November 24, 2010 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Warsaw, Poland - Renowned game developer and publisher Codeminion, announced today the release of the iPad version of puzzle game classic, Ancient Quest of Saqqarah. The game is immediately available for purchase at the Apple AppStore for $6.99.
The original Ancient Quest of Saqqarah was an instant hit when released in 2008 on PC & Mac. Receiving numerous 5 out of 5 star reviews and selling over 175,000 copies it established its position as "the puzzle game". Distinguished from all other puzzle games on the market, Saqqarah boasts over 500 different levels and 7 types of unique game play. With beautiful graphics and featuring the voice of Michael McMconnohie (Diablo 2, World of Warcraft), the game brought casual games to a new benchmark, appealing to not only the casual gaming crowd.
Quoting acclaimed casual game site Gamezebo: "Ancient Quest of Saqqarah doesn't just stand up there with the medium's best desktop time killers - in many ways, it'll also change the way you look at them going forward. Whereas most mainstream-friendly amusements attempt to do one thing well, this landmark game instead delivers multiple thrills in a single, attention-grabbing package." The website also called the game "a benchmark against which to score all future competition".
Ancient Quest of Saqqarah is a match-3 game, featuring stunningly detailed graphics, immersive sound effects and addictive, unique gameplay mechanics. The player's objective is to restore the ruined temples and defeat Seth, the evil god among ancient Egyptian deities. The levels progress in difficulty and type, with bonus stages mixed in between. As Codeminion co-owner Konrad Olesiewicz said: "When asked about match-3 games most people immediately think about games like Bejeweled or Jewel Quest. I think that the iPad audience will be pleasantly surprised when they see how a next-generation match-3 game looks like. I am thrilled that we were able to implement all of the amazing effects and features from the original game in the iOS version.".
Featuring graphics like no other match-3 game, Ancient Quest of Saqqarah is not only fun to play, but also pleasant to watch. "The first thing you'll be struck by is the title's riveting presentation, which uses convincing voice-overs, slick cinematic sequences and dazzling smoke, flame and electrical effects to instantly entertain and captivate" wrote well known casual game reviewer Scott Steinberg. The iPad version of the game also introduces new features not present in the original game for the PC, like the ability to upload awards & trophies to Facebook.
Ancient Quest of Saqqarah features:
* Puzzles laid on unique freeform boards
* 7 different types of puzzles combined in one game
* Over 500 unique levels grouped into 7 stages, offering more than 50 hours of gameplay.
* Additional bonus levels
* Share trophies and awards on Facebook
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* 29.9 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Ancient Quest of Saqqarah is offered under the name Saqqarah HD 1.19, is $6.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. A free trial version will be released in the upcoming months. Codeminion invites all reviewers interested in the game to contact them in order to receive redeem codes.
Founded in 2004, Codeminion S.C. is an independent game development studio based in Warsaw, Poland. Codeminion S.C. has successfully developed and published many hit games such as Ancient Quest of Saqqarah(TM), Brunhilda and the Dark Crystal(TM) and Magic Match(TM). Preferring quality over quantity, Codeminion focuses on creating clever, innovative and highly polished titles for demanding gamers. Copyright (C) 2004-2010 Codeminion S.C. All Rights Reserved. Codeminion, GameClubCafe are registered trademarks and Bayo Bongo, Brunhilda and the Dark Crystal, StoneLoops! of Jurassica, Ancient Quest of Saqqarah are trademarks of Codeminion S.C. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.