GarageGames Blast Launches Non-Violent Line of Games
GarageGames Blast creates a New Frontier in Family Fun
Eugene, Oregon - December 19, 2002. Independent game publisher GarageGames announces launch of GarageGames Blast as part of its new player's online site.
Jay Moore, GarageGames Evangelist, maintains that "the GarageGames Blast brand should never be something you read about as a possible cause of our society's moral decay. This is a brand that makes a quality statement both in terms of great game play and safe content." Moore wants people to think of the community as "a virtual game closet where any game you pull out can be played with everyone in the family. Fun games have near universal appeal."
"GarageGames Blast is as much a community where great games are played and shared, as it is a brand under which we publish games," says Jeff Tunnell, President of GarageGames. "It's a community where players can contribute, that will not have gender or age bias, girls and guys, young and old who share a connection with fun games, that are fun to play together. "
"In thinking about the connection we want to make with users it's not just about anti-violence, it is all about fun," says Tunnell. "To be a GarageGames Blast game, it must have great game play, and visually engaging graphics that get you involved as well as fit the rating of E for everyone. It should resonate as a place where players not only have no moral qualms about how they interact with the games, but also want to tell others about them - like after you see a great movie with a G or PG rating and realize you don't have to be concerned about recommending it to friends with kids."
The GarageGames Blast brand launches this December with Chain Reaction, Marble Blast and Orbz all $14.95 on GarageGames Player's Site.
Chain Reaction () developed by Monster Studios, the creators of The Incredible Machine, is a puzzle construction game that allows players to create problem-solving contraptions. Players choose from an array of objects such as a conveyor belt, solar panel and ropes, platforms, and engines to create marvelously convoluted contraptions and solve problems.
Marble Blast, () produced by GarageGames in cooperation with Monster Studios, is the first title to use the Torque Game Engine. The arcade-style action game has players racing against time as they navigate their marbles through moving platforms and dangerous hazards, collecting treasure along the way.
Orbz (http://www.garagegames.com/pg/product/view.php?id=5) is a multiplayer action/arcade game with a built in strategy game. Players earn points by aiming and firing your Orb at star-shaped targets with a simple mouse interface. The strategy starts when players join the online lobby for matches with up to 10 players.