United Kingdom– 27th March 2009– Chillingo Ltd, Europe’s premier iPhone publisher has inked a deal with French-based mobile development studio Tetraedge Inc today at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco to launch the iPhone port of Microsoft Windows based adventure game of the same name inspired by Jules Verne’s novel“The Mysterious Island”.
“Return to Mysterious Island” is a content rich adventure game, part of the Microids catalog, the leader in adventure games standing at approximately 300Mb in size, possibly the biggest game to launch on the iPhone in the Apple App Store. This popular game which has already gained a huge cult following on Windows Desktop, Windows Mobile and Symbian platforms follows Mina, a strong-willed young woman alone on a round-the-world sailing expedition. Caught in a tremendous storm, she becomes stranded on the shores of a wild and apparently uninhabited island. As she explores her new surroundings, she uncovers artifacts, living spaces and technologies left behind by the people who came before her to this uncharted island.
Franck Devisme, CEO of Tetraedge Inc said“In Return To Mysterious Island, there is no game-imposed linear ordering to how the game is played. Every player will have their own unique ways of advancing through the game.” He added“The iPhone multi-touch features takes the game-play of this classic adventure game to new levels never yet seen before. We will also look into social networking aspects of the game to leverage the 3G connectivity of the iPhone.”
“We are very excited about this collaboration with our long-term development partner Tetraedge. This is going to be“literally” the biggest adventure game to hit the iPhone since the App Store was launched last year.” says Chris Byatte, co-Founder and Managing Director for Chillingo. Chillingo are the publishers of popular iPhone titles including the award winning Zen Bound™ which has won the Best iPhone Game award at the GDC this week. Their recent title“iDracula– Undead Awakening” zoomed up the App Store charts days after its release.
Chillingo Ltd is the premier iPhone publisher in Europe for innovative games and software for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Tetraedge Inc is a games development studio founded in 2002. It specializes in the production of original and innovative mobile games.
MICRO?DS is one of the leading adventure games producers and publishers in the U.S., Canada and Europe. With an ongoing focus on hiring the industry's best and brightest new talents, MICRO?DS is home to the teams that develop and create innovative games and interactive programs. MICRO?DS has one of the world’s first and largest adventure catalogues, bringing together titles from Micro?ds, Cryo, Index+ and Wanadoo Edition. MICRO?DS’ international successes include Still Life, Syberia, Atlantis, Dracula, Egypt and Versailles series, or the Amerzone and Obscure hits. For more information, please visit www.microids.com.