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Xbox 360 Indie Games version of clay-based PC shooter available now.

Escapist Games Limited today announced that Platypus, their “definitive version of the much-loved PC game” has just been launched on the Xbox 360 Indie games platform.

Originally developed by New-Zealander Anthony Flack, Platypus combines an addictive side-scrolling shoot-em-up, with a unique and colorful art style in which everything in the game has been constructed out of clay. Yes, this is the gaming equivalent of Wallace and Gromit, and just like the plasticine duo, this squishy creation oozes similar amounts of fun and charm.

“It’s a game you can just pick up and you immediately find yourself grinning.” says Escapist Games founder and director, Chris Walley, “It’s fun, addictive and totally kid friendly. In fact it’s a game for all the family! With its great 2-player co-op mode, you might find your other-half is just as eager as you to get to the next level!”

This Xbox360 version of Platypus features enhanced high-definition widescreen graphics, improved audio and has been fully localised into French, Italian, German and Spanish.

Platypus is available now for 400 Microsoft points and can be found under the Indie Games channel on your Xbox 360 Dashboard, or it can be queued for automatic download to your Xbox 360 by going to the following link:


The official Platypus website can be found here: www.playpusthegame.com

A direct link to the game trailer can be found here: http://www.platypusthegame.com/media.htm

About Escapist Games

Escapist Games Limited is an independent games studio, recently founded by veteran ex Electronic Arts developers, to make high quality digitally-distributed games for discerning gamers. For more details visit http://www.escapistgames.com

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Screenshots can be found here: http://www.platypusthegame.com/media.htm

The trailer, along with code to embed it, can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5GiSZ0L86A

For more information about Platypus, as well as future projects under development at Escapist Games Limited, please contact San Shepherd on +44(0) 7727 743 227 or email: san@escapistgames.com

Microsoft and Xbox 360 are trademarks of Microsoft.

“Wallace and Gromit” is © Aardman Animations Ltd

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