CHAPEL HILL, NC Ã¢â‚¬â€œ January 23, 2007 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Merscom announced today it is forging a partnership with Reflexive Entertainment to release Big Kahuna Words in retail stores. Part of ReflexiveÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s highly successful Big Kahuna game franchise, Words is scheduled for a March 2007 release. As one of the Web's most popular casual games, Big Kahuna Words was recently nominated for a People's Choice Zeeby Award for Best Word Game at Gamezebo.com.
Featuring more than 100 levels on the CD and many more available for download online, Big Kahuna Words provides limitless amounts of fun and engagement for players of all ages and skill levels. In a major twist on puzzle games, players must form words to break through stones surrounded by hammerhead sharks, sea turtles, and other marine life in order to further their adventure. The game features two different single-player modesÃ¢â‚¬â€action and relaxedÃ¢â‚¬â€and a multiplayer Ã¢â‚¬Å“mouse partyÃ¢â‚¬Â feature, where up to 8 players can enjoy Big Kahuna Words on a single computer. Players earn extra points for finding the secret word and unleashing the power of the Tiki Totem.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We are very excited about this opportunity to be working with Reflexive; they are one of the top casual game developers and we see tremendous value in our relationship. We are particularly excited to bring Big Kahuna Words to a retail audience,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Lloyd Melnick, Director of Merscom. Ã¢â‚¬Å“It is one of the best word games available and a brilliant franchise; our customers will love it.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Merscom is a global publisher of computer and video games, which distributes games through multiple channels, multiple platforms and multiple revenue models. Merscom's channels include retail distribution in the US and Europe, online sale through major portals worldwide and games on MicrosoftÃ‚Â® Xbox LiveÃ‚Â® Arcade. Merscom publishes games from leading casual game developers, including Sandlot Studios, Reflexive Entertainment, Absolutist and Pi-Eye Games. Merscom publishes on multiple platforms including PC, console and handheld. Merscom produces entertaining products for gamers of all ages and guarantees all customers a great experience with its Ã¢â‚¬Å“Fun Guarantee.Ã¢â‚¬Â For more information visit www.merscom.com.
About Reflexive Entertainment
Founded in 1997, with one goal in mind - to make great games, Reflexive Entertainment (www.reflexive-inc.com) is known for its top-selling Ricochet and Big Kahuna casual game franchises (with over 30 million total downloads) and its Xbox 360 downloadable game of the year Wik: Fable of Souls. In addition to developing games, Reflexive has created one of the largest casual game distribution networks in existence with more than 500 affiliates distributing a huge catalog of over 600 games to a rapidly growing audience that downloads millions of games each week.