#2 Paid App BATTLE BEARS™ hero gets ‘hugged to death’ in new mock-violent 3D-shooter game
Omaha, Nebraska – (WiredPRNews.com) — September 17, 2009 — A brave bear facing fatal hugs from attacking pink teddy bears has earned BATTLE BEARS™ top ranking on iTunes in a matter of days. The new game from CORALINE animator Benjamin Vu’s new upstart production company, SkyVu Pictures, offers adorable animation, a tongue-in-cheek theme and intense bear-on-bear action. The game, launched this month and available exclusively for iPhone and iPod Touch, has stayed at #1 in Action and Adventure Games, #2 in All Games and top #5 in Paid Apps.
The object of the new game is to kill cuddly pink teddy bears who attempt to commit “huggacide” with deadly embraces to OLIVER, an advanced robotic teddy bear with a lot of attitude. When OLIVER annihilates the hug-crazed bears, rainbow colored blood beams from their necks or splashes across the moving touch screen. But the homicidal teddies multiply, and each level leads to more advanced battles, cut scenes and surprises featuring new weapons, including the “Bearzooka” and the powerful “Unicorn Horn Crossbow.” Click for a sample of the game action: http://www.battlebears.com/game/.
“It’s Care Bears meets Black Hawk Down,” says writer and director Benjamin Vu, “In the next weeks, we’ll release new versions with more slightly demented details on our characters and storyline.”
Launched on August 31, BATTLE BEARS went to Top Ten Apps on iTunes in just seven days, and has remained in the top five Paid Apps and Action/Adventure Games despite stiff competition.
BATTLE BEARS™ is available for 99 cents for a limited time on the iTunes App Store. Also available is a free, shorter version of BATTLE BEARS that allows players to try out the game at no charge. Visit. For more information on BATTLE BEARS, visit www.battlebears.com or email Steven Greene at [email protected] or at (917) 656-1837.
ABOUT SKYVU PICTURES, INC.
SkyVu Pictures is an innovative new animation company started by Benjamin Vu, a CORALINE animator and CalArts graduate. Vu is the writer and director for the upcoming film, BATTLE BEARS, the first full-length feature based on an iPhone App. With studios in the U.S., Singapore and Vietnam, SkyVu’s unique multi-national production system allows it to rapidly produce cutting-edge 3D animation for feature films and mobile games. Learn more about SkyVu Pictures at www.SkyVu.net.