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GARFIELD AND HIS FRIENDS BURN RUBBER IN THE CRAZY RACING GAME " GARFIELD KART " ON IOS, ANDROID, PC AND MAC


                   

Who is Garfield?

Meet Garfield, the creation of cartoonist Jim Davis.  Garfield eats, sleeps, hates Mondays, loves lasagna, won’t give up the remote control, and has a wisecrack for every occasion. For a cat, he’s as human as it gets.  The quick-witted cat, who celebrated 35 years in the entertainment business this year, amuses over 220 million people every day thru his comic strip, TV show, movies, website, and social media pages. Garfield's daily antics include his kind but clueless owner, Jon, doggy pal, lovable but brainless as a brick, Odie, and Nermal, the world's cutest kitten (Garfield hates cute!)

Key figures:

·        Born on the comic’s pages in 1978, his strip grew to be the most widely syndicated comic in the world; over 220 million readers follow his adventures every day.

·         Garfield has a presence through newspapers, TV, and licensing in 131 countries.

·          Over 11 million fans “like” Garfield on Facebook

·          Bagherra Publishing was released some 91 comic books and Dargaud has the exclusive rights on the Series 2 — 2 comic books are published each year.  Worldwide, over 135 million books have been sold.

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Press release

  


(Montreuil, November 7, 2013) — Microïds Games for All announces the release of " Garfield Kart ,” a crazy racing game centered in the universe of the world’s most famous cat, Garfield, available now on iOS, Android, and soon on PC and Mac.

Today, Garfield and his friends arrive in a colorful multiplayer racing game, inspired by his world of crazy characters and situations. Eight of the series symbolic characters can join the race:  Jon, Nermal, Liz, Odie…and of course, Garfield. The claws come out when it’s time to race, and there are many ways to win with sixteen circuits available, and many possible means to finish first.  

On the track, several bonuses are available (8 different bonuses) and have to be picked up in order to get rid of the other pilots, or to protect themselves from them. Throw pies to stop the opponents, use the lasagna booster to drive faster or a spring to reach some hidden passages: everything must be used between two skids to finish first.

The players can select a pilot and a kart according to their driving style. Each of the eight protagonists and the eight karts own specific features: acceleration, maximum speed and vehicle maneuverability. Accessories are also available to custom pilots and vehicles. Many combinations are possible!

The hats and helmets bring special abilities to the pilots, such as the chef’s hat that increases the speed of the pies that are thrown at the opponents. The spoilers make it possible to modify the kart’s features. At the beginning of the race, different Boosts must be chosen. The Boosts bring significant advantages to steal the victory from the opponents (faster start, two trials to win the race,…). It is up to the player to make the right choices to get ready before the beginning of the race.

" Garfield Kart " includes four different game modes according to the desired type of challenge. The “Single Race” mode, perfect for a quick game, the “Grand Prix”  mode to race on the sixteen circuits, the “Time Trial” where the goal is to reach the reference time and the “Challenge of the Day” which proposes a challenge every day (for instance, beat a given opponent).

" Garfield Kart " is available since November 7 on iOS and Android in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish and soon on PC and Mac.
Who is Garfield?

Meet Garfield, the creation of cartoonist Jim Davis.  Garfield eats, sleeps, hates Mondays, loves lasagna, won’t give up the remote control, and has a wisecrack for every occasion. For a cat, he’s as human as it gets.  The quick-witted cat, who celebrated 35 years in the entertainment business this year, amuses over 220 million people every day thru his comic strip, TV show, movies, website, and social media pages. Garfield's daily antics include his kind but clueless owner, Jon, doggy pal, lovable but brainless as a brick, Odie, and Nermal, the world's cutest kitten (Garfield hates cute!)

Key figures:

·        Born on the comic’s pages in 1978, his strip grew to be the most widely syndicated comic in the world; over 220 million readers follow his adventures every day.

·         Garfield has a presence through newspapers, TV, and licensing in 131 countries.

·          Over 11 million fans “like” Garfield on Facebook

·          Bagherra Publishing was released some 91 comic books and Dargaud has the exclusive rights on the Series 2 — 2 comic books are published each year.  Worldwide, over 135 million books have been sold.

