Redmond, WA (January 28, 2009) – Valcon Games today announced the European release of Polar Panic. Developed and designed by Eiconic Games, Polar Panic is a classic arcade-style puzzle action game with an Arctic twist. The game is available for download across Europe starting today on the PlayStation Network for the PlayStationâ3 computer entertainment system for £6.29 in the UK and €7.99 in Europe. Already available on the Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360â video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Polar Panic is available for 800 points.
The setting of the game may be ice cold, but the gaming action is HOT in this classic arcade-style action puzzler. With 50 levels of single-player madness in story mode, and 50 mind-numbing puzzle levels, along with single and multiplayer survival modes, Polar Panic will heat up gaming for players in 2010.
“Polar Panic is a timeless arcade-style, puzzle game that the whole family can play. Not only is it fun, but it also has an environmental message, appropriate for today’s climate.” said Glenn Halseth, CEO of Valcon Games.
In this classic game, players control a bear named Polar who pushes and destroys snow and ice blocks around a grid-based environment in order to kill trapper enemies, activate switches, earn bonus points and gather powerful pickups, such as ‘Time Freeze’ or score bonuses and extra lives. In story mode, players battle against a series of enemies in a variety of Arctic environments that include an icy wasteland, a logging area, the back of a giant logging truck, and the decks of a ship rocked by icy seas. Players can vary the difficulty levels, which change gameplay elements, such as speed of movement, and reaction and decision time. In puzzle mode, players push or destroy the blocks in order to open a door or reach an exit.
Other Polar Panic key features include:
• 3 challenging single-player modes
• 4 difficulty modes, ranging from Easy to Insane
• 3 action-packed 2 to 4 player multiplayer modes
• 50 mind-melting puzzles, with multiple block types, switches and more
• Beautiful Arctic scenery, with night/day and twilight levels
• Explosive Boss battles with dangerous weaponry
• Tutorial system for teaching new in-game mechanics
• Variety of enemies and power-ups to encounter during gameplay
• Valcon Games, LLC ( http://www.valcongames.com <http://www.valcongames.com> )
• Eiconic Games Ltd ( http://www.eiconic.com)
• http://www.polarpanic.com <http://www.polarpanic.com>
About Valcon Games, LLC
Headquartered in Redmond, WA, Valcon Games LLC is video game publishing company that delivers unique and creative software for the Nintendo DS, Wii, Sony PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Valcon Games approach to product is similar to that of the ‘indie’ movie scene. With low overheads and an efficient publishing model, Valcon Games can help bring products to the U.S. market that might otherwise be overlooked. The company was co-founded by industry veterans Colin Gordon and Glenn Halseth. More company information can be found at www.valcongames.com <http://www.valcongames.com>
About Eiconic Games Ltd
Eiconic Games Ltd is an independent games development company based in the UK. Eiconic were founded in 2006 and structured round a distributed development model whilst maintaining high production quality for titles PlayStation®3, Xbox360® and Wii and is based in the UK. For more information on Eiconic visit www.eiconic.com <http://www.eiconic.com>