NEW YORK, LONDON – January 26, 2010 – I-play, Oberon Media’s publishing division and the world’s leading multi-platform casual games publisher, today launched one of its most successful online games – Paradise Quest – for the iPhone™ and iPod® touch. After captivating more than 5 million online gamers, Paradise Quest will now use social features, in-game micro-transactions and all of the innovative controls of the iPhone and iPod touch, to bring an amazingly original gaming experience to the platform.
Paradise Quest brings gamers deep within the Galapagos archipelago where they will embark on a wild puzzle adventure to restore the majestic island of Isabela to its former beauty. Through smooth touch screen controls, players drag and swap objects to make matches on the moving board and unleash powerful forces of nature such as earthquakes and tornadoes. Adding a revolutionary twist to the ever-popular Match-3 puzzle game, all matches in Paradise Quest directly affect the player’s navigation across the board.
Fans of Paradise Quest can now share their experience with their friends. Players can post game acheivements and challenge their friends through Facebook Connect. With Multiplayer modes, players will be able compete against their friends in head-to-head challenges or unite forces in Co-Op mode, using WiFi or Bluetooth communications*.
As an exclusive to the iPhone and iPod touch versions, players who want to continue to explore Isabela will also be able to unlock the Paradise Nights bonus pack, which offers 20 new levels as part of an in-game micro-transaction purchase. Players will also find a coupon code in the game, granting them a special discount on the PC version of Paradise Quest and driving even more fans to this best-selling franchise across multiple platforms.
“I-play sought not only to create a captivating game, but also one that connects across platforms and to a player’s social graph,” said Ofer Leidner, co-founder and chief strategy officer at Oberon Media. “We are very excited to create these type of cross-platform gaming experiences that successfully leverage social and micro-transaction features.”