Manchester – Thursday 17th September 2009: Since racking up 35 million online plays and downloads since the flash original launched in 2005, Tumblebugs, the latest internet phenomenon to make the transition to iPhone has finally launched on App Store in all its bug-blasting glory. The all-new revamped version is developed by Dundee-based Tag Games, creators of recent hit Car Jack Streets and published by Manchester-based developer Connect2Media, creators of critically acclaimed titles Timeloop and Go! Go! Rescue Squad!
The flash original was developed by Wildfire Studios and quickly garnered a mass cult following across the internet, with gamers of all ages across the globe experiencing its slick blend of ‘match-three’ gameplay and charming visual style. The new version has been developed exclusively for Apple iPhone and iPod consoles, making superb use of the devices touch screen capabilities.
Players must think fast to line up three or more bugs of the same colour in an attempt to slow the march of the evil black bug empire before it drives your insect buddies underground. Fans of Zuma and Stone Loops of Jurassica will enjoy 75 levels of addictive gameplay set across two expansive game modes complete with a slick and colourful visual style.
Launching at £1.79/€2.39/$2.99 Tumblebugs is available to buy now for iPhone and iPod Touch consoles via the iTunes App Store. There is also a free lite version for players to try before they buy. It can be downloaded via iTunes directly here: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=326430246&mt=8
The official gameplay video can be found at Connect2Media’s official Youtube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n28_fyw8FoA
Tumblebugs Key Features:
*78 challenging levels with stunningly vivid graphics
*Two compulsive gameplay modes that are easy to pick up but hard to put down
*Amazing power-ups, dastardly baddies and heroic deeds make this a garden-based epic
*Based on the number one web game played by over 35 million people to date
Promotional review codes and assets for Tumblebugs iPhone and iPod Touch are available now on request. Please get in touch with Ink Media to arrange distribution. For more information on Tumblebugs, please visit http://www.ilovetumblebugs.com
For press information, assets or promotional download codes for Tumblebugs, please contact:
Managing Director, Ink Media
t: +44 (0)131 557 8213
m: +44 (0)7525358281
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m: +44 (0)7834711852
Managing Director, Tag Games
t: +44 (0)1382 220 925
m: +44 (0)7824 614 105
About Tag Games – http://www.tag-games.com
Tag Games is an independent game development studio and publisher based in Dundee, Scotland. Formed in 2006 Tag has quickly established itself as a leader in the creation of games for mobile platforms.
After earning critical acclaim with their launch title Dead Water Tag have since successfully released 11 mobile games across a variety of genres and supporting a wide number of mobile technologies including iPhone, Android, J2ME, BREW, Blackberry in addition to Nintendo DS and Sony PSP.
Tag’s reputation for flexibility, innovation and delivery is second to none, successfully balancing the creation of original IP alongside development of licensed and commission titles. Tag Games partners include Connect2Media, I-play, Big Fish Games, GlobalFun, Red Kite Animation and Sandlot Games.
During 2009 Tag Games has become one of the first big name mobile game studios to begin development of a range of titles exclusively for the Google Android operating system, one of only a small handful of companies doing so in the UK.
About Connect2Media - http://www.connect2media.com
Connect2Media is a true 360 degree cross-platform games company. We wholly embrace the idea that consumers want access to quality games without the need for the complexity of device knowledge, platform requirements and specific regional formats.
Connect2Media acts as a developer and global publisher and distributor for digital entertainment for both B2B and B2C marketplaces. From big screen Interactive TV through to small screen mobile phones, Connect2Media's content is available through many of the world's biggest media providers.
About Wildfire Studios – http://www.wildfire.com.au
Brisbane-based Wildfire Studios continues to grow its profile as a pre-eminent developer of casual games.
Founded in 1995, Wildfire gained immediate recognition with the launch of the best selling and critically acclaimed pinball simulator Balls of Steel. The company has now released some 15 casual games across multiple platforms.
Wildfire’s games are distinguished by technical excellence, the highest quality graphics and attention to detail. The games are available on all the major game portals including Yahoo!, Big Fish Games, RealNetworks, Oberon, MSN and worldwide retail outlets.