January 28, 2010
Announces Save the Turtles for the Nintendo DSiWare
Sabarasa announced today that Save
the Turtles, a compelling puzzle game exclusively for Nintendo DSiWare, will be
available in winter 2010. Save the Turtles allows puzzle solvers to act as good
humanitarians by aiding the endangered sea turtles as they burst from their
shells and make the life or death break for the deep ocean’s safe blue waters.
Save the Turtles boasts multiple
gameplay modes, an animated flare reminiscent of a Saturday morning cartoon
bursting with exuberant colors, real life environmental issues and puzzles that
increase in complexity. Set in real world beach locations, the defenseless sea
turtles venture into an unforgiving tropical environment and require safekeeping
against predators such as the ever-resourceful seagull and the crafty pincer
crab. Other perilous dangers players must navigate sea turtles through as they
embark on their quest to safety include overexposure to the humid sun and
manmade hazards such as oil spills and garbage.
“Save the Turtles was created to
provide fans with a very entertaining game that stimulates the mind through
imaginative puzzle solving, pleases the eye and brings current environmental
issues to light,” said Javier Otaegui, CEO and founder of Sabarasa. “We believe
Save the Turtles provides consumers with fun and compelling entertainment
content that feels like it should cost more than it actually does.”
Save the Turtles features four
addictively captivating game modes that include “Save the World,” “Quick Play,”
“Tidal Wave” and “Turtles Forever.” “Save the World” presents 32 levels of
challenging fun as fans try to save all seven species of baby sea turtles using
the Nintendo DSi™ stylus to hatch uncovered eggs from out of the golden sand.
Players must organize as many lines of hatched turtles as possible while keeping
a careful eye out for perilous dangers before each wave whisks them to safety,
thus building combos and racking up more points. “Quick Play” allows fans to
instantly jump into the action and enjoy the satisfaction of immediate gameplay.
Additional game modes include “Tidal
Wave” where players will at the mercy of the wind and its frictional drag over
the ocean’s surface that creates waves at random intervals, forcing a revising
of strategic gameplay. “Turtles Forever” provides fans with proving ground to
achieve the highest possible score by saving as many turtles as possible while
facing increasingly difficult challenges.
Developed and published by Sabarasa,
Save the Turtles is the first of several upcoming titles exclusively for
Nintendo platforms. Upcoming projects for Sabarasa include two DSiWare titles,
the puzzle game Primrose and Alt-Play: Jason Rohrer Anthology which is a
compilation of games created by the award-winning game auteur. In addition,
consumers can expect Horizon, a Balance-Board powered action game, and Protocol,
a local and online team-based first-person shooter, to be available on WiiWare.