MumboJumbo, leading developer and publisher of premium casual games, revealed what's in store for the fourth quarter of 2008 today at Casual Connect in Seattle.
Key to the lineup are the latest installments in LUXOR and 7 Wonders, the company's signature franchises. This fall, LUXOR will venture out of Egypt in an engrossing adventure that takes the player on a journey to reclaim the family's stolen treasures. Exploring intricately rendered settings in Persia, Syria and five other exotic lands, the latest installment in LUXOR also will unveil a never-before-seen game play mode.
This fall also will introduce 7 Wonders III, the next chapter in the match-3 game that takes you through magnificent wonders of the world. Along with new wonders to build, 7 Wonders III will feature a fresh game-play mechanic that will engage players beyond the typical matching gameplay. The new twist will be revealed in coming months.
"We're very excited to bring two completely innovative game mechanics to our franchise hits LUXOR and 7 Wonders," said Mark Cottam, CEO of MumboJumbo. "Taking LUXOR out of Egypt and adding a new game play mode will only elevate the game that players have come to know and love. And, the new mechanic we've developed for 7 Wonders is going to really blow the fans away."
New to the MumboJumbo catalog of titles is Lost Secrets: A Samantha Stone Adventure. The mix of adventure, hidden object and puzzle game play will appeal to a large number of casual gamers. Players will follow Samantha Stone, a curious and daring archeologist, on the verge of a great find in the new adventure series.
This strong fourth quarter line-up will follow a number of casual hits on the release docket for retail release in the third quarter. In September, MumboJumbo will release Cooking Academy from Fugazo and Can You See What I See? by Freeze Tag, both of which performed strongly at online game portals. Also slated for the third quarter are Etch A Sketch, the new adventure game based on the classic toy from Freeze Tag, and Tumblebugs 2, the hit marble shooter game from Wildfire Studios in Australia. These titles will join the previously announced release schedule that includes Little Farm and Discovery!, both developed by MumboJumbo.
"We've had a great first half of the year in terms of sales and digital releases, and we are looking forward to finishing out 2008 with strong online and retail performances," said Cottam. "We have some really great titles on the horizon that will allow us to easily accomplish this."