GameHouse Announces PartyPlace – Marble Mixer App for iPad, Now Available on the App Store
Updated April 21, 2010.
SEATTLE – April 2, 2010 – GameHouse®, the casual games studio brand of RealNetworks®, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNWK), today announced the availability of the PartyPlace – Marble Mixer App for iPad on the App Store. The app brings new interactivity to the classic marble game experience and was developed specifically to take advantage of the unique capabilities and features of the exciting new iPad.
Fully utilizing the innovative Multi-Touch user interface of iPad, PartyPlace – Marble Mixer revamps the time-tested gameplay made popular by traditional marble games in a new
family-friendly challenge of strategy, skill and fun for up to four players. PartyPlace – Marble Mixer offers three games in one and allows players to select their play style, from 'cool and collected' to 'fast and frenzied,' using simple flick-and-shoot controls with true-to-life physics in each of the three variations:
Space Mania: Shoot for points while removing your opponent's marbles from the playing field on a retro-arcade board.
Table Tactics: Show your calm and calculating expertise as you strategize to conquer the board.
Monster Picnic: Enjoy the fast-and-furious chaos of feeding a marble munching monster.
"Having published more than thirty top games for the iPhone and iPod Touch, we couldn't wait to try our hand at leveraging the interactive features of the iPad to reenergize a popular board game style experience," said Matt Hulett, chief revenue officer of the Games Division at RealNetworks. "Our ongoing goal is to introduce more consumers to the fun of casual games, and the iPad can help connect us with new audiences around the globe."
PartyPlace – Marble Mixer App for iPad is available for $4.99 from the App Store on iPad or at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/PartyPlace-marble-mixer/id363999775?mt=8.
Popular iPhone and iPod Touch titles by GameHouse can also be played on the iPad, including Vancouver 2010 – The Official Game of the Olympic Winter Games, COLLAPSE! ®, Sally's Salon, Tiki Towers and The Twilight Saga Movie Game. For more information on iPhone and iPod Touch titles available from GameHouse, please visit www.gamehouse.com/iphone-games.
GameHouse is a leader in the digital games industry worldwide and develops content across multiple platforms, with a vertically integrated development, publishing, licensing, distribution and retail business.
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