Stretch your Grey Matter today on Nintendo® Wii™, 3DS™, Windows PC
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
London (July 27, 2012)– Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX? interactive entertainment products and Barnstorm Games, today announce Mensa Academy , the ultimate brain training game, is now available at retailers in such areas as the United Kingdom, Scandinavia and PAL regions for Nintendo Wii and 3DS, and Windows PC platforms. It will be available in the near future for iOS devices, Xbox LIVE for Xbox 360? video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation?Network from Sony and Android products.
Created in collaboration with Mensa, the renowned global high IQ society , Mensa Academy ischock-full of fun and stimulating mini-games and challenges. The questions featured throughout the game are directly inspired by those attempting to join Mensa.
“We are thrilled that consumers will now be able to play Mensa Academy, the most credible brain training game to date, to test and stretch their brainpower,” stated Roger Cheung, Head of Acquisitions, Square Enix Europe.“Whether they play on the beach on their 3DS, or at home on their PC or against their friends on the Wii, players will experience a clear improvement of their skills in an entertaining, accessible way.”
Mensa Academy offers players the ability to determine and improve their Mensa Academy score in Play, Coach and Test modes. Play mode challenges players to take on 100+ replayable levels in five disciplines— Numeracy, Language, Logic, Memory, and Visual, packed with stimulating questions. For further training, players can use Coach mode to hone their abilities and assess their progress in key areas before taking their skills to the next level in completing the Test, and discovering their Mensa Academy score; see how all that brain training has paid off! Nintendo Wii players can take on their friends in a multiplayer mode, to determine who the ultimate brainiac is.
“When setting out to create Mensa Academy we felt that it was important to provide the consumer with an experience that that matched the quality of the Mensa brand.? We are delighted with the result and feel that we have a title that will appeal to a broad demographic and provide both a stimulating and positive gaming product,” stated Simon Jeffrey, CEO of Barnstorm Games.
“The Mensa Academy console game is a first for Mensa and we’re thrilled to see it launched today. The game will appeal to anyone who enjoys answering fun and stimulating questions. It can also be played with friends on the Wii, so in addition to training your brain you can challenge others to see who can achieve the highest Mensa Academy score,” stated John Stevenage, Chief Executive, British Mensa Ltd.
Mensa Academy is available for?24.99/€29.99 for Nintendo Wii and 3DS and?14.99/€19.99 for Windows PC.
For more information about Mensa Academy , visit http://www.mensaacademy.com.? Mensa Academy is developed by Silverball Studios and Barnstorm Games and published by Square Enix Europe.
A version releasing exclusively in North America, American Mensa Academy, will be available in the near future for Windows PC platforms, iOS devices, HD consoles and Android products.
Mensa is the worldwide organisation for people with IQs in the top two percent of the population. You can take a supervised IQ Test from any one of our centres throughout the UK, Channel Islands and Ireland to find out if you qualify for membership. Tests are scored by Mensa and results are kept confidential
MENSA and the Mensa logo are registered around the world as trademarks/service marks of Mensa International Limited and/or other affiliated Mensa organisations.
About Square Enix Ltd.
Square Enix Ltd., a part of the Square Enix Europe business unit, develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX?, EIDOS? and TAITO? branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix Group. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as IO Interactive™, Crystal Dynamics? and Eidos Montr?al. The Square Enix Group boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST? which has sold over 59 million units worldwide and TOMB RAIDER? which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS?. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found at http://www.square-enix.com/eu/en.
DEUS EX?: HUMAN REVOLUTION, CRYSTAL DYNAMICS, DRAGON QUEST, EIDOS, FINAL FANTASY, IO INTERACTIVE, SPACE INVADERS, SQUARE ENIX, the SQUARE ENIX logo, TAITO and TOMB RAIDER are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Square Enix Group. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
About Barnstorm Games
Nomisian Ltd t/a Barnstorm Games publishes, distributes and develops interactive entertainment products on multiple formats, available throughout the world.? Titles include: Mensa Brain test, the No.1 iOS Entertainment App in 17 countries; Let’s Draw, the UK No.1 DS title; Thomas the Tank Engine and Hello Kitty Party.
Further information about Barnstorm Games and its products can be found at: www.barnstormgames.com.
Software? 2012 Nomisian Ltd.
About Silverball Studios
Silverball Studios specialises in high-quality, family-friendly games and applications for a wide variety of platforms. Silverball has worked with some of the world's biggest publishers, including Nintendo, Konami and Square Enix and are experts in the sensitive treatment of global brands and IP such as Mario, Thomas the Tank Engine, Frogger and Mensa.