Bangalore, India - September 10, 2007: Ironcode Software today announces Turbogems, a game inspired by that arcade classic from the past, Xixit. If you haven't tried your hand at this game yet, the goal is to match the gems falling into the playing area by color before they overflow the playing area. If that happens, the game is over.
There is more to Turbogems than just making matches, however. The game challenges the player to excel, and awards trophies for doing so. Trophies are awarded, for example, for matching five blocks or for exploding three bombs in one move. The biggest trophy that can be won is the "Master of the Universe", which is awarded when the player has collected all the other trophies.
Along with the Classic mode, there is the Super Match mode. The catch in the latter is the tiles in the background that the player must remove by making matches nearby. There is yet another mode called Power Stacker that challenges you to stack the falling blocks to match a requested shape. The choice of three modes adds replayability to an already engrossing game.
In terms of visuals, Turbogems is a looker. It shines with superb space graphics, beautiful scrolling background, stars, planets and asteroids. The game utilizes 3D to deliver spectacular special effects, such as laser blasts and meteor storms that contribute cinematic flare to the game.
The music of the game has been written by Jean-Marc Lederman, who has composed music for hit casual games such as "Fairies", "Atlantis", and "Mystic Inn".
Turbogems is one of those five-minute diversions that you play for a quick break but somehow end up clicking away on for two hours. Enjoy!
Pricing & Availability
Turbogems v1.02 runs under Windows Me, NT, 2000, XP, Vista and is available immediately for $19.99 (US) through the Ironcode store and Ironcode authorized resellers worldwide. Licensed players get unlimited playtime, unlocked trophies and titles. More information on the game, as well as its free trial copy is available from www.ironcode.com.
About Ironcode Software
Founded in March, 2003 by brothers Pallav and Gaurav Nawani, Ironcode Software is a technology company, producing fun filled computer games. Pallav has worked as a professional software developer for the top Indian engineering companies, Tata Motors and Sasken. His brother, Gaurav is an experienced artist who has designed several websites and the art of all of the Ironcode's games. He has also worked as a freelance graphics artist. Their premier products are Angkor and RiotBall. For more information, visit www.ironcode.com.