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Friday, May 8, 2015

05/08/2015 - Halfbrick launches Fruit Ninja Academy Math Master
Halfbrick launches Fruit Ninja Academy: Math Master


The world-famous fun of Fruit Ninja meets the very best in educational apps

AUSTRALIA, Brisbane – May 8th, 2015 – Halfbrick (Fruit Ninja, Jetpack Joyride) and Krome Studios (TY the Tasmanian Tiger) have today released a new addition to the Fruit Ninja family, marking the team’s first foray into educational apps with Fruit Ninja Academy: Math Master.

Set in the beloved and colorful world of Fruit Ninja, Math Master is the perfect companion to classroom learning, teaching Grade 1 math skills to children aged 5 to 7 years old.

Keeping with the simple Fruit Ninja gameplay that fans know and love, players slice their way through different math challenges presented in an engaging comic-style format.

Students will master a number of key learning areas along the way, including addition, subtraction, skip counting (multiplication), numbers, sequences and shapes. The objective? To find the Lost Tablets of Fruitasia, rescue Truffles the Pig, and prove that learning can be fun!

All challenges are graded, and players will be encouraged to hone their skills in order to unlock extra content for performing well. Progress is also logged directly within the game, allowing parents and teachers to easily track development over time.

With fresh features such as interactive mini games, unlockable rewards, and collectible stickers, Math Master provides a fun and appealing platform for children to practice, reinforce, and improve their understanding of simple math concepts with the time-tested Fruit Ninja formula.

Fruit Ninja Academy: Math Master is also a Halfbrick Child-Safe app, meaning it contains no analytics or data gathering functionality, requires no online account or social media login to play, and does not include advertising or other promotions of any kind.

“Striking the perfect balance between fun and education was incredibly important,” said Shainiel Deo, chief executive at Halfbrick. “With this release, it’s our belief that even the most reluctant students will feel engaged and supported from beginning to end.”

Fruit Ninja Academy: Math Master is now available for USD$4.99 on the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon Appstore for Android. For further details, please contact
press@halfbrick.com

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

05/06/2015 - LOUD on Planet X Launches New Kickstarter
POP SANDBOX ANNOUNCES NEW INDIE VIDEO GAME ‘LOUD ON PLANET X’ FEATURING TEGAN AND SARA, METRIC, F*CKED UP, METZ, AUSTRA, LIGHTS, JULY TALK & CADENCE WEAPON


KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TODAY

Toronto based studio Pop Sandbox announced their latest venture today, ‘LOUD on Planet X’, an indie video game for console and mobile that features an array of top musicians, including Tegan and Sara, Metric, F*cked Up, METZ, Austra, Lights, July Talk, and Cadence Weapon, defending their stage against hordes of attacking aliens.  Combining rhythm tap and tower defense style gaming, ‘LOUD on Planet X’ allows you to use an assortment of power-ups (amps/strobe lights/fog machines/bouncers/etc.) to help your artist defend their stage, as you tap along to the music.

The game will also feature three original scores created by Mike Haliechuk & Jonah Falco of F*cked Up, Brendan Canning & Justin Peroff of Broken Social Scene, and Harrison.  Check out an early sample of the Haliechuk & Falco’s score via
Soundcloud.

Targeted for a Fall 2015 release, Pop Sandbox has announced a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the final steps in production of the game, offering up a number of cool, unique rewards including an avatar of yourself to be included in level 1 of the game, a green 7” vinyl of the score with original artwork by indie comics superstar Michael DeForge, and limited addition signed prints of the game’s featured artists in the game style.  Watch the Kickstarter video
here.

Read more about LOUD On Planet X via
Rolling Stone

Pop Sandbox is an award-winning small studio based in Toronto, Canada. Pop Sandbox brings together top practitioners from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines into a creative environment that fosters innovation in both content and form. Over the past 5 years, they have worked with a diverse group of filmmakers, artists, journalists, social workers, technologists, playwrights, animators, composers, game designers, activists and musicians on groundbreaking graphic novel, film, videogame and interactive experiences.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

05/06/2015 - Win a PS4 and More in Witcher 3 Art Contest
WIN A PLAYSTATION 4 & MORE IN ‘THE WITCHER’ ART CONTEST!

