Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Little Worlds' 'KickFail' an attempt to to save studio

Little Worlds Studio plays its last card and places its fate in the hands of the public with the launch of #Kickfailer

This is No Kickstarter! The developers of Mana Crusher Reach out to the gaming community to support games that are already available so they can keep their jobs!

France, April 9, 2014------We’re not going to lie – after 10 years of producing cool games and apps for all kinds of platforms, things are tough at Little Worlds Studio. The fate of our 13 staff is hanging in the balance, and every download of our charming and addictive new title, Mana Crusher counts. Available now for free on iPhone, iPad and Android, the hundred plus levels of Mana Crusher take players on a journey through a fantastic universe with a combination of logic, puzzles and card collecting. Our studio has launched #Kickfailer in a bid to keep the wheels turning via the optional in-app purchases. Every penny counts – download and donate today via http://kickfailer.com/

“Mana Crusher is free and you can finish the game without spending anything, but if you want to support us, you can buy something in game,” said David Chomard, studio founder. “Kickfailer is kind of like Kickstarter, but for a game that you can already play and judge for yourself. We’ve put our hearts into our studio and into Mana Crusher and the first reviews of players are excellent!”

Established 10 years ago with our proud white wolf logo, our studio is fighting to survive, and we are calling on players to download Mana Crusher and help the cause by making in-game purchases. In a bid to energize our players and fans, Little Worlds Studio has launched the revolutionary #Kickfailer initiative to encourage donations in the form of in-game purchases
Who are you helping by supporting kickfailer?
Meet Dave.  Dave founded Little Worlds 10 years ago. He has a wife and 3 kids.  He is joined by AurĂ©lie, Paul-Henri, Alex who has been with the team for 10 years and Raf, PC, Lio, Pascal for 8 years, and 4 young talents to bring a fresh, youthful element to the team. Together we have celebrated 3 weddings (including 2 employees who married each other) and the birth of 5 babies.  We are a family and we would like to stick together!!

Each time we hit a new target we will do something fun to thank the players:
- 1,000 Downloads: the 13 developers will go out for a filling and nutritious meal at their nearest fast food restaurant (a kind of “Last Supper”).
- 10,000 Downloads: every player account will be credited with 10,000 Clovers.
- 100,000  Downloads: a new character will appear in the game: the Little Worlds white wolf.
- 1,000,000 Downloads: the game artists will create 10 new in-game characters based on requests from players.
- 10,000,000 Downloads: the studio will host a big costume party with everyone dressed in cosplay based on the game’s characters. Everyone who donated is welcome to attend.
- 100,000,000 Downloads: the developers will spend a night in prison on your behalf
  
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The Little Worlds team in happier times

The enchanted world of Mana Crusher
Take the role of one of the six banished wizards and trace paths by connecting identical adjacent objects, including pumpkins, crystals and potions, over more than 100 levels. For each move, the longer the path, the more bonuses collected. But there’s more to the magical arts: players need to train new wizards, collect rare cards and master spells. Players can cast more than 10 different spells to burn evil scarecrows, attack enemy wizards and gain the upper hand.

Check out the game’s official website here for more info: http://www.manacrusher.com/ and the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4cXdnf1fNc

There are several ways to support Little Worlds in their bid to keep the doors open:
-via social media: @kickfailer @Little_Worlds
-via the website at www.kickfail.com
-Download their latest game for free: (Mana Crusher) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mana-crusher/id824151823?mt=8

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About Little Worlds Studio
Established in 2004, Little Worlds Studio is an independent video game development studio based in Lyon, France. Over the last 10 years, the studio has produced more than 60 games and apps for Facebook, iPhone, iPad, Android, PC, Mac and more, both self-published and for clients including Ubisoft, Anuman and Atari. Visit the official website at http://www.little-worlds.com/







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