[prMac.com] Galway, Ireland – Mobile game developers 9th Impact, have launched a unique Match 3 game for the holiday season for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices. What makes Christmas Express Match 3, version 1.0 unique is not the gameplay itself, but that every single piece from the characters down to the exit buttons are hand-made from clay.
The clay characters include Santa, Rudolph and Snowman and are brought to life using stop motion animation. The result is a beautiful aesthetic, full of heart and charm. The level map screen is a magical winter wonderland with a sense of playfulness and Christmas warmth.
“I wanted this game to be proud of it’s hand-made origins rather than striving for pixel perfect digital graphics.” said 9th Impact game designer and artist Sarah Quick.
The game isn’t all about just creating a unique aesthetic though. “I love playing match 3 games, so I designed the levels to be fun, diverse and challenging and created a new type of piece – a Christmas Cracker – which gives you a surprise bonus each time you open one.” said Quick.
For anyone living under a rock, who hasn’t heard of Match 3 or its most famous example, Candy Crush, the game involves a board full of different color pieces. The player can swap two adjacent pieces in order to make a line of 3 of the same color vertically or horizontally.
Christmas Express Match 3 will appeal to Candy Crush addicts, lovers of hand-made crafts or those with an appetite for festive themed fun.
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* Universal Application
* 241 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Christmas Express Match 3 version 1.0 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. An Android version is also available through Google Play.9th Impact
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9th Impact are an award winning game studio based in Galway, Ireland. The team of artists, designers, developers and storywriters build original and franchised games for iOS and Android. They are best known for being the developers of the official game series based on the classic Biker Mice from Mars TV show. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2016 9th Impact. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.