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Jupiter Lander

But isn't Jupiter entirely gaseous?

Eidos Interactive, creators of some of the world’s leading videogame properties, brings a video game classic to the mobile platform in June.

Originally released for the Commodore 64 in 1983, the game balances taut gameplay with precise controls as the player attempts to steer a space craft to safety using only thrusters as directional controls and ease it on to a choice of landing bays.

Boasting ten challenging stages, the player begins each level with a limited supply of fuel which is depleted every time the ship’s thrusters are engaged. As the player progresses, the level designs grow more fiendish with craggy rock formations testing the player’s skills, while later stages add ever more hazards. Adding to the challenge are multiple landing zones located throughout the levels, with the harder to reach areas offering huge bonuses for the intrepid pilot.

Players have the choice of playing the original Jupiter Lander, in a perfect recreation of the Commodore 64 game complete with eight-colour palette and retro visuals, or as a polished contemporary version featuring all-new graphics, complete with particle effects and a zoom mode. Both retain the timeless gameplay of the original, with the simplistic controls perfectly suited for mobile phone use.

For samples and press materials please contact

• Emily Britt: Communications Manager: Eidos Interactive

Tel: + 44 208 636 3000

About Eidos Interactive Ltd

Eidos Interactive Ltd is part of SCi Entertainment Group Plc (SEG) creators of some of the world's leading videogame properties. Eidos consists of offices across Europe and the US and several development studios including Crystal Dynamics, IO Interactive, Beautiful Game Studios and Eidos Montreal. The Group has a valuable combined portfolio of intellectual property including: Tomb Raider, Hitman, Deus Ex, Championship Manager and Just Cause.

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