Atari Brings Award Winning Humongous Kids Edutainment Games To iPhone, iPad And iPod Touch For The First Time
Atari BRINGS AWARD WINNING Humongous KIDS EDUTAINMENT GAMES TO iPHONE, iPAD and iPOD TOUCH FOR THE FIRST TIME
Humongous Favorites Putt Putt, Freddi Fish and Pajama Sam to Lead the Way
Los Angeles, CA — November 15, 2011— Atari, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, announced today that for the first time ever they will publish several of the most recognized HUMONGOUS children’s titles including, Putt Putt Saves the Zoo, Freddi Fish: The Case of the Stolen Shell and Pajama Sam: Thunder and Lightning aren’t Frightening onto the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The beloved educational game for kids ages 3 and up will begin rolling out today, kicking off with Putt Putt Saves the Zoo. Next year, Putt Putt will celebrate its 20th anniversary and has sold 3 million units since it was first introduced in 1992.
HUMONGOUS award winning titles have offered engaging, fun-filled game play and amusing scenarios that enable children to build fundamental skill sets including critical thinking, problem solving and memory.
“Humongous has set the gold standard in creating games with lovable characters such as Putt-Putt, Freddi Fish and others that emphasize educating and entertaining children,” said Jim Wilson, President of Atari. “With the growing market of kids apps, there is no better match than Humongous to bring their award winning games to these devices.”
Additional information on the Humongous titles available on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch:
· Putt Putt Saves the Zoo: Kids, with the help of their parents, assist Putt-Putt and Pep to reunite the young animals in order to open the Cartown Zoo. Young players will encounter various puzzles and will be entertained by fun music videos and mini-games. Children will have hours of fun as they learn to puzzle solve and use their imagination.
· Freddi Fish: The Case of the Stolen Shell: With the Great Conch Shell stolen it’s up to Freddi Fish and Luther to catch the culprit. All is well on their tropical vacation, until the finny friends realize the Great Conch Shell is missing. Kids join Freddi Fish and Luther as they explore ancient ruins, play games at a fun-filled carnival and even discover a sunken airplane while looking for clues and finding adventure.
· Pajama Sam: Thunder and Lightning aren’t Frightening: During a scary thunderstorm, Pajama Sam journeys through his attic and up into the clouds to World Wide Weather. While confronting a surprisingly kind Thunder and Lightning, Sam accidentally causes a major malfunction and is tasked with retrieving several missing important parts before the CEO and president of WWW, Mother Nature, finds out.
Developed by Nimbus Games, Putt Putt Saves the Zoo, Freddi Fish: The Case of the Stolen Shell and Pajama Sam: Thunder and Lightning aren’t Frightening will be available through Apple’s App store.
For more information, please log onto www.atari.com.
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