10tons Press Feed http://www.10tons.com Latest 10tons Press 60 Copyright 2007-2009 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss en Cyberpunk Top-Down Shooter Neon Chrome Now Available on Steam http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/235.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/235.html

Tampere, Finland, April 28th 2016 – Independent game developer 10tons announced today the cyberpunk top-down shooter Neon Chrome is now available in Steam. The game is priced $14.99 USD with a 10% launch discount through May 4th.

“We’re immensely proud of Neon Chrome. It’s our largest production yet, and it turned out fantastic. Early feedback has been incredibly enthusiastic, and the YouTuber and streamer communities have embraced the game. We're confident that Neon Chrome will find countless fans.” says Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons Ltd.

Neon Chrome is a ruthless top-down cyberpunk shooter with rogue-like elements. The game takes place inside an arcology – a massive sci-fi mega structure. Every gaming session is different as the levels are largely procedurally generated.

The player gets to blast his or her way through walls with guns and cybernetic abilities. Character classes such as the Hacker or the Cyber Psycho provide opportunities for alternate approaches. Character stats can be upgraded, new cybernetic enhancements discovered and overall player power built up to ultimately stop the insane Overseer. Every death is a new beginning – the path to the Overseer is never the same.

Features:

  • Stop the Overseer in a cyberpunk top-down shooter
  • Install enhancements and upgrade your weapons
  • Shoot through walls, make rooms explode, and obliterate whole floors
  • Explore procedural levels with endless variety
  • Defeat the bosses in hand-crafted boss fights
  • Find and solve combat and puzzle challenges
  • Unlock new abilities, enhancements and weapons
  • Local co-op devastation for 2-4 players

Neon Chrome on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/428750/

Neon Chrome launch trailer: https://youtu.be/r51ZKqVwfDQ

For additional information, screenshots and assets, see http://neonchromegame.com/press/

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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:00:00 MDT
Spellspire Turns Words Into Spellblasts on April 14th on iOS! http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/234.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/234.html

Tampere, Finland, April 8th 2016 – Multiplatform game developer 10tons Ltd. announced today the thrilling mashup of role playing game and word game, Spellspire, will launch on iOS on April 8th. The game is free to play.

“Spellspire is a bucket of fun. The core concept of the game, tapping letters and see the words blast out as spells, is just rock solid. The art style came out perfect too!” says Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons.

Spellspire is a thrilling mashup of word game and action role playing game. The player picks letters from a grid to spell words and shoot them out from a wand as spells. The longer the word, the bigger the blast! Gold is collected from slain monsters and spent on more potent wands, hats and robes with magical special effects and abilities. What lurks at the top of the Spellspire?

Features:

  • Exciting mashup of word game and action role playing game
  • Pick letters to spell words
  • Collect gold and buy better items between levels
  • Use consumable magical items to push through tough encounters

iTunes App Store link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/spellspire/id834993441

Assets: http://www.10tons.com/Game/spellspire.html

Gameplay trailer: https://youtu.be/G-uhMl97Z6U

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Fri, 08 Apr 2016 12:00:00 MDT
10tons Announces Vertically Scrolling Shoot'em Up Xenoraid http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/233.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/233.html Tampere, Finland, February 29th 2016 - Independent game developer 10tons Ltd. announced today a brand new vertically scrolling shoot'em up game Xenoraid. The game will be released in 2016 for Xbox One via the ID@Xbox program, Playstation 4, Playstation Vita, and PC.

“The core gameplay of Xenoraid has been very fun with just the right amount of novelty since the earliest prototype. I'm excited to see the game take shape and I can't wait to bring the game to gamers later this year.” said Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons Ltd.

“I believe there is demand for shmups rooted in the classic, pre-bullet hell era gameplay. And that doesn't mean it has to be decidedly retro. Xenoraid is hitting these targets dead on.” said Jaakko Maaniemi, Xenoraid team lead.

Xenoraid is a vertically scrolling shoot'em up with minimal bullet hell traits. The game emphasizes deliberate shooting and thrilling action with fresh features. The player fighters turn lightly when moving left and right, allowing shooting in angled directions. A weapon overheat system and limited heavy weapon ammo capacity reward controlled blasting. Enemies are spawned procedurally, making each play session unique.

Key strategies in Xenoraid include switching fighters during mission as required by the dynamic action, and bringing fighters back to base to fight in the next missions. Full widescreen format is used as play area.

