HEROES LIVE FOREVER™AS CINEMAWARE® RETURNS WITH NEW ONLINE PRESENCE AND THE KING OF CHICAGO ON iOS
Miami, FL – July 25, 2012 – Legendary game developer, Cinemaware, takes center stage on the gaming landscape once again, announcing one of their classic titles will be coming onto iOS platforms and launching a new, greatly enhanced website for its longtime fans and newcomers alike.
One of Cinemaware’s most popular titles, “The King of Chicago – Emulated Amiga™ Version” puts you in the war for Al Capone’s throne when it comes to iOS devices in the upcoming weeks. Set in the 1930s, “The King of Chicago” is the original gangster myth game. You’ll be performing drive-by shootings with your Tommy gun, bribing corrupt officials, and carving your way to the top of Chicago’s Mob in order to be included in the formation of a New York crime syndicate. As if that weren’t enough, the player also has to stay one step ahead of the law and keep his girlfriend satisfied by catering to her crazy whims and desires – or risk losing her! Designed and developed by Doug Sharp (who created Dramaton, an interactive narrative system), The King of Chicago represented a milestone in interactive storytelling.
“Lissen up, when youse action and story combine just poifect, somethin’ snazzy happens on the screen,” said Pinky Callahan, mouthpiece for Cinemaware. “Cinemaware pulled the trigger on that stuff back in the 1980s; and it ain’t no different now. People are always yappin’ at us to bring back our games, as we obliged last year with Defender of the Crown – Emulated Amiga Version on iOS. We’s in the process of releasin’ several classic and new titles in 2012, startin’ with the godfather of games, The King of Chicago – Emulated Amiga Version on iOS. And just a tip between us wiseguys…we changed up “our thing” totally at www.cinemaware.com. It’s a hit, if youse catch my drift.”
A bold new Cinemaware.com will set the stage for the developer’s triumphant return. Fans can gather there to relive memories of the company’s Amiga Generation heyday in the new Timeline feature, and interact with fellow Cinemaware fans to discuss the creation of exciting new games in the site’s Community area. The Games and Memorabilia sections offer enough retro gaming material to fill a “Ready Player One” sequel, including original box covers, videos, screenshots and all sorts of cool trivia and memorabilia info. A Cinemaware Radio is planned that will allow fans to listen to their favorite Cinemaware game tracks, as well as a Featurette Theater where they will be able to play free mini-games online. In addition, look forward to a new merchandising line at the CinemaWEAR store when it launches, so the world will know you defend your gaming crown with pride.
Originally founded in 1985, Cinemaware became a dominant force in interactive entertainment across multiple platforms of computers, consoles and mobile devices. With its titles rooted in classic movie genres and renowned for their Hollywood-caliber production values, Cinemaware titles delivered immersive storytelling and innovative gameplay. The company rocketed to the top of the gaming world with its inaugural 1986 release, Defender of the Crown®, which was followed up by several other dazzling titles including S.D.I.™, The King of Chicago™, Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon™, Rocket Ranger™, The Three Stooges®, Lords of the Rising Sun™, It Came From the Desert™, Wings™ and the TV Sports™ series of sports titles. At a later stage, the company released a major console project in the form of Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown® and several Game Boy Advance ports. Cinemaware titles still reside among numerous “Best Games of All Time” lists, having collectively sold millions of units across multiple platforms and are considered some of the best and most innovative games ever created.
Cinemaware is currently focusing on the production of new games for the PC, tablets and mobile platforms.
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