Dale City, Va. - September 6, 2005 - Giant mushrooms and treasure chests are ripe for the picking, but Carl the Caveman can't gather them on his own. Alawar Entertainment, a leading publisher of downloadable games for the PC, wants you to help the primitive protagonist push rocks, smash crates and avoid traps as he solves each level of his new arcade puzzle game.
Carl also has to evade spiteful enemies who want the riches for themselves. Dragons, Blue Goblins and Mad Mushrooms will do their best to prevent our hero from reaching his goal. But you can get rid of them by pushing boulders onto their heads. In order to open the exit at the end of each stage, you'll also need to collect keys that can open locked doors and use magical springs and teleporters.
Carl's adventure is set in a side-scrolling world teeming with vibrant life. Flowers hop, skip and boogie while clouds dance in the background; even Carl can't help but smile in the crooked way cavemen do.
You'll grin, too, as he uses his giant hammer to shatter rocks or his feet dangle in the air as a magical spring lifts him to higher ground.
Carl the Caveman is a game of logic that blends modern graphics with classic fun. In the tradition of the great games of the past, the controls are simple: the arrow keys move Carl in the desired direction and the spacebar makes him swing his mallet. That's it.
After you've learned everything you need to know during a brief tutorial, you and Carl will be off on a grand journey.
Features includes two game modes for players with different preferences. Each level in Arcade Mode offers a race to the exit before the clock stops ticking. Time is limited in Logic Mode, too, but the stages are more puzzle-oriented than those in Arcade Mode.
Children who don't have the experience to solve the regular levels can enjoy the special Kids Mode, which offers easy gameplay tweaked for young fingers and developing minds.
What you get:
Arcade and Logic Modes
Special Kids Mode with easy gameplay
Bright, colorful 3D graphics
Add your favorite MP3 music files
Free technical support and updates
Visit www.alawar.com to view screenshots and download the free trial version of Carl the Caveman. You can also purchase the full version of Carl the Caveman online for $19.95.