eGames Hopes to Find Good Homes for Purrfect Pet Shop
Tuesday, 11th December 2007 at 4:16 pm
Casual Pet Adoption Game Includes Special Mode for Kids
LANGHORNE, Pa., December 11, 2007– Casual games developer and publisher eGames, Inc. (Other OTC: EGAM.PK), ) announced today that its new pet adoption themed PC game, Purrfect Pet Shop™ will launch online later this month. Part of the popular time management genre, Purrfect Pet Shop is poised for download from major casual game portals across the Internet.
Purrfect Pet Shop puts players in charge of an animal adoption center, caring for strays as they arrive at the shelter, and matching them with prospective owners based on the customer’s desired pet traits. At the same time, players must nurse a special customizable dog or cat back to health, choosing from thousands of possible pet combinations, and earn the animal’s trust through playing with toys, going on special trips to the aquarium or butcher shop, careful grooming, medical care, and the occasional tasty treat. While earning money in the shelter through donations from satisfied customers, players purchase center upgrades and special items to get their friend ready for adoption by the end of the game.
“We expect Purrfect Pet Shop to experience similar success to Burger Island™, our first time management game released earlier this year,” said eGames Product Manager Greg Zesinger.“Burger Island was a top seller out of the gate, continues to sell well online, and is building momentum at the retail level. We are confident Purrfect Pet Shop will follow a comparable path.”
In addition to Purrfect Pet Shop’s unique mix of pet care and adoption matchmaking, eGames also introduces a special mode in the game designed specifically for younger players.
“While the normal difficulty settings certainly cater to the‘traditional’ casual game audience, generally considered as the thirty and up crowd, we know from firsthand experience how much young children also enjoy the game,” said Zesinger.“From the beginning of the game’s development, we’ve seen how much children as young as four have loved taking care of the animals in the game, but at the normal difficulty setting, it was sometimes hard for them to complete the game’s objectives. Through the Kiddies setting, young players receive a much easier path to success with a minimum of help from an adult. Of course, we also encourage adults to sit with them and play Purrfect Pet Shop together. It’s a great opportunity to share some quality time and work together to give animals in the shelter the best homes possible.”
As an added bonus, players have the ability to take pictures of their special pet in Pet Photo Shoot mode that can be saved, printed out, and emailed to friends.
“After you create your special pet, you have the opportunity to capture images that you can email, use as Internet avatars, or simply print out with customized frames and captions,” said Zesinger.“Literally thousands of dogs and cats can be digitally recreated in the game, and it’s fun to share Purffect Pet Shop interpretations of beloved real world pets with friends and family.”
Free trials of Purrfect Pet Shop will be available at http://www.egames.com and other top online casual game portals, with the full game available for purchase at $19.99.
About eGames, Inc.
eGames, Inc., headquartered in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, develops and publishes casual games for the PC and the Internet which now include the eGames™, Cinemaware® and Cinemaware Marquee® brands. Additional information regarding eGames, Inc. can be found at http://www.egames.com.
Greg Zesinger, Product Manager
(215) 750-6606 (Ext. 111)
Rich Siporin, Vice President Sales and Marketing
(215) 750-6606 (Ext. 129)
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