming is a 'snack' to be enjoyed on the go or whilst multi-tasking and involved in other activities. Casual 'one-thumb' puzzle titles are not only the perfect snack, but also hold real growth potential and the promise of taking mobile games mass-market. We are very excited to be launching another high calibre title from iWin on mobile."
CJ Wolf, CEO of iWin Inc, commented: "We are excited about releasing our 2nd hit title, Mah Jong Quest, with I-Play. Mah Jong is a challenging game to create on mobile, but we believe the mobile version of Mah Jong Quest captures the addictive qualities of the original online downloadable game and is a best-of-breed game for this category."
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