Blitz 1UP nets Red Chain Games’ butterfly indie delight
JANUARY 28, 2010 LEAMINGTON SPA, UK Fluttabyes, a beautiful butterfly-themed downloadable PC title is out now on Boonty, GamersGate, Gamestreamer and Impulse.
Developed by indie studio Red Chain Games and signed to Blitz Arcade’s Blitz 1UP label, Fluttabyes is a fun, quirky take on a Match 3 game. Easy to pick up and play, yet deeply addictive, the aim of Fluttabyes is to help the butterflies fly away by matching four or more of the same colour. The game is gorgeous, with sunny countryside settings in a unique and colourful art style.
You can create lines of four, five, six or seven butterflies, a 4x4, L shapes and cross shapes up to 7x7. And the bigger the match, the bigger the bonus! Create 7x7 matches to unlock special ladybird bonuses. You can also create combos by lining up matches that complete after other butterflies have flown away, to amass huge bonuses.
Different modes also vary the game play. With Endless mode, you can play for as long as you like without pressure. In Survival mode, a dandelion clock counts down and if it reaches zero, it’s game over. But you can slow it down by helping the butterflies to fly away.
Chris Swan, Business Development Director for Blitz Arcade, says:“With its enchanting mix of laid back summer styling, addictive action, and deep strategy, Fluttabyes is a puzzle game that anyone can enjoy. We really enjoyed working with Red Chain to help them complete their game and bring it to market– it was a fantastic experience."
Adds Dean Baker, MD, Red Chain Games:“It was great to partner with Blitz 1UP for our latest game. It has been a privilege to be able to tap into the collective experience of the Oliver Twins and the rest of the team during the creation of Fluttabyes. Partnering with Blitz has given our game a huge opportunity to reach the widest audience possible."
For press enquiries and information about Fluttabyes, Blitz Arcade and Blitz Games Studios, contact:
Debbie Henderson, Assistant PR Manager, Blitz Games Studios
T: +44 (0) 1926 880000
For more information on Blitz 1UP please contact:
Neil Holmes, Producer, Blitz 1UP
T: +44 (0) 1926 880000
About Red Chain Games:
Red Chain Games is based in Warwick, UK and was founded in 2009 by Richard M Smith and Dean Baker, who have a combined 25 years experience in the games industry.
About Blitz 1UP:
The Blitz 1UP initiative was launched in 2008 as an outlet for small, independent teams to bring their titles– finished and unfinished– to market on XBLA, PSN, PC, WiiWare, iPhone and Flash. The scheme offers tailor-made packages to indie developers including PR, QA and access to its established distribution channels. The initiative provides a wide range of services, from design and production advice through to assistance with finding distribution and publishing partners. www.blitzarcade.com/blitz1up
About Blitz Arcade:
Blitz Arcade was founded in 2007 and is dedicated to producing top quality downloadable games across all platforms. Blitz Arcade is a division of Blitz Games Studios and uses its industry-leading proprietary technology, BlitzTech. Blitz Games Studios is based in Leamington Spa in the UK and was founded in 1990 by industry veterans Andrew and Philip Oliver and now has more than 200 staff. Its six divisions encompass Volatile Games (mature titles), TruSim (Serious Games), Blitz Games (family titles), BlitzTech (proprietarymiddleware) Blitz Arcade (downloadable games) and Blitz Academy (education division)