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Scarlett and the Spark of Life

Crowbar-wielding princess game on the App Store now.

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND, December 2, 2010 – Launching Pad Games is announcing that Scarlett and the Spark of Life, an offbeat adventure starring a gutsy, crowbar-wielding princess, is available today in Apple's App Store. This introductory episode in the Scarlett Adventures series sells for $2.99 for iPhone and iPod Touch.

Upon being kidnapped, tradition dictates that a princess should sit pretty and wait for Prince Charming to save the day—but Scarlett's not that kind of princess! Thanks to her quick wit, outsmarting the thugs who snatched her isn't overly difficult. The trickier task will be finding her way out of the peculiar (and conspicuously horseless) alpine village she's landed in. What's a stranded princess to do? Build her own mechanical horse, of course!

The first of four planned episodes, Scarlett and the Spark of Life introduces players to Scarlett's plight while hinting at the larger adventure that awaits. Built from the ground up for handheld iOS devices, it features an intuitive "point and tap" interface and frustration-free gameplay with an emphasis on exploration and character interaction. Though its cheeky humor is targeted at adults, the colorful cartoon artwork and lighthearted story make Scarlett and the Spark of Life enjoyable for players of all ages.

Launching Pad Games, the independent studio behind the Scarlett Adventures, has a particular interest in exploring original narrative in video games. "It's been a great pleasure crafting a streamlined, modern adventure especially for iPhone and iPod Touch," says Tristan Clark, one half of Launching Pad's two-man team. "Creating an entertaining and humorous world for Scarlett was our number one priority. Packing in a ton of dreadful puns came a close second."

To buy Scarlett and the Spark of Life: Scarlett Adventures Episode 1 for iPhone or iPod Touch, visit its App Store product page:

Further details and a trailer that showcases the game's quirky humor can be found on the official website:

About Launching Pad Games

Launching Pad Games is an independent developer based in Wellington, New Zealand. Their games include the addictive Zoo Lasso for iPhone / iPod Touch and The Pretender, an ongoing puzzle series that has been enjoyed by millions of people worldwide. For more information, please visit


Emily Morganti

Public Relations on behalf of Launching Pad Games 

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