Xenoraid is set in the year 2032, when a small fleet of extraterrestrial starships enters the solar system and attacks immediately. Lacking purpose built starfighters, humans quickly arm existing spacecrafts with machine guns, missiles, grenade launchers and more. Space agencies, armed forces and private companies from all nations join forces to defend Earth.

Features:

  • Vertically scrolling shoot'em up for action game fans
  • Focus on effective shooting
  • Fighter switching during missions
  • Procedurally driven missions
  • Metagame with fighter upgrades, tech development and story

For more information, assets and newsletter signup, see www.xenoraid.com. Fans are encouraged to sign up for the newsletter to get notified about the soon to be launched Steam Greenlight campaign.

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Mon, 29 Feb 2016 16:30:00 MST
Hit Action Puzzle Game Sparkle 2 Now Available on Xbox One http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/232.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/232.html

Tampere, Finland, January 27th 2015 – The marble shooter action puzzle game Sparkle 2 by 10tons Ltd. is now available for Xbox One via the ID@Xbox self-publishing program. The game is priced $7.99 USD / €7.99 EUR / £6.39 GBP. A -15% launch discount will run through February 8th.

“We are in a fortunate position to be able to launch another proven hit marble shooter action puzzle game for Xbox One. Sparkle Unleashed has done great since its June 2015 release as the first such game on Xbox One, and we're sure fans and action puzzle enthusiasts are eager for more by now.” says Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons Ltd.

Sparkle 2 is a match three marble shooter action puzzle game. Set in a magical world of mystery, the player is tasked with matching three or more like colored marbles to make said marbles vanish before they fall into a pit. The storyline covers the player's journey through an enchanted landscape to find five magical keys. The metagame features unlocking and equipping magical enchantments, which alter gameplay rules in fun and interesting ways.

The Xbox One version of Sparkle 2 includes an all new game mode, Cataclysm.

Features:

  • Superbly polished action puzzle gaming
  • State of the art special effects
  • Four game modes: Story, Survival, Challenge and Cataclysm
  • More than 90 levels throughout the story
  • Supercharge your Orb Slinger with 16 powerful Enchantments
  • Immersive mystery storyline with voiceovers
  • Cinematic soundtrack by the award-winning composer Jonathan Geer

Sparkle 2 for Xbox One: https://store.xbox.com/Xbox-One/Games/Sparkle-2/aed903ca-0e7f-403c-a34f-3fc3a749d29d

Sparkle 2 trailer: https://youtu.be/giB9y6-cBFM

For more information and assets, see: http://www.10tons.com/Game/sparkle2.html

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Wed, 27 Jan 2016 01:15:00 MST
Baseball Riot Now Available for Playstation 4 And Playstation Vita http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/231.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/231.html

Tampere, Finland, January 20th 2016 – The humorous physics based puzzle Baseball by multiplatform game developer 10tons Ltd. is now available on Playstation 4 and Playstation Vita. The game is priced $4.99 USD and a free trial is available.

“Baseball Riot has been received well since we debuted the game on Xbox One, Windows and mobile platforms in December. We're happy to bring the game now to Playstation platforms, where the prequel Tennis in the Face has enjoyed the most success.” says Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons Ltd.

In Baseball Riot the player assumes the role of a former baseball star Gabe Carpaccio on his crusade to defeat the corrupt energy drink manufacturer Explodz Inc. The player travels through the US by clearing more than 100 levels of Explodz energy drink crazed goons.

The gameplay is easy to pick up and play; the player aims, swings the bat and watches a baseball knock out adversaries such as obnoxious fans, leery catchers, biased umpires and more. The enemies lurking behind cover are knocked out by bouncing the ball of walls and obstacles or by setting off explosive chain reactions.

Features:

  • Easy to pick up physics based puzzle gameplay
  • Funny slapstick knockouts with ragdoll characters
  • More than 100 increasingly challenging levels
  • Three star scoring system

Baseball Riot in SCEA PSN: https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/baseball-riot/cid=UP4403-CUSA03688_00-BASEBALLRIOT0000

Baseball Riot in SCEE PSN: https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-gb/baseball-riot/cid=EP4403-CUSA03697_00-BASEBALLRIOT0000

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 12:00:00 MST
Spectacular Marble Shooter Sparkle 2 to Launch for Xbox One on January 27th http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/230.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/230.html

Tampere, Finland, January 15th 2015 – Independent game developer 10tons Ltd. announced today the marble shooter action puzzle game Sparkle 2 will launch on Xbox One via the ID@Xbox self-publishing program on January 27th. The game is priced $7.99 USD. A -15% launch discount will run through February 8th.

