SAN FRANCISCO – Feb. 9, 2009 – ngmoco ( http://www.ngmoco.com), creator and publisher of games exclusively for iPhone and iPod touch, is proud to announce that Rolando™ Lite, a stand-alone game experience showcasing the opening series of levels from the critically-acclaimed hit game Rolando™ is now available for free on the Apple App Store.
Voted Best iPhone Game of 2008 by the Boston Herald, VentureBeat and 148 Apps and winner of PocketGamer's coveted Platinum Award, Rolando is an ambitious action game that combines innovative play mechanics and the revolutionary capabilities of the iPhone and iPod touch to deliver a breakthrough entertainment experience.
“ngmoco is excited to launch Rolando Lite as a free download on the Apple's App Store,” said Neil Young, CEO & founder of ngmoco. “Following the huge success of Rolando, we wanted to share Rolando's award-winning gameplay and innovative artistic and musical design with iPhone and iPod touch users everywhere."
In Rolando Lite, players guide their playful Rolandos through Honeycup Meadows, the first of four unique worlds featured in the full-priced premium game, Rolando.
Rolando Lite invites players to manipulate the game’s environment by interacting with over a dozen types of whimsical gizmos — all to the bouncing rhythms of renowned break-beat artist Mr. Scruff and the vibrant, endearing visuals of pop illustrator Mikko Walamies.
The game also features ngmoco’s unique iSave™ feature, which saves and restores progress whenever play is stopped or interrupted at exactly the place players left off. iSave and in-game checkpoints allow players to game at their own pace wherever and whenever they like.
Rolando Lite is available as a free download from Apple’s App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=303385338
Rolando Lite follows the successes of ngmoco’s premium hit Rolando ( http://rolando.ngmoco.com/), the action-packed arcade shooter Dropship™, comic-style microsurgery game Dr. Awesome™ ( http://drawesome.ngmoco.com/), special effects-laden action hit MazeFinger ™ ( http://mazefinger.ngmoco.com) and the popular block stacking puzzle game Topple™ ( http://topple.ngmoco.com).
To witness the lives and minds of the ngmoco team at work on the future of iPhone and iPod touch games, visit http://www.ngmoco.com.
Headquartered in San Francisco, ngmoco was founded in 2008 by games industry veterans committed to the new mobile landscape opened up by Apple’s iPhone and iPod touch. ngmoco creates and publishes games built specifically for the iPhone and iPod touch made in collaboration with the best and brightest game makers in the world. Founded by Neil Young, Bob Stevenson, Alan Yu and Joe Keene, the company’s investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Maples Investments.
Rolando © 2008 ngmoco, Inc. and HandCircus, Ltd. All rights reserved.
Rolando Lite, Honeycup Meadows, ngmoco, Rolando, Dropship, Dr. Awesome, MazeFinger, Topple and iSave are trademarks or registered trademarks of ngmoco, Inc. in the U.S. and / or other countries. All rights reserved.
Contact: Craig Sinel