PlayFirst Opens a New Trilogy with the Launch of Dream Chronicles®: The Book of Air™
The Saga Continues in the First Chapter of a New Trilogy
SAN FRANCISCO – June 24, 2010 – PlayFirst® Inc., a leading publisher of emotionally engaging, interactive entertainment today announces the launch of the highly anticipated game, Dream Chronicles®: The Book of Air™ – Collector’s Edition. As the first chapter in a new trilogy players are invited to experience the exquisite art, evolving story, and intriguing puzzles of the Dream Chronicles adventure series like never before. Re-opening this family saga 10 years after the conclusion of Dream Chronicles: The Chosen Child, players now take on the role of Lyra as her destiny unfolds.
Dream Chronicles: The Book of Air opens on the eve of Lyra’s 18th birthday when she is magically transported to an alternate dimension. Following clues left behind by her grandfather, Lyra travels through a strange realm in search of the mystical Clockmaker who is the only one that can restore time and return her to her family. Taking the helm of a flying airship, Lyra explores the mystical landmarks of this gorgeous, yet mysterious world, in her quest to restore time and return home.
As the next chapter in the Dream Chronicles saga, Dream Chronicles: The Book of Air re-immerses players like never before. Innovative new game play elements add new dimensions to the experience and allow players to freely explore the world of Dream, use magical abilities to unravel puzzles, and learn even more about the mysterious story of a fairy realm.
“The Dream Chronicles series has earned a reputation for its stunning art, extraordinary puzzles, and intricate, evolving storylines,” said Becky Ann Hughes, senior brand manager for PlayFirst. “With Dream Chronicles: The Book of Air, these hallmarks of the series are taken to new heights, with the addition of features that will delight both the casual and expert player. Fans will not believe where the story of this new trilogy takes them.”
Celebrating the launch of this new trilogy, PlayFirst hosted a select group of Dream Chronicles fans on an airship ride around the San Francisco Bay Area, mimicking Lyra’s own travels in the game. The fans also enjoyed an advance, pre-launch play session with Dream Chronicles: The Book of Air and had the opportunity to talk to key development team members about the inspiration, story and future of the Dream Chronicles series.
“I am at a loss for words!” said Noel Milliner, of Oakland, CA. “ I love that there are more lively aspects (to Dream Chronicles: The Book of Air) . It’s more intricate, more interactive. It’s challenging, which is what I look for in any puzzle game.” Noel further said, “After playing a couple of hours, I feel like I’m barely breaking the surface of this game.”
Jennifer White, a Dream Chronicles aficionado from Sacramento, CA explained, “I like the story …I like Lyra’s attitude, and the way the game continues the story.”
The Collector’s Edition launches today, offering early access to the game, as well as an additional hour of game play, and a teaser look at the next installment of the trilogy. Other special extras to the Collector’s Edition include wallpapers, walkthroughs, a strategy guide and behind-the-scenes art for hungry Dream Chronicles fans looking for more information about their favorite game.
Dream Chronicles: The Book of Air – Collector’s Edition is now available for both PC and Mac download at www.playfirst.com. For more information and to browse games from the first trilogy, visit the Dream Chronicles brand page: http://www.playfirst.com/dream-chronicles/.
PlayFirst, a leading publisher of emotionally engaging interactive entertainment, is committed to providing compelling experiences that always delight customers. By creating engaging story worlds that capture the imagination, PlayFirst teams publish quality gaming experiences across popular platforms worldwide including PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Facebook, and consoles. The company’s game portfolio includes world-renowned titles, such as Diner Dash®, Wedding Dash®, Cooking Dash®, Chocolatier®, and Dream Chronicles®. PlayFirst games are available in major retailers and on more than 500 sites in 20 languages. For more information, visit www.playfirst.com.