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July 30, 2009

Chillingo and Mountain Sheep Bring 3D Survival Shooter – Minigore to the Apple App Store

Chillingo, the leading iPhone publisher and Finnish development studio Mountain Sheep have launched their 3D survival shooter game for iPhone and iPod touch – Minigore in Apple’s App Store.

Minigore is all about John Gore, a little square fellow, who finds himself surrounded by the Furries – hairy, round creatures with particularly sharp teeth. Your mission is to defend John at all cost from these creatures. The Furries come in three shapes and sizes: the small Minifurry, the Furry, and the lamentable Giant Furry. When hit, Giant Furry split into several Furries that, if destroyed, will further split into Minifurries. It’s Russian Nesting Dolls with a vengeance.

You can help Minigore combat the onslaught of enemies by unleashing his Beast from within. To unlock the beast collect four-leaf clovers that the enemies leave behind. As a beast Minigore is literally on fire and you can go running around and eating all the previously dangerous Furries nearby. The beast mode opens up many interesting gameplay mechanics with bosses like the Wormwolf, which will headline one of the updates after launch. Minigore’s controls are very intuitive. You control John with two virtual sticks; the left stick is for moving around and the right stick controls the shooting.

“We are excited to continue building out our catalogue of high-quality games for the Apple App Store,” says Marta Miernik, Head of Marketing for Chillingo. “If you want fast-paced arcade action with beautiful graphics, rocking music, and great gameplay you’ll find Minigore diabolically enjoyable.” said Miss Miernik.

“We simply want to make games people want to play. Not only will Minigore get better and better with each update, we want the gamers to have a say in what they get! We are building a community around the game to make Minigore more than a single game—we want it to come alive and grow with the people who play it.” said Kimmo Vihola, CEO of Mountain Sheep.

Minigore is available for US$0.99 from Apple’s App Store on iPhone and iPod touch

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