‘Forgotten Places: Lost Circus (HD)’ Showcases the Powerful Graphical Capabilities of Corona SDK

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Sungift Games' new mobile experience sets a high bar for all developers to aspire to.

Forgotten Places: Lost Circus (HD) – the first iPad game from Ukrainian-based game studio Sungift Games – is a spectacular, richly graphical mobile experience that has set a high bar for mobile game development, whether on Ansca Mobile’s Corona SDK or on other platforms.

Lost Circus takes the player through an abandoned carnival environment, with clues to the game’s progress hidden in its elaborately detailed graphics. Sungift Games designed Lost Circus to have several hours of gameplay; its puzzle-based style and immersive storyline harkens back to classic puzzle adventures like Myst and The Secret of Grisly Manor (another Corona SDK-based mobile game that has cracked the top 10 in the NOOK Apps store, Amazon Appstore, and is approaching 100,000 paid downloads in the Apple App Store).

“When you’re creating a game this elaborate and this graphically intricate, the combination of graphic design and programming can be prohibitively overwhelming,” says Stas Dmytriiev, co-founder of Sungift Games. “But, since Corona SDK makes programming an extremely quick and easy task, we can focus solely on designing the best looking and most fun to play game possible, without getting too anxious about how we’re going to code it all.”

Ansca Mobile co-founder Carlos Icaza says games like Lost Circus are strong examples of the power of Corona SDK and will encourage developers to further push the limits of their own mobile development capabilities.

“It’s a fantastic app - one of the best-looking mobile games on the market today” says Icaza. “We are excited about the amazing quality of apps being developed with Corona SDK and are confident games like this will spur even higher production values among the Corona SDK community.”

Forgotten Places: Lost Circus (HD) is available now for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch in over 10 different languages for gamers worldwide.

App Store link (full): http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/forgotten-places-lost-circus/id429688625

About Sungift Games
Sungift Games (http://www.sungiftgames.com) is a game studio based out of the city of Chernivtsi in southwest Ukraine. The small studio specializes in graphically intense games, and is currently working on the follow-up to its long-story puzzle adventure Forgotten Places: Lost Circus.

About Ansca Mobile
Ansca, Inc. (http://www.anscamobile.com) is a venture-backed Palo Alto, CA-based mobile development company founded by two former Adobe mobile engineers who previously led the Adobe Flash Lite engineering team. Their Corona SDK software development kit empowers developers of all backgrounds to create graphically rich games and applications for Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android mobile platforms. Corona SDK-based applications have been downloaded more than 10 million times in the first quarter of 2011 alone.

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