|By Business Wire||
|July 21, 2014 04:00 PM EDT||
(NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon Game Studios today announced two new games—Saber’s Edge and To-Fu Fury—for Amazon’s new Fire phone. Saber’s Edge and To-Fu Fury are co-developed with partners, Hibernum and HotGen as part of Amazon Game Studios’ mission to build fun, immersive games from the ground up for Amazon devices. These new games were created exclusively for Fire phone and take advantage of Amazon’s groundbreaking Dynamic Perspective. With Dynamic Perspective, Fire phone enables players to control gameplay with their head movements or by tilting the device to change direction or view. Learn more about the latest games at http://games.amazon.com.
“Amazon Game Studios is working with some of the best studios to co-develop games that leverage the amazing capabilities of our new devices,” said Mike Frazzini, Vice President of Amazon Games. “The new games we are releasing today deeply integrate Dynamic Perspective and offer players new ways to engage with games—using head movements to navigate gameplay and tilt gestures to strategize upcoming moves. Saber’s Edge and To-Fu Fury are just the beginning of what Amazon Game Studios and the entire game development community can do using the immersive new Dynamic Perspective technology built into Fire phone.”
Set in a unique universe of steampunk scoundrels and cloud cities, Saber’s Edge is a strategic match-3 puzzle game where players match tiles across four sides of a rotating cube at the bottom of the screen to help pirates battle rival crews at the top of the screen. The more matches players make, the more firepower they give their pirates in battle. Using Dynamic Perspective, players peek around the corners of the cube to see opportunities to extend their matches, or tilt the device to spin the cube left or right to the next cube face. The victorious are rewarded with treasure used to build a pirate crew powerful enough to eventually reign supreme.
Here’s what customers who were given an early preview of the game had to say:
“The device the game is played on is extraordinary, which adds to the fun of the game. Being able to tilt the screen and zoom in by bringing it closer to your face was a very unique experience.”
“I was taken aback for the first minute by the fact that I could rotate the device around in my hand and actually explore the arena. Awesome.”
“I very much enjoyed the strategic aspect along with the combat aspect. It is very unique to have a game with the two combined.”
Cheat death, defeat enemies, and save the Fortune Kitty in To-Fu Fury, a humorous action game where the player becomes To-Fu, a stretchy, sticky, flingy, and combative cube of bean-curd. Set in a distant land of dojos, temples, and ninjas, players must navigate To-Fu through deadly spikes, devious traps, and powerful enemies to free Fortune Kitty. Each element of the game comes to life on Fire phone’s innovative interface with this new look of the popular To-Fu series. Players can use their head to peek around levels, see their obstacles and plot their strategy.
Here’s what customers who were given an early preview of the game had to say:
“To-Fu is endearing, creative, and a blast to play through. Combining the aspects of a puzzle game with a combat game, you get a challenging brain-bender with the added bonus of defeating bad dudes.”
“The gameplay is fantastic and the device lets you see around corners without having to take your finger off the trigger.”
“I found that all the special features of the device are well integrated into the game.”
Saber’s Edge is free, and To-Fu Fury costs just $1.99. Both games allow players to purchase optional power-ups and access to additional game features. The games will be available exclusively for Fire phone in the Amazon Appstore. Learn more about Amazon Game Studios and all the latest games at http://games.amazon.com.
About Amazon Game Studios
Amazon Game Studios is making creative, fun games that are built from the ground up for Amazon devices. Amazon Game Studios titles aim to engage and delight a broad range of audiences – from core gamers to kids – and launch exclusively on Amazon devices.
Amazon opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by three principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire phone, Fire tablets, and Fire TV are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.
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