April 28, 2011 in Gaming (E)
[prMac.com] Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Finding yourself staring out the window and daydreaming about your vacation? Turn those dreams into reality with Jet Set Go (OK - play reality, but still). Jet Set Go is a whole new kind of time management game for the Mac App Store created by the designer, programmer, and artist behind the #1 PC, Mac, and iPhone game Sally's Spa. Download Jet Set Go from the Mac App Store today!
Developed by Ph03nix New Media, Jet Set Go is a new style of time management game for the casual player. In the game, players help April to put together dream vacation packages in the agency, fill up your charter flights, and travel with customers to a variety of exotic locations to ensure they experience the time of their lives. Players serve cheesecake in New York, take photographs at the Grand Canyon, dance the Congo on a cruise ship, and get to experience 15 exotic locales, from Paris to Hong Kong to Montreal.
"After being away from the casual scene for a few years, it was time to do some research to see how much things had changed in the traditional Time Management genre. We were honored to discover that many games had adopted the "Pop Up Micro Game" from the Sally's games! One thing that hadn't really changed was the age old mechanic of having to score X amount of points in X amount of time with a number of target, expert goals etc." said Dan Kratt, lead designer.
"We really felt like it was time for this to evolve." said Lead Programmer Craig Rushforth. "Over the years, we've seen countless videos of beta testers and how they react to a Time Management games and a lot of the time it isn't pretty. It's pretty intense - a massive barrier for entry and really not very casual."
"Obviously Dan and Craig had a lot of success on their previous Time Management game. Sally's was a fabulous franchise! Jet Set Go is the next evolution of that style - instead of the same old levels over and over again, there are 5 unique gameplay types. This gives players a lot more variety and keeps every minute in the game fresh," said Jon Lam, founder and CEO of Ph03nix New Media "the other great thing is that you get to travel to all sorts of places around the world - Venice, the Carribbean, Tuscany, and it gives that sense of relaxation and escapism that players will love."
* Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
* 96.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Jet Set Go 1.0 is $6.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Games category. To learn more about Jet Set go, visit Ph03nix New Media online.
Based in Alberta, Canada, Ph03nix New Media is a game development company focused on creating inspiring and entertainment multi-platform games. Founded in 2003 by entrepreneur Jon Lam, Ph03nix New Media specializes in designing casual games, and has received widespread recognition for the Curse of the Pharaoh series, which topped the charts on leading casual game portals. Ph03nix New Media is backed by AVAC Ltd. and received $1.1 million in investment funding. Additionally, the company acquired Blue Unit Studios, a Calgary-based iPhone game development studio in 2009. Copyright (C) 2011 TinyPlanet Software LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, iPad and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.