DERBY, ENGLAND – February 26th 2010 – Picture the scene: you’re an elite Arkonaut, a space travelling animal that’s just landed on a barren planet in need of terraforming. So, what on earth is terraforming and where do you begin? Well, those talented chaps at indie game developer Strawdog Studios are here to explain what every budding Arkonaut needs to know as they embark upon “ Space Ark”, the classically addictive Arcade game to be released on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for Xbox 360 in the Spring, your premium destination for downloadable games.
In “ S pace Ark", terraforming is turning a barren planet into an oasis of life and it’s achieved by mastering three steps:
Step 1: Collect Combos - Bounce and steer your Arkonaut to collect combos made up of chains of three or more DNA blocks of the same colour.
Step 2: Reach Combo Target - Hold on tight to the DNA chains to reach the Combo Target and rack up those high scores.
Step 3: Exit! – Spin out of the exit and sprinkle DNA across the planet’s surface to bring it back to life.
But of course, that’s not all there is to it! “ Space Ark” has six thrilling stages on each of its 28 missions. While the early missions are straightforward enough, things get trickier later as players are helped and hindered by obstacles and collectables such as fans, switches, teleports and power-ups. Arkonauts, get ready to embark on your missions!
To see the elite Arkonauts in terraforming action, download the latest trailer from:
" Space Ark” has been co-financed by EM Media through the European Regional Development Fund, invested in Strawdog Studios’ sister company Bounce Entertainment Software Limited.
For more on “ Space Ark” please visit the official website at www.spacearkgame.com
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About Strawdog Studios Ltd.
Strawdog Studios is an independent game developer founded in 2003 and based in Derby, UK. The Strawdog Studios team develop both original games and contract/licensed games for Xbox 360/Xbox LIVE Arcade, PS3/PSN, Wii, PC and iPhone. In addition to “Space Ark” the team have previously developed arcade title "Geon" (Xbox LIVE Arcade & PSN) as well as a number of contract projects using our cross-platform technology. For further details of the company, products or services please see www.strawdogstudios.com.
About EM Media
EM Media is the Screen Agency for the East Midlands region of England.
EM Media secures finance, nurtures talent, invests in success and stimulates growth and innovation across the digital content sector.
EM Media has invested in the development and production of more than 60 British feature films. These include: Nick Whitfield’s Skeletons, Karl Golden’s Pelican Blood, Justin Molotnikov’s Crying With Laughter, Samantha Morton’s The Unloved, Brian Percival’s A Boy Called Dad, Alexis Dos Santos’s Unmade Beds, Nicolas Winding Refn’s Bronson, Kenny Glenaan’s Summer, Duane Hopkins’ Better Things, Steven Sheil’s Mum and Dad, Jeanie Finlay’s Goth Cruise, Shane Meadows’ award-winning This Is England and Anton Corbijn’s award-winning Control.
EM Media has co-financed the first six films from Warp X, the low-budget digital studio including Bunny and the Bull, She, A Chinese and All Tomorrow’s Parties.
EM Media has also financed games and virtual worlds including the soon to be launched Space Ark and Hunter’s World, as well as mixm8, Beauty Salon, Geon: Emotions, Bugs of War, Manifest and Spell Souls.
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Space Ark is © 2010 Bounce Entertainment Software Ltd, all rights reserved"