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Medford, OR, April 4, 2011 – Trilobyte Games, LLC today announced that is has re-built the wicked “microscope puzzle” from The 7th Guest. Re-imagined expressly for the iPad, The 7th Guest: Infection is a strategy game for two players or for single play against the mad genius, Henry Stauf.
Priced at $2.99 iPad, the engaging game with decidedly original graphics and score is based on an insanely brilliant AI engine. The game features a microscopic environment full of virulent, colorful pathogens that are struggling to overtake competitive bugs and break-out to epidemic status. The new game also incorporates Apple’s “Game Center” to enable players to test their mettle against friends and other players worldwide.
“I’m excited to bring this new iteration of a familiar puzzle to handheld mobile platforms and a new generation of gamers,” said Rob Landeros, co-founder of Trilobyte and Trilobyte Games, LLC; CEO and art director/designer on all projects. “This puzzle did not make the port from original source to the iOS version of The 7th Guest. Fans quickly told us how important it was to gamers. So our team spent a lot of time with game design and adding a new, custom AI engine to bring depth and richness to the re-created puzzle.”
Infection is a strategy board game designed to be played by the user against another player; or, Henry Stauf himself, who taunts and belittles his opponents in his well-known voice. The 7x7 square grid, featuring layers of animated microbial action, is divided into 7 columns and 7 rows of consecutive cells. The object of the game is to make your microbes a majority on the board at the end of the game, by infecting and converting as many of your opponent's microbes as possible.
Each player begins with two microbes, blue or red. The game starts with the four microbes on the four corners of the board, with blue in the top left and bottom right and red on the other two. Red moves first.
During their turn, players move one of their microbes either one or two spaces in any direction. Diagonal distances are equivalent to orthogonal distances, e.g. it is legal to move to a cell whose relative position is two squares away both vertically and horizontally. If the destination is adjacent to the source, a new microbe is created on the empty departure square. Otherwise the microbe on the source moves to the destination. After the move, all of the opponent player's microbes adjacent to the destination cell are converted to the color of the moving player. Players must move unless no legal move is possible, in which case they must pass.
The game ends when all cells have been filled or one of the players has no remaining microbes. The player with the most microbes wins.
* Rich graphical environment with intuitive and engaging game play.
* Play head to head with friends.
* Play against Stauf himself... if you can withstand his maddening taunts.
* Seven difficulty levels. Few will beat Ol' Uncle Henry when he is at his best.
* Original soundtrack by MazeDude; and,
* Integrated Game Center.
Trilobyte Games, LLC, www.trilobytegames.com, is an Oregon corporation headquartered in Medford. The company was recently re-organized to bring existing and new gaming titles to mobile platforms including Apple’s iPhone and iPad. Joining original Trilobyte co-founder Rob Landeros are John Fricker, chief technology officer; and, Charlie McHenry, chief operations officer. The firm is located at 2822 Orchard Home, Medford, OR 97501.