Majesco Entertainment Announces KarmaStar Game for iPhone and iPod Touch

March 24, 2009


Easy-To-Learn, Addictive Strategy
Game Speeds Players From Birth To Old Age In Eight Turns

Majesco Entertainment Company, an
innovative provider of video games for the mass market, today announced
KarmaStar for the iPhone™ and iPod® Touch. Developed by acclaimed game designer
Harvey Smith (Deus Ex), the game is a tactical card game and features a quirky,
signature art style. A light-hearted strategy game that lasts about 10 minutes,
KarmaStar challenges players to maneuver through life against two opponents in
just eight turns to build up personal traits and make opportunistic use of
Wildcards and Bonus Scores. Just like real life, the game supports different
paths to victory.

"The iPhone and iPod Touch have
effectively reinvigorated mobile gaming, allowing publishers to offer a truly
rich and immersive play experience never before seen on a mobile device," said
Gui Karyo, Executive Vice President of Operations, Majesco Entertainment. "With
titles such as KarmaStar, Majesco is continuing to expand our reach to new
platforms where we can offer the most enjoyable casual gaming experience to

"Working on KarmaStar was exciting
for several reasons," added Harvey Smith. "While my primary project is a
console/PC game, I love the iPhone. It’s an amazing device and working with a
tiny team allowed me to touch many aspects of the project. Majesco was
supportive as we experimented with our game mechanics, which was critical since
KarmaStar is a card-game/board-game hybrid. In general, my respect for strategy
game designers just went through the roof. I’m really glad I got the chance to
work on a game like this."

As players advance through each
stage in KarmaStar, they must build up five personal traits -Health, Mind,
People, Love, and Money – and overcome obstacles from each phase of human
existence. The game is a combination of immediate tactics, longer-term planning
and luck. All the while, players must make decisions about how they treat other
players when faced with an assortment of life’s most embarrassing and triumphant
moments. Building traits early can pay off later and players will learn that
sacrifices can sometimes lead to greater rewards.

Combining a host of technical
features – including the ability to play alone against the game’s AI or with two
other players via WiFi – KarmaStar offers silky smooth animations and frame rate
to make the playing experience that much more rewarding. Whether playing alone
or against others, KarmaStar also tracks the player’s achievements, career high
score, wins and losses, while giving players the option to listen to music from
their iPod music library during play.

KarmaStar is now available for
purchase through Apple’s iTunes Store for $4.99.