Red Rocket Games Releases Mevo & the Grooveriders on Big Fish Games

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First Downloadable Music/Rhythm Platform Game for the Casual PC Market

MEVO & the Grooveriders really breaks out of the casual game mold and differentiates itself within the market

Red Rocket Games, a game developer focused on creating original digital casual entertainment with a fun retro game feel, today announced that its debut game, MEVO & THE GROOVERIDERS, is available for download on Big Fish Games, the world's leading online destination for games and interactive entertainment. MEVO is a synchronized music/rhythm platform game - Mario Bros. meets Guitar Hero -- for the casual PC game market that is accessible to all players -- young and old, beginner or expert.

In the game, MEVO, the main character, has to reunite his band, the Grooveriders, bring 'FUNK' back to the universe and defeat the enemy SILENCE. To move MEVO through the game's five beautifully crafted worlds (Ocean, Jungle, Desert, Space and Wormhole), players must tap 2 keys to the rhythm of the game's music as it is played and displayed in the game with arrows. All tracks are original, produced in-house with live musicians, and feature a unique and playful retro-funky style that varies from organic to electronic tracks.

"MEVO & the Grooveriders really breaks out of the casual game mold and differentiates itself within the market," said Nate Webb, director of developer relations at Big Fish Games. "We are looking forward to sharing this innovative, fun and accessible game with our worldwide audience."

As the game progresses, the beat sequences become more complex, evolving from basic single beats to rapid beats, combinations, sequences and long-hold sustains with breaks. By successfully completing the levels, players can access new areas and songs, or be rewarded with in-game items, such as avatar pieces that are needed to activate power-ups. Power-ups include slow mo, shield up, "perfect boost" scoring, and autopilot. No matter what skill level, players are rewarded with avatars, dance packs and badges to help progress through the game. Even though the game is accessible and easy to play for all levels of players, advanced players will be challenged with the game's multiple layers of game play, including hidden levels, power-ups, badges and dance packs.

"MEVO & THE GROOVERIDERS offers all levels of players from adults to kids a fun experience that incorporates great music, beautiful art and very accessible yet challenging gameplay," said Jung Suh, CEO of Red Rocket Games. "We know that all gamers from hardcore to casual will appreciate the customizable experience and great replayability that offers them a new experience each time they play."

Other Key MEVO Features:

  •     Personalization - Players can personalize their MEVO with 17 body sets, 23 headsets and 6 dance sets, including customized avatars and costumes, such as Ninjas, British Dandy, Reindeers, Pumpkins, and more. Some avatar pieces/sets even have additional power-ups associated with them, such as score multipliers or invincibility.
  •     Great replayability - Players can replay the game with many variables, including trying to acquire different badges, achieving perfect play through, experiencing all of the alternate endings, or finding all the power-ups, avatars and dance packs throughout the levels.

For more information about MEVO & THE GROOVERIDERS, go to http://www.MevoWorld.com.

About Red Rocket Games:
Headquartered in Bellevue, WA, with a 22-person development studio in Shanghai, China, Red Rocket Games is a game developer focused on creating bite-size digital entertainment and casual games for the PC, Internet, handheld and iPhone markets. The company, which was formed in 2005, merges the best of Asia's online gaming innovations, such as micro-transactions and avatar systems, with proven U.S. game design methodologies. The company was co-founded by Jung Suh, who was most recently the co-founder and VP of content for GameFly, and Scott Yu, formerly a technical art director at Electronic Arts. Red Rocket Games will release its first casual game in early 2009 on its own portal, as well as on sites of other distributors and publishers of casual games. More company information can be found at http://www.redrocketgames.com.

About Big Fish Games:
Big Fish Games is the world's leading online destination for games and interactive entertainment. Based in Seattle, Washington, Big Fish Games offers "A New Game Every Day!™" -- Big Fish Games works with more than 500 game developers and distributes over 1 million games per day to consumers worldwide. Big Fish Games Studios develops and publishes some of the industry's leading brands including Mystery Case Files®, Hidden Expedition™, Azada™, and Fairway Solitaire™.

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