SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zynga (Nasdaq:ZNGA), in partnership with Eat Sleep Play, is proud to announce the worldwide launch of Looney Tunes Dash! now available for download on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on Google Play. Set within the imaginative and unpredictable world of the Looney Tunes, Looney Tunes Dash! is a brand new Runner experience on mobile that challenges players to run, jump, smash and slide into zany adventures. Starring timeless characters like Bugs Bunny, Road Runner, Tweety and more, the game takes a new twist on the traditional format of Runner games by challenging players to complete levels and progress through episodes set within iconic Looney Tunes landscapes.
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"As soon as players jump into Looney Tunes Dash!, we want them to be struck by a sense of familiarity and the unique rush of being able to escape Elmer's clutches and dodge falling anvils," said John vanSuchtelen, general manager of Looney Tunes Dash! at Zynga. "While the setting will instantly evoke memories for Looney Tunes fans, we're also delivering a unique experience based on the requests we heard most often from players – a Runner game that rewards completion and puts new challenges around every twist and turn. Working closely with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, we quickly realized that the Looney Tunes brand is perfectly suited for the fast-paced and unpredictable nature of mobile Runner games. We can't wait for players to jump in and discover it for themselves."
Looney Tunes Dash! is part of Zynga's multi-year agreement with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to license the beloved brand for mobile. The Runner category attracts one of the largest and most globally diverse audiences of mobile players, and as one of the most widely recognized, cross-generational entertainment brands ever created, Looney Tunes reaches millions of fans that span generations around the world. Marking one of the first major mobile games for a new generation of players, Looney Tunes Dash! represents a significant extension for the brand on mobile.
Looney Tunes Dash! includes original musical scores and songs inspired by classic Looney Tunes episodes, and also features voice-over work from Jeff Bergman, who has provided the voice for many Looney Tunes characters – including Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck – in a variety of projects. Key features of Looney Tunes Dash! include:
- Progress to Unlock New Levels, Characters and Abilities – Complete level goals to progress on the Looney Tunes map to unlock new episodes and run as new characters. Earning coins along the way, players can unlock new skills, gain extra power-ups and master each character's special ability.
- Classic Looney Tunes Characters in Classic Worlds – Looney Tunes Dash! features 90 levels at launch resembling classic episodes like Painted Desert and Tweety's Neighborhood. Players can run as iconic Looney Tunes characters, including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety, Road Runner and more, with special cameo appearances by Marvin the Martian, Porky Pig and Taz.
- Test Your Looney Tunes Knowledge – Throughout each level, discover digital Looney Tunes Collector's Cards – scenes from the original cartoons featuring fun facts about classic episodes and moments from the cartoon series, such as Bugs Bunny posing as a Valkyrie while he bedazzles the lovelorn Elmer Fudd in What's Opera, Doc?
Looney Tunes Dash! was developed in close collaboration with Eat Sleep Play, the world-class game developer behind the hit video game series Twisted Metal. Eat Sleep Play worked closely with Zynga's team, collaborating on art, design and engineering and developed a custom 3D engine that brought the Looney Tunes universe to life for a visually stunning experience.
Looney Tunes Dash! is available in 16 languages, including English, German, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Italian, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Turkish, Japanese, Russian and Korean. The game is available for free to download on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.AppStore.com and on Google Play.
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Forward Looking Statements
This release contains forward looking statements relating to, among other things, the worldwide launch of Looney Tunes Dash! on iPhone, iPad and Google Play, the success of the game, features for the game, the player and game experience, our partnership with Warner Bros. Interactive to license the Looney Tunes brand for mobile, player reaction to the Looney Tunes brand, player interest in the Runner category for mobile and player interest in Runner games featuring branded content. The success of the matters covered by such forward looking statements involves risks. Actual results could differ materially from those predicted or implied. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, among other things, player interest in the game and features, our relationship and agreements with content and platform providers, our ability to launch future features for the game in a timely manner, our ability to monetize the game and features effectively, the effectiveness of our marketing program, our ability to implement new game technology and player reaction to this technology, our ability to anticipate and address technical challenges that may arise and competition. More information about the risks Zynga faces is included in our quarterly and annual reports filed with the SEC, copies of which may be obtained at http://investor.zynga.com or the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov. Undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements in this release. We assume no obligation to update such statements.
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