Get Eggcited – Today is “Egg-mergence Day”
LEAMINGTON SPA, United Kingdom, Dec. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Codemasters, along with DNA Interactive, a wholly owned subsidiary of DNA Dynamics, Inc. (Pink Sheets: DNAD), want you to get eggcited – today is “Egg-mergence day!” Dizzy: Prince of the Yolkfolk, a special eggdition of the 1991 eggventure, launches today for iPad(Ã‚®) ($3.99), iPhone(Ã‚®), iPod Touch(Ã‚®) ($1.99) and Android((TM)) devices ($1.99). To celebrate the return of one of the most speshell videogame characters from over two decades ago, Codemasters has released a new video featuring classic gameplay, new footage of the HD remake and fans’ memories of the hard boiled eggventurer now showing at www.DizzyGame.com.
In the “We Love Dizzy – Now and Then” video, Dizzy’s original creators, twin brothers Philip and Andrew Oliver, reminisce and discuss the return of gaming’s iconic egg. Classic and new gameplay footage is featured alongside fans sharing their memories of our tumbling hero and their thoughts on the new remake. The mini-documeggtary is now playing at www.DizzyGame.com.
In Dizzy: Prince of the Yolkfolk, the Yolkfolk are in eggstraordinary peril and it’s down to Dizzy, with his red boxing gloves and trademark somersaults, to save the day. Our hero has been locked in a dungeon by Rockwart the Troll on orders from the Evil Wizard Zaks, and his girlfriend Daisy is being held in a mysterious castle. Only by tumbling, running and jumping around the magical kingdom of Keldor, collecting, finding and combing items and helping a diverse cast of characters from ‘upset’ Mr. Lion to the Grim Reaper himself, can Dizzy triumph eggainst all odds.
The iOS(Ã‚®) and Android editions of Dizzy: Prince of the Yolk are being developed by DNA Interactive, with DNA’s Chief Gaming Officer Paul Ranson, the game’s original project director, heading development. Simple touch screen controls, HD graphics, revamped retro score and classic gameplay are sure to delight eggspectant fans.
Dizzy: Prince of the Yolk will be published today by Codemasters and is available from the App Store(Ã‚®) for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch and from Android Market((TM)) for Android phones and tablets. For the latest on the game, visit www.DizzyGame.com. The game will not, unfortunately, be available on speggtrum.
The original Dizzy: Prince of the Yolkfolk story (reproduced off the back of a dusty old cassette inlay):
Grand Dizzy was feeling very down one day, so Dizzy and Daisy decided to cheer him up by baking him his favourite food, cherry pie. So off went Daisy to get some cherries from her cupboard but there were none to be seen.
“Pogie’s pinched the cherries!” she cried, as she saw Pogie’s pawprint in the cupboard, “That darned fluffle. Come here you!” and Pogie promptly darted off into the enchanted forest to escape Daisy’s rage.
Dizzy and Daisy headed into the forest to catch Pogie (and replenish their supply of cherries at the same time). However, while searching for Pogie they got lost and found a castle, where they thought they would find help, but it seemed deserted. They looked in the castle for Pogie, but Daisy caught herself on a mystic spinning wheel. She started feeling really sleepy, so she found a bed and went to sleep. “Wake up Daisy, wake up!” shouted Dizzy. But before he could wake her up, Rockwart the troll caught him and locked him up underground…
About The Oliver Twins
Philip and Andrew Oliver started developing computer games while still at school and went onto work with Codemasters on the Dizzy games and many other very successful titles. Following this early success they went on to found leading independent games developer, Blitz Games Studios in 1990. For more information on the Oliver Twins, go to http://www.olivertwins.com.
Codemasters, the award winning games developer and publisher, has a 25-year heritage and annual revenues in excess of US$ 150 Million. Codemasters is a winner of the coveted Grand Prix Award from the Develop Industry Excellence Awards, an award bestowed on the company felt by Develop to have contributed the most to the games medium in recent times. Across the group, Codemasters employs over 500 people. In March 2010, Reliance Big Entertainment Ltd. (RBEL), a part of India’s Reliance ADA group, acquired a 50 per cent shareholding in the Company, alongside existing investor, Balderton Capital, the leading European venture capital firm that first invested in Codemasters in 2005. For more information on Codemasters’ product portfolio, please visit www.codemasters.com.
About DNA Interactive Ltd
Established in 2010, DNA Interactive, a wholly-owned subsidiary of DNA Dynamics, is a publisher of games and apps for mobile and tablet devices including iPhone(Ã‚®), iPad(Ã‚®) and Android((TM) )phones and tablets. At the present time, DNA Interactive’s IP portfolio is comprised of proprietary game titles which include Quest of Legends, Jigsawium, Legacy: Mystery Mansion, Chess Crusade and Sudokium. Its licensed titles include The Naked Gun((TM)), Warheads: Medieval Tales and Merlin((TM)). For more information, please visit www.dna-interactive.com.
About DNA Dynamics, Inc.
Headquartered in Leamington Spa in the United Kingdom, DNA Dynamics is a worldwide developer and publisher of graphically rich, highly experiential interactive entertainment currently delivered on iOSÃ‚®, Android(TM), Nintendo DS(TM) and Sony PSPÃ‚® platforms. Through its operating subsidiaries, DNA Studios and DNA Interactive, the Company has created, acquired or licensed a portfolio of highly recognizable or emerging brands that broadly appeal to its consumer demographics, ranging from children to adults and casual gamers to serious enthusiasts. For more information, please go to www.dnadynamics.net. You can also follow the Company on Facebook and Twitter.
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