“We were astonished by the overwhelmingly positive reception Sparkle 2's spin off title, Sparkle Unleashed, got on Xbox One last summer. We're confident Sparkle 2 will be equally well received, as the gameplay experience is different enough and the production values are a touch higher.” says Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons Ltd.

Sparkle 2 is a highly polished match three marble shooter action puzzle game. Set in a mysterious world of magic and mystery, the player must travel through an enchanted landscape to find five magical keys. This is done by conquering more than 90 increasingly challenging marble shooter levels, equipping gameplay altering enchantments, and discovering breathtaking scenes.

The Xbox One version of Sparkle 2 includes an all new game mode, Cataclysm.

Features:

  • Superbly polished action puzzle gaming
  • State of the art special effects
  • Four game modes: Story, Survival, Challenge and Cataclysm
  • More than 90 levels throughout the story
  • Supercharge your Orb Slinger with 16 powerful Enchantments
  • Immersive mystery storyline with voiceovers
  • Cinematic soundtrack by the award-winning composer Jonathan Geer

Sparkle 2 trailer: https://youtu.be/giB9y6-cBFM

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Fri, 15 Jan 2016 12:00:00 MST
Baseball Riot Launches on Xbox One, Windows, Apple TV and More http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/229.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/229.html

Tampere, Finland, December 9th 2015 – Multiplatform game developer 10tons Ltd. announced today the humorous physics based puzzle game Baseball Riot is now available on Xbox One via the ID@Xbox self-publishing program. The game is priced $4.99 USD and a free trial is available.

The game is also available in the Windows Store for all Windows 10 devices, on Windows Phone and on Google Play. The game will launch on iOS and Apple TV on December 10th.

“Baseball Riot is a fun game and works great on all platforms. Based on the success of the game's prequel, Tennis in the Face, we know there are a lot of people out there who very much enjoy the combination of brain teasing puzzling and slapstick humor the game provides.” says Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons Ltd.

In Baseball Riot the player assumes the role of a former baseball star Gabe Carpaccio on his crusade to defeat the corrupt energy drink manufacturer Explodz Inc. The player travels through the US by clearing more than 100 levels of Explodz energy drink crazed goons.

The gameplay is easy to pick up and play; the player aims, swings the bat and watches a baseball knock out adversaries such as obnoxious fans, leery catchers, biased umpires and more. The enemies lurking behind cover are knocked out by bouncing the ball of walls and obstacles or by setting off explosive chain reactions.

Features:

  • Easy to pick up physics based puzzle gameplay
  • Funny slapstick knockouts with ragdoll characters
  • More than 100 increasingly challenging levels
  • Three star scoring system

Baseball Riot launch trailer: https://youtu.be/K5oIMShP7gM

Baseball Riot for Xbox One: https://store.xbox.com/Xbox-One/Games/Baseball-Riot/1f0253f2-1443-49ed-9ecd-1f049178c2d7

Baseball Riot on Windows Store: http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/app/8a2e66bc-3b3b-4baf-acd4-69e800795af6

Baseball Riot for Windows Phone: http://windowsphone.com/s?appid=43c4e8fb-657b-4839-9c33-0186453b3d6c

Baseball Riot on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.the10tons.baseball_in_the_face

Baseball Riot on App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/baseball-riot/id727008652

Baseball Riot will be released for Playstation 4 and Playstation Vita in Q1 2016.

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Wed, 09 Dec 2015 10:00:00 MST
Baseball Riot to Knock People Out on December 9th http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/228.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/228.html

Tampere, Finland, November 25th 2015 – Independent game developer 10tons Ltd. announced today Baseball Riot will launch on December 9th. The humorous physics based puzzle game will be available on Xbox One via the ID@Xbox self-publishing program, Windows 10 PCs and tablets, Windows Phone, iOS, Android and Apple TV.

“Baseball Riot is a fantastic sequel to Tennis in the Face, which has turned out to be quite the crowd-pleaser on consoles, desktop and mobile. Baseball Riot is slightly more refined in every way, and we're looking to delight new and existing fans once again.” says Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons Ltd.

Baseball Riot is a humorous physics based puzzle game. The player, as the baseball star Gabe Carpaccio, must travel through the US and clear more than 100 levels bristling with Explodz energy drink crazed villains. The gameplay is easy to pick up and play; the player simply lines up a shot, swings the bat and sees the ball knock out obnoxious fans, leery catchers, biased umpires and more. The player must bounce the ball of walls and obstacles to get the goons lurking behind cover.

