Vostu’s First Game Developed Exclusively for the Fast Growing Number of Global Android Smartphone and Tablet Users is Available in Three Languages
S?o Paulo, October 28th 2011–? Vostu, the rapidly growing social gaming company in Brazil, unveiled its first game exclusively built for mobile: Elemental, a social and single player puzzle game. Developed at the company’s S?o Paulo studio, Elemental is a twist on the classic puzzle game of Sudoku, replacing numbers with elements (earth, water, fire and wind), which when combined correctly, unlock new elements within each puzzle. As with GolMania, Vostu’s first multiplayer real-time social soccer game launched in September, Vostu has made the game available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.? Elemental is available exclusively on Android, which Google has reported is experiencing explosive growth in both emerging and established markets, and integrates OpenFeint’s mobile social games platform to offer real-time social features to the gameplay experience. Elemental is free and can be downloaded now from the Android Market at http://m.vo.st/elemental.
Matt Garlick, VP Mobile at Vostu said:“Vostu is committed to utilizing the latest technology to create a mix of fun, social experiences for our millions of players. As Android continues to grow around the world, we wanted to offer an experience perfectly suited for the platform like Elemental. We look forward to players across the world trying to solve Elemental on their phones and tablets.”
“Elemental is the perfect game to take advantage of the OpenFeint platform and we look forward to working with Vostu on this and future free-to-play titles.”? says Eros Resmini, SVP of Developer Relations and Marketing, OpenFeint.“We are committed to supporting the constantly growing free-to-play market by offering the best platform to developers and gamers alike.”
Elemental is a puzzle game based on logic and memory in which the user must combine a series of elements (earth, water, air and fire) to create new elements within a 4x4 grid. The grid is divided into subgrids in which the combinations of the four primary elements must be placed to create new elements. Similar to Sudoku, the user cannot place more than one element in more than one row or column within the grid.? Professor Nicolas is the player’s trusted companion and savvy guide throughout the game, and will help with tips and suggestions through increasingly complex grids and element combinations.
Elemental has two types of game play: Story mode and Survival mode.In Story mode, players encounter different worlds in which they must collect different elements to complete a given world and move onto the next. In each world, new element combinations must be discovered, making it more and more difficult to unlock new worlds. In Survival mode, the objective is to beat the clock and complete each board in a given amount of time.
OpenFeint, a mobile social games platform, will enable Elemental players to compete against friends in real-time by sharing achievements across the global OpenFeint network. Vostu plans to integrate OpenFeint into select future free-to-play titles as well.
Vostu has experienced tremendous growth since it was founded in early 2007. It is currently the largest social gaming company in Brazil and in only two years has expanded from 1.3 million registered users to more than 35 million. Vostu’s investors include Accel Partners, Tiger Technology Global Management, Intel Capital and General Catalyst Partners.?