Dundee March 31st 2010 – Based on the iconic 1990’s game show, The Crystal Maze for iPhone and iPod Touch receives its first update today, courtesy of BAFTA award-winning studio Dynamo Games (Championship Manager 2010 Express). The game will enjoy a price drop to 59p for a limited time only as well as throwing four challenging new games into the mix. Players can increase their chances of cracking the Crystal Dome and compete for online bragging rights via Open Feint Connectivity.
Capturing the feeling of the show perfectly, The Crystal Maze features the classic soundtrack, original zone animations and of course, your charismatic tour guide Richard O’ Brien and his beloved Mumsie. The app also comes complete with a Crystal Maze soundboard full of the shows most hilarious Richard O’Brien samples.
Brian McNicoll, MD at Dynamo Games said, “This first update is part of our plan to expand The Crystal Maze app and give our players real value for money. Anyone with fond memories of the show will enjoy how authentic it feels, plus the addition of Richard O’ Brien is a real bonus. We’re big fans of the show and I feel it really shines through when you play the game.”
GAME FEATURES8 Challenging games from the original zones: Medieval, Futuristic, Aztec and Industrial The final Crystal Dome challenge Richard O'Brien as your enigmatic host Mumsie! TV Show Mode & Challenge Mode The original Crystal Maze Theme tune 3D Zone Videos, just like from the TV Show! Add-on game update packs The game also comes with a FREE Crystal Maze soundboard with 16 classic quotes and sounds from the TV show! OpenFeint technology for online high scores to challenge your friends
The Crystal Maze is available to download for both iPhone and iPod Touch devices via App Store, priced £1.79. Free expansion packs with new challenges will follow so keep an eye on iTunes for updates.
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Dynamo Games is a BAFTA award-winning specialist games developer dedicated to bringing the best quality games to the online, mobile & handheld gaming platforms.
The company was established in 2004 as a development studio working specifically within the emerging mobile content market. To date, Dynamo is a vastly experienced Online, Flex, Java, Brew, iPhone, Android, Nintendo DS and Sony PSP developer. The company's expertise is mainly in developing high quality games in the management and strategy genre of games.
The company's first title - a football management game was released in 2005 by Eidos Interactive under the world famous 'Championship Manager' brand. Nominated for several key industry awards. To date the company has now developed 11 different versions of Championship Manager, on mobile, iPhone and PSP, and is still working on the title 5 years on, now in conjunction with Square Enix.
As well as the Championship Manager success, Dynamo has also brought two well-loved Channel 4 TV game shows to the mobile platform. Both 'The Crystal Maze' and 'Countdown' were licenses that the company has sourced and created games for over the past few years.
Dynamo has also released a number of own-IP games including the enormously popular 'Football Tycoon®' and ridiculously addictive 'Dizzy Drops"'.
Listed as one of O2's and Real Business magazine's '50 to watch in mobile 2007', a BAFTA winner in 2007 for Championship Manager Mobile, and a BAFTA nominee in 2009 for Championship Manager 2010 Express for iPhone, Dynamo are no strangers to success.
The company is currently making a move into the hugely popular online Social Gaming platform developing games for some of the biggest social networking sites in the world such as Facebook, Bebo and MySpace.