SUBMIT YOUR OWN FAN ART FROM THE WORLD OF ‘THE WITCHER’ FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN!

In celebration of the upcoming release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Dark Horse’s The World of the Witcher source book, Dark Horse will run a special art contest through Facebook from May 5 to May 27 that gives fans a chance to win a PlayStation 4, copies of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and The World of the Witcher, autographed original concept art from the game, and much more.

Whether it’s a drawing, sculpture, painting, digital design, or something else entirely—enter your artistic vision of The Witcher for consideration! For eligibility, fans must submit a piece of original fan art via the
dedicated contest tab on the Dark Horse Comics Facebook page or the dedicated contest website by May 27.

One grand-prize winner will receive:

• PlayStation 4
• Collector’s edition of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt signed by the CD PROJEKT RED developers, with statue
• Autographed original art from the game
• The Witcher skateboard
• The World of the Witcher limited edition art book
• The Witcher Adventure game (physical and digital editions)
• The Witcher T-shirt
• Volume 1 of The Witcher comics
• The Witcher digital comic collection

One first runner-up will receive:

• The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for the platform of their choice signed by the CD PROJEKT RED developers
• Autographed original art from the game
• The World of the Witcher
• The Witcher medallion
• The Witcher Adventure Game digital edition
• The Witcher T-shirt
• Volume 1 of The Witcher comics
• The Witcher digital comic collection

One second runner-up will receive:

• The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for the platform of their choice signed by the CD PROJEKT RED developers
• The World of the Witcher
• The Witcher medallion
• The Witcher Adventure Game digital edition
• The Witcher T-shirt
• Volume 1 of The Witcher comics
• The Witcher digital comic collection
For more details and contest rules, see the
Dark Horse Comics Facebook contest tab or the dedicated contest website.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

05/05/2015 - DigThatBox E3 Expo 2015 Newswire Now Open
E3 Expo 2015 Newswire Page Now Open!

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Our E3 Expo 2015 Newswire page is now LIVE. Stay up to date with all the exciting E3 news. See our collection of E3 memories, learn about our 2015 E3 arcade token promotion, and visit our massive archive of E3 Expo news. Celebrate the show with the most unique E3 coverage on the web.

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Monday, May 4, 2015

05/04/2015 - Funk of the Titans Coming to Wii U
Follow the rhythm of Funk of Titans on WiiU

A Crowd Of Monsters and Enjoy Up release this adventure that combines blaxploitation films with Greek mythology.

Funk Of Titans, the platformer developed by the independent studio A Crowd Of Monsters, has a new version for Wii U after winning Xbox One gamers over with its rhythm and humor. The publisher  Enjoy Up has been responsible for the porting to Wii U of this adventure that combines the sensibilities of blaxploitation films with Greek mythology. The game will be available next May 14 in America and in early June in Europe at a price of $ 8.99 - 8.99 euros.

Funk Of Titans is a platformer in which you are tasked to defeat the Music Titans in the name of funky. As Perseus you will accomplish this task via 40+ levels through 3 different worlds of music: Pop, Rap, and Rock with different weapons and helmets and collecting golden records along the way.

Show those jive-turkey Pagan Titans why funk is the music of the Gods! Funk-Fu for the win!

Groove through 40+ levels of funk platforming through the worlds of Pop, Rap, and Rock!

Summoned by Zeus, guide Perseus through the ways of funk to defeat all of the Music Titans!
 
About A Crowd Of Monsters:
A Crowd of Monsters is a game developer heartquartered in Barcelona (Spain) that develops games for mobile (Apple and Android) and consoles (PS4, Xbox One y Wii U). Is best-known for Sugar Kid and Funk of Titans. Is currently developing a new tittle,
Blues And Bullets.

Platform: Wii U (download-only)
Release Date: May 14, 2015 (America) and June, 2015 (Europe)
Price: $8.99 , €8.99
Genre: Platformer
Player (s): Single
Calification ESRB: Teen Calificacion PEGI: +13

For further information, please contact us on  http://acrowdofmonsters.com/games/funk-of-titans/

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