THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND — Astraware and PopCap are pleased to announce the release of Pixelus for Palm OS and Windows Mobile for Pocket PC handhelds. Pixelus was originally developed for PC by Nuclide, makers of other fine games including Rocket Mania.
The game is set on the mythical island of Pixelus and players must help Claudius navigate the various temples of Pixelus to recreate the beautiful mosaic floors by replacing missing tiles. Each temple contains an increasing number of mosaic puzzles which Claudius must complete to please the Gods and escape the island.
To complete the puzzles players slide tiles into place using other tiles as a guide. As each puzzle is solved it displays the completed mosaic in full colour. Pixelus features beautiful highly-detailed graphics, an atmospheric music soundtrack and over 200 puzzles offering varying levels of difficulty for novice players or expert puzzle fans. With these elements, Pixelus has all the makings of another classic puzzle game.
Howard Shortt from Tekguru is already a fan: “…clearing a difficult level brings about a level of satisfaction in me that I rarely feel playing games…some may say the game is a time sponge as it’s not one you can put down too easily. It has a home on my device and I’ll keep it there.”
Pixelus is available for both hi-res and lo-res Palm OS 5.0 devices and Windows Mobile for Pocket PC with QVGA or VGA screens. Pixelus is priced $19.95 and is available from the Astraware website – www.astraware.com.
About Astraware Limited
Founded in 1994, Astraware Limited develops, publishes and distributes games for mobile devices. Some of the company’s best known handheld titles include Bejeweled, Cubis, Zuma, Insaniquarium and Zap!2000/2016. Handango have presented awards to Astraware twice in recent years, with Game of The Year in 2003 for Bejeweled, and Palm OS Developer of the Year in 2004. Mobile Gaming enthusiasts have downloaded more than 30 million copies of Astraware’s products, and the company has customers in over 100 countries. For more information, contact Alison Barclay at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.astraware.com.
The company was founded in 2000 by John Vechey, Brian Fiete, and Jason Kapalka, who’d learned their trade earlier working for internet game companies like Flipside and pogo.com. In 2002, they consolidated their operation by opening an office in Seattle. Today, PopCap have nearly thirty employees and a host of contractors and development partners. PopCap games can be found on numerous different platforms, from the web to PCs to Macs, to PDAs and cell phones, even mid-flight airline entertainment. Visit www.popcap.com for more information.