Features:

  • Easy to pick up physics based puzzle gameplay
  • Funny slapstick knockouts with ragdoll characters
  • More than 100 increasingly challenging levels
  • Three star scoring system

Baseball Riot trailer: https://youtu.be/K5oIMShP7gM

Baseball Riot will be released for additional platforms in early 2016.

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Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:00:00 MST
Tennis in the Face Now Slamming Headshots on Steam http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/227.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/227.html

Tampere, Finland, November 18th 2015 - Multiplatform game developer 10tons announced today the physics based puzzle Tennis in the Face is now available on Steam. The game is priced $4.99 USD.

“We're excited to make Tennis in the Face available on Steam. The game has done really nicely on Playstation platforms, so we're confident it'll find an audience on Steam as well. Apparently the game's slapstick comedy appeals to a whole lot of people.” said Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons.

In Tennis in the Face, the player must take down an evil energy drink manufacturer Explodz Inc. as a former tennis champion Pete Pagassi. This is done by knocking out Explodz addicted goons including clowns, riot police, hipsters and more by slamming a tennis ball in their faces.

The game is easy to pick up and play. The player lines up and smashes tennis balls, bouncing the ball off walls and obstacles. Setting off explosive chain reactions and watching ragdoll characters tumble throughout more than 100 levels provide several hours worth of humorous puzzle fun.

Features:

  • Easy to pick-up bouncer gameplay
  • Hilarious ragdoll characters
  • Over 100 levels plus bonus game modes
  • 15 Steam achievements
  • Trading cards

Tennis in the Face on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/394290/

OS X and SteamOS versions will be added at a later date.

Assets and information: http://www.10tons.com/Game/tennis_in_the_face.html

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Wed, 18 Nov 2015 14:00:00 MST
Gory Top-Down Shooter Crimsonland Now Available on Xbox One http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/226.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/226.html

Tampere, Finland, October 14th 2015 – The dual stick top-down shooter Crimsonland by Finnish multiplatform game developer 10tons is now available on Xbox One via the ID@Xbox self-publishing program. The game is priced $13.99 USD, €13.99 EUR or £11.19 GBP. A free trial is also available, as well as a -15% launch week discount.

“I'm very happy to see Crimsonland on Xbox One. It's such a fun game, and I'm sure many Xbox One gamers will appreciate the straightforward and intense shooter gameplay it has to offer.” says Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons Ltd.

Crimsonland is an intense top-down shooter with plenty of gore and carnage. The highlight of the game is the classic Survival mode, where the screen will be filled with literally hundreds of monsters. The Xbox One version features a full chapter of 10 brand new levels, a dangerous new enemy type and a new survival game mode.

Xbox One version features:

  • Quest mode with 70 levels
  • Six survival modes: Survival, Rush, Blitz, Weapon Picker, Nukefism and Waves
  • 30 unique weapons
  • 55 awesome perks
  • Up to four player local co-op in all game modes

Crimsonland on Xbox One: https://store.xbox.com/Xbox-One/Games/Crimsonland/a5ec7716-b12f-4fb1-96a1-0b490e5f8ae9

For more information, please see http://www.10tons.com/ or http://www.crimsonland.com/

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Wed, 14 Oct 2015 11:00:00 MDT
Crimsonland Brings Gratifying Top-Down Shooting to Xbox One on October 14th http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/225.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/225.html

Tampere, Finland, October 1st 2015 – Multiplatform developer 10tons announced today the dual stick top-down shooter Crimsonland will launch on Xbox One on October 14th. The game is priced $13.99 USD and comes with a free trial.

“We're thrilled to bring Crimsonland to Xbox One. It's a genuine cult classic and will surely make an impression on shooter fans just in time for the launch of our next shooter, Neon Chrome, early next year.” says Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons Ltd.

Crimsonland is an intense top-down shooter with plenty of gore and carnage. The highlight of the game is the classic Survival mode, where the screen will be filled with literally hundreds of monsters. The Xbox One version features a full chapter of 10 brand new levels, a dangerous new enemy type and a new survival game mode.

Xbox One version features:

  • Quest mode with 70 levels
  • Six survival modes: Survival, Rush, Blitz, Weapon Picker, Nukefism and Waves
  • 30 unique weapons
  • 55 awesome perks
  • Up to four player local co-op in all game modes

For more information, please see http://www.10tons.com/ or http://www.crimsonland.com/

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Thu, 01 Oct 2015 16:00:00 MDT
10tons Announces Apple TV Plans http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/224.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/224.html

Tampere, Finland, September 10th 2015 - 10tons plans to bring several popular game titles to Apple TV. Crimsonland, Sparkle 2, Sparkle Unleashed, Tennis in the Face and King Oddball will be among the first Apple TV games from 10tons.

