Dale City, Va. - July 13, 2005 - Just as diamonds are a girl's best friend, magic gems are the delight of game players everywhere. Magic Gem, a new
downloadable game from Alawar Entertainment, challenges logic and arcade action fans to match three or more gems of the same color as they rain from the sky and collect at the bottom of the screen.
A stunning fantasy world filled with magical life forms sets the stage for the enjoyable and addictive gameplay. As you line up gems using your mouse, you release coins that fill a status bar. When the bar is full, you win the level and advance to the next stage. Special gems release one of seven powerups, such as a lightning strike that will take out an entire column of gems and a bomb that can clear away a trouble spot.
Whether you want a relaxing color matching game or a fast-paced test of skill, Magic Gem has three speeds tailored to your preference. No matter which speed you choose, however, you'll have to react quickly to capture pickups and bonus points as they rise to the top of the display.
Alawar packed Magic Gem with dazzling animation and audio in an effort to make the game look and sound as good as it plays.
What you get:
â€¢ Eight hand-drawn backgrounds
â€¢ Two gameplay modes: Quest and Survival
â€¢ Three difficulty levels ranging from Easy to Hard
â€¢ Seven kinds of bonuses
â€¢ Free updates and technical support
Visit www.alawar.com to view screenshots and download the free trial version of Magic Gem. You can also purchase the full version of Magic Gem online for $19.95.
About Alawar Entertainment
Alawar Entertainment has been publishing and distributing PC games on the Internet since 1998. The company also runs a network of online game stores and supplementary businesses ranging from a game banner network to a newsletter service. Additionally, Alawar works closely with leading gaming portals such as Real Arcade, Shockwave, ICQ Games and others. The company's developer partners include Dream Dale, Alias Worlds,
Media Research Group and more. For information about becoming a developer partner, email firstname.lastname@example.org. To inquire about selling
Alawar's games, visit www.alawar.com/partnership/.