Jewel Quest goes mobile

by: Chuck -
I-play announced today that they will be releasing the puzzle Jewel Quest for mobile phones. The game features 110 puzzles of increasing difficulty. Check with your provider to see if the game is available for your phone.
San Mateo, CA & London, UK – 27th July 2005: Mobile users around the world now have their chance to get the hugely popular online puzzle game Jewel Quest onto their mobile phones, thanks to the latest launch by I-play, the mobile games company. The mobile version of iWin’s highly addictive puzzle game has met serious critical acclaim amongst enthusiast mobile gaming publications.

Declared a Finalist for the 2004 Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards as 'Downloadable Game of the Year,' the online edition of Jewel Quest has broken all sales records at several of the largest distributors of mass market and casual games in North America, and is available from a broad range of popular online web gaming sites, including iWin.com, Yahoo Games, MSN, Shockwave, and AOL.

“This is one thumb gaming at its best - simple, challenging and compelling to all. We are looking to drive the mass-market adoption of mobile games with this nail-biting puzzler, as well as target the rapidly growing female gamer population. It will be exciting to watch the impact of this killer IP, proven on PC, combined with the mass market penetration of the mobile platform,” commented David Gosen, COO of I-play.

The mobile edition of Jewel Quest has received rave reviews from a number of influential gaming websites:

“I-play's sparkling puzzler is one of 2005's absolute must-haves.”
9.1/10 - IGN Wireless

"An excellent conversion from the PC bestseller...I found it very hard to tear myself away from it unless I had something urgent to do. This definitely has the ‘just one more go’ factor or in my case ‘just 5 more levels’.”
90% - Mobilegamefaqs.com

“Jewel Quest is a terrific puzzle game that’s highly addictive. Puzzle lovers should eat this mobile version up.”
4/5 WGWorld.com

Jewel Quest presents a new generation of gem matching by enabling gamers to play as a fearless adventurer questing through ancient Mayan ruins in search of hidden treasures and priceless artifacts. As you venture deeper into the jungle, you will encounter increasingly difficult puzzles containing secret twists, cursed items, and buried artifacts. The goal is to rearrange these valuable relics and turn sand tiles into gold before time runs out!

The game features 110 challenging puzzles, collecting huge amounts of treasure and rare jewels. The quest is complete when you have solved every puzzle and uncovered all the gold statues.

“The PC version of Jewel Quest has established a strong global presence with localized versions in 9 different languages,” said CJ Wolf, CEO of iWin Inc. “We have been extremely pleased with I-play's commitment to the game as well as their worldwide marketing and distribution efforts. They did a great job keeping the integrity of the original game design intact while providing a completely unique experience for the mobile platform.”

Jewel Quest is now available from major network operators across North and South America, Europe and Asia. For more information on Jewel Quest and other I-play products, please visit www.i-play.com.
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