 " Garfield Kart " (iOS)

Price: $0.99 / Weight: 198 Mo

Lien: http://itunes.apple.com/app/id656101044

 " Garfield Kart " (Android)

Price: $0.99 / Weight: 134 Mo

Lien: http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microids.google.garfieldkart

  " Garfield Kart " (PC and Mac)

available in November

 
A PROPOS D’ANUMAN INTERACTIVE

About Anuman Interactive

Created in 2000, Anuman Interactive is a French publisher of software, application and multi-platform videogames, active on an international level and exclusively dedicated to dematerialized titles.

Through a catalogue with more than 2,500 references on PC/Mac, Smartphones, Tablets, consoles and Facebook, the company aims at everyone: general audience, beginners, advanced players… Thanks to the experience and know-how of its teams, Anuman Interactive has successfully developed a rich and varied catalogue based on several themes (video games, everyday life, edutainment, retrogaming…) and on famous licenses such as Garfield, For Dummies, Agatha Christie… Today, the company has become one of the main dematerialized publisher in the adventure video game industry, through the Microïds brand (Syberia, Dracula, Amerzone…) and on Mobile, thanks to the Home Design 3D application (9 million users).

At the end of 2009, Anuman Interactive joined the Media-Participations group – the 3rd largest publishing group in France and the top comic book publishing group in Europe – as a subsidiary company, and actively conducts its transition towards new technologies.

As a major publisher on iOS, on Android (Google Play, Amazon App-Shop) and as a partner of worldwide famous download platforms, such as Steam or Big Fish, these are certainly exciting times for Anuman Interactive!

For more information, check the website http://www.anuman-interactive.com

About GARFIELD

GARFIELD was born on the comics pages on June 19, 1978. The mastermind of cartoonist Jim Davis, GARFIELD is a humorous strip centered on the lives of a quick-witted orange cat who loves lasagna, coffee, and his remote control; Jon Arbuckle, his owner; and Odie, a sweet but dumb dog. GARFIELD was introduced to the world in just 41 newspapers and is now the most widely syndicated comic strip ever, appearing in 2100 newspapers. The strip, distributed by Universal Press, is read by over 220 million people each day and is translated into 42 languages.

The success of the comic strip spawned a popular animated TV show, Garfield and Friends, which appeared on CBS-TV from 1988 to 1995, and is currently in worldwide syndication. In 2009, The Garfield Show debuted on Cartoon Network USA and now airs in 211 territories. PEOPLE magazine called the show, "One of the Year's Best New Kids' Shows."

In 2004, Twentieth Century Fox invited Garfield to star in his first-ever full-length feature film , Garfield: The Movie. A sequel , Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties was released in June 2006. The movies earned over $340 million at the box office. Garfield has also starred in three CGI animated movies, all penned by Jim Davis. Fox released Garfield Gets Real (2007), Garfield's Fun Fest (2008), and Garfield's Pet Force (2009) on DVD and in limited theatrical release.

Garfield also entertains his fans on a popular web site, garfield.com, and engages kids in interesting and pedagogically sound activities to promote literacy at professorgarfield.org. English, Science and Life Skills are among the topics Garfield and his pals address at learninglab.org, a public service of the Virginia Department of Education.

Garfield has long been considered a "classic" or "evergreen" property because he has not only endured, but continues to be fresh and funny after 35 years in the limelight.

Follow Garfield, along with over 11 million other fans, on Facebook ( facebook.com/Garfield) and Twitter ( twitter.com/Garfield).

About Paws, Inc.

Cartoonist Jim Davis’ company, Paws, Inc., located near Albany, Indiana, was founded in 1981 to handle the creative end of the Garfield licensing business. Today, Paws is the sole owner of all copyrights and trademarks for the Garfield property, and controls not only the creative angle of the fat cat’s flourishing empire, but also the licensing, marketing, and brand management of Garfield and the Garfield characters.

More information at garfield.com/paws-inc

GARFIELD and The Garfield Characters © Paws.  All Rights Reserved.

Press contact :

Cyril Berrebi – cberrebi@microids.com

Guillaume Bastide - gbastide@microids.com

  The names of companies and products mentioned in this document are the trademarks of their respective owners .

 

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