“The refreshed Apple TV looks like a great gaming device and an attractive opportunity from our perspective. We have a bunch of console proven games that will work great on the new Apple TV. We'll have some titles available at launch and we plan to release more rapidly.” says Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons.

Gamers are encouraged to contact 10tons on Twitter at @10tonsltd and let us know which 10tons games they'd like to see on Apple TV. More information about the games can be found at http://www.10tons.com/Games/ios.html

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Thu, 10 Sep 2015 14:00:00 MDT
Intense Top-Down Shooter Crimsonland Now in Humble PC & Android Bundle 13 http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/223.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/223.html

Tampere, Finland, August 19th 2015 - The top-down shooter Crimsonland is featured in the Humble PC & Android Bundle 13 by Humble Bundle. The bundle also marks the Android debut of Crimsonland. Crimsonland is the first 10tons game to be featured in a Humble Bundle.

“We feel we've reached a milestone in having a game in a Humble Bundle. Humble Bundle is the gold standard of bundles, with the signature charity component and the great volume of downloads. We're thrilled to reach more players for the Steam version, and debuting the Android version is just as exciting.” says Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons.

The Humble PC & Android Bundle 13 will run for two weeks and follow the Humble Bundle standard “Pay what you want” pricing model. Paying more than the average amount grants the buyer additional games.

Crimsonland is an intensely gratifying top-down dual stick arena shooter with roguelike and role-playing game elements. The game also features local co-op gameplay for up to four players.

See Humble PC & Android Bundle 13 at: https://www.humblebundle.com

10tons has also discounted the iOS version of Crimsonland down to $2.99 USD until August 25th. Crimsonland in App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/crimsonland-hd/id912719088

For additional information on Crimsonland, see http://www.crimsonland.com/

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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 09:00:00 MDT
10tons Announces Neon Chrome – A Top-Down Cyberpunk Shooter http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/219.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/219.html Tampere, Finland, June 9th 2015 – 10tons announced today Neon Chrome, a cyberpunk top-down shooter. The game will be first available on PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft via the ID@Xbox self-publishing program. The game is slated for release in late 2015.

"At 10tons we've always loved cyperpunk, science fiction, and top-down shooters. Neon Chrome is a combination of these and our simple but ambitious goal is to create the ultimate cyberpunk top down shooter with memorable futuristic gunfights, fascinating environments and cool boss battles.", said Sampo Töyssy, Vice CEO of 10tons.

Neon Chrome is set inside an arcology, a massive science fiction residential structure. The player will shoot and blast his way through the mega structure consisting of both procedurally generated and hand crafted areas. The game is primarily targeted at PCs and current generation consoles, and plans exist also for a mobile device release at a later date.

Fans may sign up for the Neon Chrome mailing list and see the first two screenshots at http://www.neonchromegame.com.

You can also follow 10tons at Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/10tonsLtd) or Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/10tons) for the latest news about Neon Chrome.

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Tue, 09 Jun 2015 16:00:00 MDT
Charming Matching Puzzle Game 'Puzzles and Pixies' Now on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/222.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/222.html

Tampere, Finland, June 5th 2015 – Finnish multiplatform game developer 10tons Ltd. announced today the charming mathing game Puzzles and Pixies is now available for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 devices. The game is free to download.

“We're delighted to bring Puzzles and Pixies to Microsoft's platforms and engage the casual audiences there with another great game.”, says Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons.

The goal of Puzzles and Pixies is to string together similarly colored butterflies. The minimum match is two and there's no upper limit. When five or more butterflies are matched, a powerup appears in the form of a magical pixie. Longer matches summon more pixie powerups and grant extra score.

Puzzles and Pixies features in app purchases, but none are required to fully complete the game.

Features:

  • Casual free to play matching gameplay
  • Several amazing level types
  • Over two hundred levels to solve
  • Hours of top quality matching entertainment

Puzzles and Pixies for Windows Phone 8: http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=db275f11-fef7-4e30-bfc7-c252be379217

Puzzles and Pixies for Windows 8: http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/app/puzzles-pixies/5e7d2604-d083-458e-9fdc-b44eb48c3b7b

Information and assets: http://www.10tons.com/Game/puzzles_and_pixies.html

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Fri, 05 Jun 2015 12:00:00 MDT